OUR YOUGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

  YOUGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

919 LOWBER ROAD

HERMINIE, PA, 15637

724-446-5520 (office)

Office Hours: M-F 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Student Hours: M-F 7:10 AM - 2:16 PM

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:

Greetings from Yough Senior High School, home of the Cougars!  On behalf of our teachers and staff, we welcome you!  Our mission is to develop a respectful, responsible, and resilient educational community, and with your help, we can achieve this mission.

Our rigorous curriculum is the foundation that will prepare all of our students for future endeavors.  To do this we offer a variety of academic programs:

Dual credit classes, through Yough Senior High and The University of Pittsburgh, Westmoreland County Community College, and Mt. Aloysius College, let students get a jump start on college for a fraction of the tuition price. These classes, taught by our instructors during the standard school day, qualify for both high school and college credit simultaneously.  The Dual Enrollment Program is open to juniors and seniors, with courses covering a variety of subject areas. 

In addition to our Dual Enrollment Program, we offer a number of Advanced Placement classes and are proud to offer an engineering course, among other STEAM-related subjects.  Our college and career-ready initiative doesn’t end with college preparedness.  For example, through our partnership with the Central Westmoreland Career & Technology center, students may enroll into industry based technical and certification programs designed to meet the needs of an evolving workforce and develop skills for lifelong learning and living. Several of our students earn certifications and credentials in many areas including welding & fabrication, construction trades, sports medicine, cosmetology, healthcare, auto body/mechanics, emergency services, robotics, and computer technology - to name a few.

Besides academics, we offer extracurricular programs in the the performing arts (drama, band, chorus) and interscholastic athletics, competing in the WPIAL.  We also have numerous clubs and activities that meet the interests of all our students and provide opportunities for them to get involved with their school!  We are also proud of our Yough Broadcasting Network (YBN), which provides news and covers activities from around YHS via their state-of-the-art production studio, and The New Yough Times, our school's newsletter.

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to view their student’s progress and attendance through the Powerschool Parent Portal, linked to our web site.  Attendance is important to the success of our students.  Being connected and involved makes it more likely that they will care about their education now and in the future.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site.  We look forward to working with you this school year.  GO COUGARS!

Sincerely,

Mr. Sutherland, Principal

Mr. Wilkins, Assistant Principal

Yough Senior HS Staff

 

THE NEW YOUGH TIMES NEWSLETTER

 Scan the QR Code to view the winter edition of The New Yough Times newsletter:  

YOUGH BROADCASTING NETWORK

  

Watch our morning news and announcements.  Live streamed daily (or ON DEMAND) at 7:15 AM by the Yough Broadcasting Network (YBN).

WATCH YBN HERE

EXCUSE-EARLY DISMISSAL & VACATION FORMS

Please use this link to indicate an early dismissal or excuse for absence for your student(s).  No paper notes need to be sent in if this form is filled out.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ABSENT/EARLY DISMISSAL FORM

For the Educational Trip (Vacation) Request Form, Click on this link, Educational Trip Form (Vacation Form).pdf, then download, complete, and return to the office.  We can only approve up to 5 days per school year.

REALITY TOUR INFORMATION

   

  

Graduation Information

   Important Information, Dates, and Timelines:  Senior Bulletin -2024 GRADUATION