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High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. It is preceded by primary education. High school is also the name used to describe the institution in which the final stage of compulsory education takes place. In the United States, high schools generally consist of grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, although the inclusion of grade 9 varies by school district.
Quaker Valley High School is a high school located in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania. The average graduating class is about 150 students, most of which go on to further education be it vocational or academic. Quaker Valley High School is located twelve miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania along the Ohio River. The school district is close to the Pittsburgh International Airport as well. The school district serves students from the municipalities of Aleppo Township, Bell Acres Borough, Edgeworth Borough, Glenfield Borough, Haysville Borough, Leet Township, Leetsdale Borough, Osborne Borough, Sewickley Borough, Sewickley Heights Borough, and Sewickley Hills Borough.
The high school is particularly known for quality, international-level education. This is upheld by the International Baccaleureatte Middle Years Programme practiced in grades 9 and 10. The High School is recognized as a Blue Riddon School of Excellence, a Pennsylvania Digit School, and has been ranked in the top 2 percent of nationwide high schools by Newsweek Magazine. It has also been named among the best 100 schools in the nation for music education. Typically, 90 percent of Quaker Valley seniors take the SAT, Scholastic Aptitude Test. In 2003-2004, the average score was 1082. Also, 90 percent of seniors who graduate go on to higher education.
The school also offers 10 AP, Advanced Placement subjects are English Literature, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, German, Spanish Language, U.S. History, European History, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. Other AP courses are offers online as a part of APEX. Average AP scores are much higher than the state average.
The Quaker Valley School District guidance program supports the mission of the school district as developed by the Strategic Planning committee and adopted by the Board of Education. The guidance program contributes to the accomplishment of that mission through a wide range of developmental services and programs for all students, staff and parents. The mission of the Quaker Valley School District is to excel at educating students to become knowledgeable, self-directed, lifelong learners and ethical, responsible citizens.

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