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".