Avon Grove officials

Pictured from left: Sharon Ray, principal 4th-6th, Donna Archer, Chief Financial Officer, Kristen Bishop, Chief Executive Officer & Head of School, Senator Andrew Dinniman, Geri Ann Lambert, principal 7th-8th, Bryan Brutto, Chief Academic Officer.

WEST CHESTER—State Senator Andy Dinniman, D-19th, of West Whiteland, recently visited Avon Grove Charter School’s (AGCS) State Road Campus to talk with faculty and students from a safe social distance and to present a special Senate citation to the school.

The citation was awarded to AGCS leaders in recognition of the school’s stellar national rankings by Niche, which listed them in the top two percent of public schools and the top fifteen percent of charter schools in the country.

“Avon Grove Charter School aims to provide a welcoming, individualized space for each and every student that calls this campus their place of education,” Dinniman, who serves as Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, said. “I support the mission of its staff and teachers in providing diligence and care for each and every student.”

AGCS has adopted a hybrid model in the wake of the COVID pandemic, having students alternate between reduced capacity in-person classes and online classes. Much of the federal CARES money that the school received went directly into funding for improved ventilation and consistent deep cleans for the entire school’s campus.

Dinniman talked with students of various ages and grades about their favorite aspect of the AGCS environment and, for the seniors, their future paths in the collegiate space. One common thread between all the student conversations: they appreciated the focus AGCS teachers offer them.

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