PTHS WACTC Seniors are to wear their home school caps and gowns to the WACTC Certificate Ceremony, Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Counseling Services
Western Area Career and Technology Center (WACTC)

Vocational career counseling is available through any of the school counselors, the Career Resource Center and any career education special events and programs held throughout the school year.

Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 may elect a course of study that would include a half-day program at the Western Area Career and Technology Center in Houston, PA.

Students choosing this scheduling option have a six (6) period day at the high school in the morning which is normally adequate to meet requirements for graduation. The program at Western Area Career and Technology Center requires faithful attendance. Chronic absenteeism will result in removal from the program.

Disciplinary infractions at Western Area Career and Technology Center will be reported to the Peters Township High School Administration. Students must follow the Peters Township High School Handbook while attending the High School and the Western Area Career and Technology Center's rules, guidelines, and procedures apply while at WACTC.

At any time that the Administration from either school believes the student's best interest would be served by the student returning to the home school, this action will be considered and a meeting held with the parents/guardians and the Grade Level Assistant Principal to review the matter.

See the Course Description Booklet for courses offered at WACTC or the WACTC web site:

WACTC is excited to offer a new program for the 2012-2013 school year.  Please see these documents.  If interested, please stop in to the Counseling Office.

Note: On days that WACTC is in session and PTHS is not, School District buses pick our students up at home and transport them to the Career and Technology Center. At the end of their day, they are transported from the Career and Technology Center to their homes. For additional information, please contact the Transportation Department.


Post Graduate Survey

In order to keep our services relevant & current, we are requesting input from our graduates on your educational experiences after PTHS.  Please download the survey, complete, and email your response as an attachment to 

School to Career Services

  • Transition Services
  • Gifted Services
  • Service Learning (SPEARS Grant)

Contact Us

PTHS Counseling Department
Phone: 724-941-6250
Fax: 724-942-3863






Mrs. Cunningham



Mrs. Wawrzeniak






Mrs. Prinsen



Mr. Sudol




Our Mission

The mission of the Peters Township High School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the personal/social, academic and career development of all students. School counselors are professional student advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians and the community, school counselors assist all students in realizing their abilities, interests, and goals as they transition through the educational process to become successful members of society and life-long learners.

Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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