There are eleven Public School Districts in Indiana County dedicated to providing quality education to citizens of the county and surrounding areas. Schools are committed to educational excellence, self-directed lifelong learning, and responsible citizenship.
Map of Indiana School Districts
Armstrong School District (pt.)
Apollo-Ridge School District (pt.)
Blairsville-Saltsburg School District †
Harmony Area School District (pt.)
Homer-Center School District
Indiana Area School District
Marion Center Area School District
Penns Manor Area School District
Punxsutawney Area School District (pt.)
Purchase Line School District †
United School District
(pt.) – district partially in Indiana County, with school buildings located in another county.
† - district with facilities within Indiana County, but which also serves other regions.
The Challenger Program
After the 1986 crash of the Space Shuttle Challenger, families of the crew on board the Challenger came together with the wish to create something that would continue the crew's educational misson for many years to come.
The Challenger Program was established in the aftermath of the tragedy as a way to engage students, educators, and community members through experimentation, problem solving, and working with simulation equipment in space-llike surroundings—and at the same time, keeping the crew and their mission alive.
The program's mission, according to their website, is to "Engage students and teachers in dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities that strengthen knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), inspire students to pursue careers in these fields, and provide an outlet to learn and apply important life skills."
A Challenger Learning Center is scheduled to develop in Indiana County and will be the first in Pennsylvania, serving as an important educational and economical addition to the County.
The program will be located adjacent to the Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) in White Township. Stay tuned for future updates as the program advances!
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