Cedar Crest High School
|Cedar Crest High School|
|115 S. Evergreen Road
Lebanon, PA, Lebanon County, 17042
|School type||Public, Secondary|
|School district||Cornwall-Lebanon School District|
|Faculty||98.7 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.8|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and Gray|
|Athletics conference||PIAA District 3|
|Team name||Cedar Crest Falcons|
|Feeder schools||Cedar Crest Middle School|
|Website||Cedar Crest High School|
Cedar Crest High School was founded in 1966. The current Principal is Ms. Nicole Malinoski. Population of the school is estimated at over 2000 students. The high school runs on a periods system that is based on 45 minute classes. Each Wednesday, Activity Period is added at the end of the day to allow time for clubs and other organizations to meet. In October 2009, the school won the award for America's Best High Schools, after its Academic Achievements goal was set and after winning against every Pennsylvania High School.
Cedar Crest High School offers four (4) different levels of classes to meet the needs of students including applied, college prep, honors, Advanced Placement courses, and learning support. All students are required to complete 4 credits in the areas of mathematics, English, social studies, and science. In addition, students must complete a certain number of electives each year as well as the completion of a senior project.
The school offers foreign language study in Spanish, French, German, and Latin. Each language is offered at levels 1 through 4, with levels 3 and 4 of each language ranked as an honors level course. Although students do not have to study a language to graduate, many students participate in the foreign language program for two years in order to meet possible college requirements.
The AP courses offered are Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, U.S. Government and Politics, Macroeconomics, United States History, Human Geography, European History, Physics C, Psychology, and Statistics. In addition, they offer many elective classes in the areas of agricultural sciences, art, music, earth and space sciences, sociology, humanities, and applied arts.
In 2010, the school created a new program called Mandatory Academic Support (MAS). Students are assigned to this program by a teacher. The program was designed so that teachers may not simply fail students who choose not to do projects, but to give them the opportunity to do work with the assistance of a teacher.
Clubs and organizations
The school offers a variety of different clubs including Anime Club, Art Honor Society, Big Star Program, Byte Club, Cedar Log, Diversity Committee, Dance Club, Drama Club, FBLA, FCA, FCCLA, FFA, French Club, German Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Icehockey Club, Key Club, Kite Club, Latin Club, Marketing Club, NHS, Peer Mediation, Model UN, Morning Announcement Club, Office Fan Club, Ping Pong, Quest, Quiz Bowl, SADD, SEE Club, SFC Club, Snowmobile Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Talon, TATU, Tri-M, TSA, YEA, Young Democrats Club, and Young Republicans Club. In addition, the school performs a musical during the spring. Recent musical productions have included How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Li'l Abner, Jekyll and Hyde, Kiss Me, Kate, Little Mary Sunshine, and Grease.
Musical groups include Chorus, Women's Chorus, Concert Choir, Show Choir, Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and the Orchestra. Members of the Concert Choir, Show Choir, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band are all selected by audition. Many students in select groups participate in county, district, regional, and state festivals and competitions. All musical groups except for the Show Choir and Jazz Band hold a winter and spring concert. Because of scheduling, the Show Choir and Jazz Band hold a separate concert in the spring.
- Derek Fisher, baseball player
- Jamie Lynn Gray (née Beyerle)(born May 26, 1984 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is an American sport shooter who won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in women's 50 metre rifle three positions
- Frank Reich, NFL quarterback
- Sam Yoon, Boston, Massachusetts City Councillor[page needed]
- "Cedar Crest HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- "PIAA - Schools - Directory - Cedar Crest High School". Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- "All eyes on prospect Derek Fisher, Virginia baseball at the start: NCAA notebook". PennLive.com. February 14, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
- "Frank Reich profile, statistics and more". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
- "CCHS alum gets it done". The Daily News (Lebanon, PA). November 9, 2005. (Newsbank)