|Avon Grove School District|
|375 South Jennersville Road|
West Grove, Pennsylvania19390
|Superintendent||M. Christopher Marchese, Ed.D.|
|Slogan||We champion innovation. We celebrate community. We demonstrate sportsmanship. We define school spirit.|
The Avon Grove School District (AGSD) is a publicly funded, K-12 school district located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. serving over 5,000 students in four schools: Penn London Elementary School (K-2), Avon Grove Intermediate School (3-6), Fred S. Engle Middle School (7-8) and Avon Grove High School (9-12).
The District is located in a rural-suburban setting 34 miles southwest of Philadelphia, PA, and 18 miles northwest of Wilmington, DE. Avon Grove covers 67 square miles and consists of five townships:
Avondale and West Grove are two boroughs within London Grove Township. Due to the closeness of the two boroughs (less than three miles in distance from each other), it was natural that the area became known as Avon Grove.
Schools within the district
The District began offering full-day kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year. The inaugural-year enrollment of 298 students exceeded the District's 286-student projection. The previously implemented half-day kindergarten program had become an antiquated model that gave the District's youngest learners less than three hours a day to master critical literacy and math foundational concepts, as well as to learn social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in a classroom setting. The move to a full-day program has allowed students additional time to learn more thoroughly and deeply instead of rushing through key concepts. 
Avon Grove High School offers students a dual-enrollment program. This program allows high school students to take college credit-earning courses while remaining enrolled at their high school. The courses count towards both high school graduation requirements and a college degree. Through this program, the students continue to have full access to all clubs, activities and programs at their high school, including the graduation ceremony.
In the 2016-17 school year, 94 Avon Grove students earned 213 passing grades in dual-enrollment programs, with an estimated college savings of $66,500.
The District began implementing its 1:1 Technology Initiative in 2016-17, issuing a Chromebook to every seventh- and eighth-grade student at Fred S. Engle Middle School in the program's inaugural year. The Chromebooks are a gateway to Schoology, the District’s digital learning management system. Through Schoology, students can access curriculum and content, including text, video and other resources provided by their teachers. The Chromebooks allow students to access the same engaging materials whether at school or at home.
In the 2017-18 school year, all sixth-graders received a device. In 2018-19, all students from grades six through twelve will have a District-provided device.
At Avon Grove School District, co-curricular opportunities begin in third grade, promoting academic achievement while enhancing teaching and learning. The District offers a large variety of clubs, activities and sports.
By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students in the District, including those who attend a private non-public school, cyber charter school, charter school and those homeschooled, are eligible to participate in the extracurricular programs, including all athletics. They must meet the same eligibility rules as the students enrolled in the District's schools.
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AGIS Holds Penny Wars for Hurricane Harvey Victims
When Hurricane Harvey hit, the response to help from the AGIS community was overwhelming. To support the Hardin-Jefferson School District in Sour Lake, TX, AGIS held a Penny Wars fundraiser and the response was fantastic!
During Penny Wars, students worked together as a floor to bring in as many pennies as possible to gain points for their team. However, silver coins and dollar bills could be used to deduct points from other teams. AGI students came in each day with pockets full of pennies, silver coins and dollars to donate to the cause! "It was incredible to see them get involved and have fun doing it," said Principal Detweiler. After a week-long battle, 6th grade Downstairs won the Penny Wars with the highest point total at the end of the week!
Together, AGIS raised $13,481.01 in one week!! AGSD is beyond proud of the generosity of our students, staff and the Avon Grove community for making such a huge difference for the families of Hardin-Jefferson SD.
Special thanks to Mrs. Piercey, Ms. Carroll, Mrs. Flood, Mr. Lista, Mrs. Boyle and countless others who helped to organize this philanthropic event while also spending many hours after school counting money to keep track of points for each team. Thank you to the entire AGIS community for your support!