Upward Bound

Upward Bound is excited to announce the addition of a new program at Altoona Area High School. Upward Bound  an academic program empowering a diverse population of motivated low-income and potential first-generation to college high school students to reach their full potential, while positively impacting their families and communities.  The program provides opportunities for its scholars to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. 


Upward Bound Programs creates a supportive community and implements comprehensive services and opportunities which foster student growth through academic and cultural enrichment, social interaction, and service to others.

Upward Bound hopes to empower and inspire its scholars to succeed, to celebrate their cultural identities and those of others in whatever postsecondary path they choose, and to increase the number of students in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who enroll and succeed in post- secondary education.


To learn more about Upward Bound and complete the online application click here.

Paper applications are also available in the AAHS Guidance Office.

Selective Service System
Federal Law requires nearly all male US citizens and male immigrants, 18 through 25, register with Selective Service. Selective Service registration is required by law as the first part of a fair and equitable system that, if authorized by the President and Congress, would rapidly provide personnel to the Department of Defense while at the same time providing for an Alternative Service Program for conscientious objectors. By registering, a young man remains eligible for jobs, state-based student aid in 31 states, Federally-funded job training, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men. To register for Selective Service please visit:
If your student is unsure about what they would like to do after high school click the link below which can be good place to start.
Our annual Newsletter is packed with information for students with most of the current information that comes through our office.  Please use this as a vital resource for this school year.
Department Chair
Mr. Yingling
814-946- 8278
"I hope to help one student at a time achieve their potential and realize their strengths."

9th Grade A-K
Mrs. Beard
9th Grade L-Z

Mrs. Johannides
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"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" ~Henry David
10th Grade A-K
Mrs. Fox
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"Be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Ghandi

10th Grade L-Z
Ms. Prosser

11th Grade A-K
Mrs. Biesecker
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"The best part about my job is working directly with my students, watching them mature and learn to become independent, responsible young adults and helping them reach their goals."
11th Grade L-Z
Mrs. Starr
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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
12th Grade A-K
Mrs. Yahner
"Many of the things that seem impossible now will become realities tomorrow."~Walt Disney
12th Grade L-Z
Mrs. Anderson
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"The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. " ~Winston Churchill
Mrs.  Fischer
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Counseling Office Secretary

"The best thing about being the guidance secretary is having the interaction with the students."
Mrs. Brubaker
Counseling Office/SAIT Clerical Aide
"I get great satisfaction from assisting students!"
Location:    Altoona Area High School
                         Second floor B building – Room: B200
Hours of Service:  Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM During regularly scheduled school days