HASD COURSE OF STUDIES
The mission of the Hazleton Area School District is to educate all students to become self-directed, life long learners and responsible, contributing members of society. The Program of Studies for the Hazleton Area High School affords students the opportunity to direct their learning through informed course selection.
Graduation Projects, required of all students as per the Pennsylvania State Board of Education Regulations, are an extension of student learning. They assess your ability to apply, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and communicate information to others. Additionally, these Graduation Projects offer opportunities to explore career options. All projects are reviewed by a faculty panel.
The following course of study has been prepared after many long hours of investigation and study. It is designed to meet the needs of the students at the Hazleton Area High School. If you will read it carefully with thought toward your future goals, you will find that it offers a wide variety of choices intended for a complete education and preparation for future endeavors.
The courses that you take in high school will make a great difference in your life. Students should become familiar with and consider the entrance requirements for college, career/technical schools, military careers, or employment when selecting their high school courses.
Students entering the work force after high school will find that employers are looking for graduates who possess academic and career skills needed to benefit their company. Consult your guidance counselors and teachers for advice on course sequences.
The Hazleton Area School District uses Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation, High Schools That Work, the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and district-wide assessment to provide on-going evaluation of our programs.