A-C Valley is a small, rural school district in western PA and has the distinction of being the only school district in the state located in four counties - Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Venango.
The District has formally adopted the Community Education concept. Community Education concerns itself with everything affecting the well being of all citizens within a given community. The mission statement of the Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District is:
A-C Valley, in conjunction with the community, will ensure a comprehensive education that inspires students to:
Dream Big, Work Hard, and Act Responsibly.
To support this mission, the District follows six primary beliefs:
(1) Education is a shared experience involving the student, family, school and community,
(2) Learning is a lifelong process,
(3) Open and frequent communications and mutual respect between home and school are vital,
(4) All students can learn and achieve success in their own unique ways,
(5) Positive motivation is essential for students to achieve to the best of the their abilities, and
(6) Education helps equip the students to become a productive individual.
A-C Valley stresses a foundation in basic learning and thinking skills, an acknowledgement of individual differences, sound management practices, and consistent discipline.
There's a good reason why A-C Valley is known as the school district where "living and learning meet." The curricular and extra-curricular achievements our school has experienced over the years have been possible only through the cooperative and collaborative efforts among students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators, school board members, and community residents.
A-C Valley takes great pride in providing an educational environment and academic programs that are progressive and conservative, comprehensive and individualistic, technological and basic.
The district stresses a foundation in basic learning and thinking skills, an acknowledgement of individual differences, sound management practices and consistent discipline.
A-C Valley students are fortunate to be living in a district that is small, close-knit and family oriented. Such an environment provides opportunities for the district's staff to readily respond to the needs of students, and for students to demonstrate talents, showcase creativity, interact with others and develop meaningful learning relationships with staff.
In our rural region of the state, the school serves as the hub for academic, recreational and social activities.
In a personalized, safe environment, the Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District will prepare our students to be ready for the challenges of a diverse world, so they can:
- Meet/exceed high expectations in
Analytical problem solving and strategic thinking
Co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities
- Succeed in college and careers
- Be technologically adaptive
- Value life-long learning
- Live as responsible and productive citizens
- Demonstrate compassion and empathy
- Achieve personal potential
The Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District community believes that people of character consistently demonstrate and act on the following values:
- Literacy – Acquiring information and knowledge, interpreting its value, and using it to solve real world problems
- Communication – Using interpersonal and intrapersonal skills to summarize, package, and deliver a message or an idea.
- Environmental Awareness – Be good stewards of our natural resources
- Innovation – Develop new and unique approaches
- Entrepreneurial Spirit – Willing to take a calculated risk
- Self-Discipline – Understand, consider, and accept the impact and consequences of personal actions and decisions
- Integrity – Do what is right, legally and morally. Be willing to do what is right even when no one is looking
- Work Ethic – Strive for excellence, taking pride in their work, always giving their best efforts, persevering in spite of adversities, reflecting on the results of their efforts an applying what they’ve learned to new endeavors
- Citizenship – Contribute to the well-being of their communities (both locally and globally) as responsible citizens acting in positive and creative ways