Trinity Area School District comprises the communities of Amwell, Canton, North Franklin, and South Strabane Townships in Washington County, PA. Throughout the District’s six buildings, students engage in a number of STEAM-related curricula that embed into traditional subjects. All Trinity Area buildings are equipped with SMALLab learning spaces to immerse students in active learning. Such spaces at Trinity Middle and High School house game design and 3D animation courses for students.
At Trinity High School, students have the opportunity to participate in Career and Technical Education courses through the Career Pathways program without having to leave the building. Programs include Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy, Business and Accounting, Veterinary Technician, Hospitality and Tourism, Child Development, Vocational Agriculture, Agriculture Mechanization, Horticulture, and Agricultural Construction. Partnerships with local businesses and industries create pathways to college credit, stackable credentials, and potential employment, using the skill sets obtained while a student at Trinity. Students have access to a full fabrication lab, metal shop, traditional greenhouse, aquaponics, hydroponics, solar and wind power facilities, and a Freight Farm (fully automated hydroponic farming facility) that was one of the first of its kind on a high school campus in the United States. Such innovations earned Trinity a visit from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on its Schools That Teach tour. In addition to project-based learning, Trinity High School boasts robust academics, with 23 Advanced Placement courses, as well as countless honors courses.
At Trinity Middle School, students engage in fabrication and design through an integrated Unified Arts program called the STEAM Academy. Additionally, a partnerships with Project Lead the Way gives students extensive experience in coding and creation of unique digital material.
Trinity’s four elementary schools provide maker-based learning through experiences in MyLibrary and Imagination Station, which includes the infusion of media arts, Lego makerspaces, and NoRILLA AI into a traditional library space.