Tamaqua Area School District
In Partnership with Home and Community
Welcome to Tamaqua Area
School District. As you navigate our website, you will find information about
many of the outstanding people, varied curriculum, programs, initiatives and
accomplishments within our district
As superintendent of Tamaqua Area School District (TASD), I continuously
reflect on our district’s mission that, along with our district's policies,
guide our decision-making processes.
The MISSION of the
Tamaqua Area School District, in partnership with home and community, is
committed to empowering students by providing opportunities to achieve their
maximum potentials as responsible citizens and productive lifelong learners
competing in an ever changing global community.
Tamaqua Area School District has a rich
culture for the appreciation of education. Our students and staff continue to
excel to very high levels of performance in the areas of academics and
extracurricular activities. The middle and high schools are Middle States
accredited since 2011. The foundations of the Morgan Scholarship and the
Scheller Scholarship enable Tamaqua Area graduates the opportunity to attend college.
The district has dual enrollment agreements with Penn State University,
Hazleton Campus, emphasizing STEM education and Lehigh Carbon Community
The value of a TASD education goes beyond high test scores and acceptance
rates at post-secondary institutions. A TASD education is about engaging our students – building
relationships and enabling and encouraging our students to grow, explore,
achieve and develop skills for life. This includes experiences within our vast
array of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programs.
We are grateful for your support of our schools and for your continued
investment in our most important resource – the young people of Rush Township, Schuylkill
Township, Walker Township, West Penn Township, and the Borough of Tamaqua.
Superintendent of Schools
Located in the coal regions of northeastern Pennsylvania, Tamaqua Area School District is a comprehensive learning facility serving the educational needs of over 2200 students in grades K-12. Our professional staff is committed to educational excellence providing the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to "compete in an ever changing global community." Our support staff is dedicated to the same goals and objectives of providing the best possible education for our students. The community takes great pride in our schools and through its financial support provides opportunities for all students to experience success and to prepare for the future.
TAMAQUA GRADUATE MELODY KELLY SELECTS T.H.S. TEACHER LORI REMMEL AS R.I.T. DISTINGUISHED TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Each year, the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) honors its Outstanding Scholars, a select group of students who have completed at least 83 credit hours of study and have established a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.85 for all work completed at the university. (This is only 1% of the RIT student population.)
R.I.T. also honors teachers of these Outstanding Scholars, who are asked to identify a high school or community college teacher whom they consider to be the “best” — a teacher they would like honored as a model for others. These teachers have had a profound influence on their career and have been an inspiration in their life. Melody Kelly, a 2011 graduate from Tamaqua Area High School, has selected Mrs. Lori Remmel as such as teacher.
Mrs. Remmel was honored to attend a reception, award ceremony, and dinner in honor of these Outstanding Scholars and their most influential teachers on April 16, 2015 in Rochester, New York.