Academy Park High School


Academy Park High School

Academy Park High School is a four-year public high school in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania. The school's mascot is the Knight. It is currently the only high school in the Southeast Delco School District. The current principal, Dr. Alan Johnson started his term during the 2007-08 School year.

Academy Park High School was formed in the fall of 1982; however, the current Academy Park building did not open until the fall of 1984. In the interim, the old Collingdale and Sharon Hill high schools were used as an east and west campus for the new school. The former Darby Township High School was converted into Ashland Middle School. Portions of the old Collingdale High School still stand, serving as the town’s borough hall and a municipal court, while the old Sharon Hill High School was demolished. Though the building is gone, the school’s former football field serves as home to the Academy Park Knights.

Academy Park’s first principal, Agnes M. Patterson, was an active supporter of the school’s activities and students. She died unexpectedly in the spring of 1987 after attending a performance of the school district’s annual spring musical. The school’s auditorium has been named in her honor.

In 2003 the school began to have a dress code.Since the students improved their behavior,there will be no dress code enforced.This new rule will take effect for the 2008-2009 school year.

Academy Park High School has drawn criticism due to having low PSSA scores and have joined in the benchmark testing to help improve these scores. There has been much criticism of the school board's running of the district.

External links

* [http://www.sedelco.org/ Academy Park High School] (from the Southeast Delco School District website)
* [http://classreport.org/usa/pa/sharon_hill/aphs Academy Park Alumni] (from the classreport.org website)
* [http://quest.cjonline.com/stories/092700/gen_0927006135.shtml Cheney schedules debate practice] (this article mentions Dick Cheney's visit to the school in 2000)


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