The student experience in our district culminates at Cheltenham High School, where all students select from a broad range of course options in order to meet rigorous graduation requirements and also to explore many rich elective options. All students attending CHS will complete four years each of English and physical education; three years each of mathematics, science, and social studies; and a year each of health and economics.
Students may take many courses at an honors level, and we offer thirty different Advanced Placement courses. Courses cover topics including English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language, Psychology, Economics, 2 and 3 Dimensional Arts and Music Theory. Students have opportunities to take AP classes beginning in the ninth grade.
World Language options are French, Spanish, German, and Latin. CHS also offers an abundance of elective opportunities, including television production, sports leadership, computer programming, environmental and marine sciences, African American studies, psychology, architectural drafting, and the creative and performing arts.
Act 158 - Pathways to Graduation
Act 158 of 2018 prescribed multiple pathways for students to meet Pennsylvania’s assessment requirement for graduation. The state released the criteria for alternate assessments in spring 2020. These requirements impact the Class of 2022 and beyond. Read more on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website or view this explainer document.