School Profile

School Profile

Phone: (814-533-5601)
CEEB Code: 391956
 
Superintendent: Mrs. Amy Arcurio
Building Principal/Vocational Director/International Director: Mr. Michael Dadey
Assistant Principal: Mr. Kurt Hoffman
Assistant Principal: Mr. Bernie Conway
School Counselors: Kirby Deater, Megan Zadzilko, & Danielle Hardison
School Psychologist: Caitlyn Siko
 
The Greater Johnstown School District serves the educational needs of the City of Johnstown, three surrounding townships, and parts of Geistown Borough. The District is a combination of rural and small town areas and encompasses approximately 23 square miles of approximately 3.3% of the area of Cambria County.
 
Currently, the district consists of one high school, one middle school, and one elementary school. Total district enrollment is approximately 3,100 students. The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 52% white, 30% African American and the remaining groups, Hispanic (3%), Asian Pacific Islander, American Indian and/or Multi-Racial (15%), equaling 18%.
 
The Greater Johnstown High School is a comprehensive five-year public high school enrolling approximately 1100 students in grades 8 through 12. The new high school complex opened in the Fall of 2004 and consists of four separate academies, which include 12 Vocation Programs of Study. The Academies are:
 
  • The 8th Grade Success Academy
    • Considered a school within a school, the 8th Grade Success Academy is designed to help students grow academically and socially, so they may succeed in their chosen pathways.
  • Arts and Communication
    • Available to grades 9-12
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
    • Available to grades 9-12
  • Health and Human Services
    • Available to grades 9-12
 
GPA calculation will be based on final grade percentages for classes taken in grades 9-12.
 
  • For Advanced Placement courses, an extra 20% grade percentage. (ex. Final grade 92% plus 20%= 112% for QPA calculation purposes)
  • Dual Enrollment at PHCC = 20% additional weighting
  • Dual Enrollment at 4 year university or college = 25% additional weighting.
 
Grading Scale
 
  • A - 93-100%
  • B - 82-92%
  • C - 70-81%
  • D - 60 - 69%
  • F - 0-59%
              
Graduation Requirements:
 
  • 4 Units English
  • 4 Units Mathematics
  • 3 Units Science
  • 4 Units Social Studies
  • 1 Unit Strategic Reading / English Composition
  • 1 Unit Freshman Wellness
  • 1 Unit Personal Finance
  • 8 Units Academy Electives