Jo Ann Fricker
On-site Summer Institute Participant
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Name of School

Lower Moreland High School

Name of city, state

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Number of students enrolled in school

511 students in grades 9 through 12

General description of school and communities served

suburban -- little diversity!

Lower Moreland High School is located in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, twenty miles northeast of central Philadelphia. Primarily a residential, upper-middle class community, Huntingdon Valley has a population of nearly 13,000. Residents are well-educated, and are largely found in professional, technical, and managerial occupations. Their strong support for education is evident in the wide range of courses and programs offered by the high school.

Ninety-two percent of Lower Moreland's 1999 graduates are continuing their education, and the high school offers its highly competitive, largely college-bound students a rich array of academic courses and programs. With a 1999-2000 class of just 130 members, Lower Moreland offers students thirteen different Advanced Placement courses: U.S. History, European History, Economics, English, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Art History, Studio Art, French, German, and Spanish. Forty-one percent of our seniors will have availed themselves of this option; all take the Advanced Placement exam. Other noteworthy programs include an Asian Cultures seminar, World Studies and American Studies (two-year, interdisciplinary courses that integrate history and literature), and a summer initiative involving all students in grades K-12. All ninth graders must complete a course in computer applications, and starting last year, an interdisciplinary course in art and music entitled "From Bach to Brancusi".

School's home page

http://lmschools.phillynews.com/high.htm

Next year's class assignment

AP Calculus AB -- 12th grade -- 1 section
Honors Geometry -- 9th grade -- 2 sections
Analysis (Pre-Calculus) -- 11th grade -- 2 sections

Any general bio information

LOVE to LEARN
BA from Susquehanna University
MA from Villanova University in Mathematics
30 Post-Graduate credits in computers from Beaver College
have taught 24 years at Lower Moreland HS
have taught at Beaver College as adjunct faculty in mathematics/computers
have trained staff at Lower Moreland, throughout Montgomery County, and several outside the Philadelphia area

Any major interest outside of education?

FAMILY and FRIENDS
SERIOUS cross-stitcher! -- 4th year of the Nativity Christmas ornaments (set of 12) -- 72 subscribers
crafts of all sorts
coordinator of Christmas Bazaar at my church in late November
church choir

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