Barack Obama Academy of International Studies 6-12
|Pittsburgh Obama 6-12|
|515 N. Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Coordinates:
|Type||Public International Baccalaureate|
|Motto||Nothing in life is so complicated, that it cannot be achieved by discipline and hard work.|
|School district||Pittsburgh Public Schools|
|Principal||Dr. Wayne Walters|
|Enrollment||875 as of December 1, 2012|
|Color(s)||Purple, black and silver|
The Barack Obama Academy of International Studies, also known as Pittsburgh Obama 6-12, is a public school in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is named in honor of the 44th and former President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Pittsburgh Obama is an International Baccalaureate school which was created when the Pittsburgh Public Schools combined Frick Middle School and Schenley High School. As of the 2012-2013 school year, Pittsburgh Obama is located in the former Peabody High School building. Before that, it was housed in the former Reizenstein Middle School building for three years.
The school is noted for its heavy involvement in the Pennsylvania YMCA Youth and Government program.
As of December 1, 2012:
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
- "Transition to Peabody". Barack Obama Academy of International Studies is moving to a new location. Pittsburgh Public Schools. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- Chute, Eleanor (March 30, 2012). "2 bids for school buildings favored". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 14, 2012.