Home of the Greyhounds


Our mission is to prepare all students to be productive citizens who:

  • Possess knowledge
  • Accept responsibility
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Succeed within a dynamic global society



The Budget and Finance Committee of the Shippensburg Area School District meet planned for Thursday, March 5, 2015 has been cancelled due to the weather.

Matt Strine’s board presentation from the February 23, 2015 board meeting: Redistricting vs. Realignment Feb_23-15 – Board Presentation


On Monday February 9, 2015, the SASD School Board was presented information regarding the options available to lower class size at James Burd Elementary.  This is just the beginning of an ongoing discussion with the community.  The PowerPoint used during the meeting is attached.   However, PowerPoints can be confusing without the verbal explanations provided at the meeting.  Additional presentations will be scheduled for parents at both James Burd and Nancy Grayson Elementary Schools, hopefully through the PTO.  Please look for those dates as an opportunity to gain insight into the information provided in the attached PowerPoint, as well as, additional information that is currently being gathered.  To see the PowerPoint: Click Here, Class Size Presentation.




How are we doing?  We are looking for feedback on your experiences with our district.


  • The January 26, 2015 snow day will be made-up on Thursday April 2, 2015.   April 2nd will have a 2 hour early dismissal.
  • The  January 27, 2015 snow day will be made-up on Friday March 13, 2015
  • Homeless Information:  If you and your family are struggling with issues related to homelessness (Staying in a shelter, waiting for foster care placement, sharing the housing of others or living in a hotel or motel due to the loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason, living in a car, park, campground, abandoned building, or other inadequate accommodation, or living alone as a minor student without an adult.), please contact the guidance counselor at your child’s school for help and resources.  You may also contact Mrs. Teri Mowery at Shippensburg Area Intermediate School at 530-3189.
  • The district has upgraded to an online emergency contact update form.  All parents/guardians must verify and submit this form, even if there are no changes, so that we know you have reviewed the data we have on record.
    To access the emergency form, go to the Home Access Center at http://shphomeaccess.spihost.com/
  • Sign in.  (If you forgot your password, contact the office staff in the building your child attends.)
  • Click on Registration
  • Click on update Registration
  • In the middle there is a link just labeled New, click on New.
  • Click on the plus symbol beside address and phone, contact information, and grade based information to see the questions in those sections.
  • Once everything is verified or corrected, click on I agree and then submit.If there are errors in the fields that you cannot correct, contact the office staff in the building that your child attends.If you do not have access to complete the online form, a paper form may be requested from your student’s building for you to complete and return.If any of the information on this form changes during the school year, follow these procedures to make the changes as they happen.The district thanks you for your cooperation in making the district more efficent and providing us with accurate and timely data.
  • Information for Parents or Guardians about the Keystone Exams Click Here
  • Title IX Interscholastic Athletic Disclosure Information
  • PA School Performance Profile Information


Ship At A Glance

High School
The faculty and staff are committed to providing students an opportunity for academic achievement and study within a rigorous, technology rich, curriculum. A wide range of studies and activities are available to compliment student interests.

Middle School
The learning environment emphasizes instructional and developmental needs of the early adolescent in grade-level teams. Students are encouraged to grow academically in the traditional content areas while exploring the arts and technology.

Intermediate School
The learning environment at this school has numerous features to assist our students in growing not only academically, but also as human beings. Character Counts emphasis along with implementing a rigorous reading and math program that is standards-based provides many opportunities for students to reach their full potential. Additionally, technology integration into the content areas is a strong component utilized by staff and students alike. Finally, teamwork and collaboration are modeled by our professional staff with programmatic decisions based upon what’s best for students.

Faculty and staff concentrate on student growth and learning basic concepts. Resources in reading and mathematics enhance an impressive, developmentally appropriate instructional environment.

2014 Ship At A Glance