School District
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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As one of the highest performing high schools in the state, it is our goal to continue to offer a rigorous breadth of coursework for ALL students. This means preparing more students for advanced academic work at the honors and Advanced Placement (AP) levels. Whether it is one class or many, participation in AP courses significantly improves a student’s college readiness. To help meet that goal, we have partnered with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to provide robust training for our staff and incentives to our students. Students will have access to the best instruction, additional tutoring, and monetary incentives.
National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI): NMSI is a national nonprofit organization that supports districts in developing college readiness through improving teacher effectiveness and student performance in critical subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. As part of a partnership with NMSI through the 2017-2018 School Year, students enrolled in math, science, technology, and English AP courses will receive additional support with extra tutoring sessions, administration/scoring of mock AP Exams and supplemental Saturday Study Sessions. In addition, NMSI will subsidize half the fee of the AP Exam and provide monetary incentives of $100.00 per AP Exam score of 5 and $50.00 per AP Exam score of 4 in the participating AP courses. For more information about the NMSI organization, you can visit their website:
Three focused study sessions are offered for each AP subject in the content areas of English, math, and science. These sessions run from 8:00-12:00 and will include students from multiple districts in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Each session is run by state and national AP experts. Classroom teachers are invited to attend and observe these sessions. Transportation will be provided by the District for those who request it.
2017-2018 Saturday Study Sessions are listed below:
AP English Study Sessions
  • October 21, 2017
  • January 20, 2018
  • February 24, 2018
Location: Chartiers Valley  High School 
Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (snacks provided, no lunch provided)
Courses: AP Language, AP Literature

AP Science Study Sessions
  • February 3, 2018
  • April 7, 2018
  • April 21, 2018
Location: West Allegheny High School
Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  (snacks provided, no lunch provided)
Courses: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics I, AP Physics C, AP Environmental 

AP Math Study Sessions
  • January 6, 2018
  • March 3, 2018
  • March 24, 2018
Location: Peters Township High School
Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., (snacks provided, no lunch provided)
Courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Computer Science
Student Incentives from NMSI
Students participating in AP math, English, and/or science exams during the 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 school years are eligible to apply for an incentive award. Students have the opportunity to apply for an award of $50 for every 4 earned and $100 for every 5 earned. This money will be mailed directly to graduates based upon the contact information they enter at the time of application. Returning PTHS students will receive their incentive check at the high school.  Students can expect recipt of the reward money by November.
Students registering for a NMSI sponsoired AP exam in math, English, or science will have a 50% reduction in the exam fee for the duration of the grant. 
Helpful Links
Study Session Sign-Up
Students must register for the study sessions via links that are emailed to parents. The links are also posted in the classroom and are available on the Announcements page as they become available.
School District
PT High School
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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