The Hamburg Area High School is a grade 9 through 12 building with a student population of approximately 695 students. The school provides a series of core and elective classes that are designed to ensure students meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education approved academic standards along with advanced, honors and Advanced Placement (AP) certified courses. Students are encouraged to participate in the Dual Enrollment program with Reading Area Community College (RACC) by taking pre-approved and certified college-level classes from the honors and AP classes, or take RACC classes and receive credit toward their graduation from Hamburg Area High School. A student can earn up to 45 college credits from RACC by participating in this program.
Hamburg Area High School is a partner in the Berks Career and Technology Center program of study. Students attend both East and West Campus classes to learn the theory and develop specific skills of high-tech careers that will make them the most marketable in the workforce of the future. Please check out the Berks Career and Technology Center's website at http://www.berkscareer.com/ to learn more about the great opportunities at the state of the art facilitates.
We are very excited to roll out our Career Pathway Model of providing every student with an opportunity to explore and experience career options. The model begins with students understanding how their personal interests relate to various careers. Elective credits are structured into one of four career pathways: Arts & Communication; Business, Finance, & Information Technology; Engineering & Industrial Technology; and Human Health & Social Sciences. Problem-focused field trips allow students to explore various workplaces that conclude with a problem to be solved and communicated to a business partner. Job shadowing and student internships provide students with extended time to experience their first career. Professional Field Experience combines an internship with coursework at the next level of education for the fullest experience for the student while offering a prospective employer an extended opportunity to get to know a prospective employee.
Students are also encouraged to participate in the 29 clubs and 25 athletic teams and numerous musical programs and performance groups that make up the extra-curricular and co-curricular program. The clubs and athletics provide students with outstanding opportunities to apply their formal education, develop life-long leadership skills, and provide a service to the community.