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  • Creating a learning environment to foster the ideals of Respect, Responsibility, and Citizenship.

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AHS Student of the Month

  • February: Sofia Nash

    Sofia Nash

    Sofia is an exemplary student in our program. She shines academically and leads through example by personifying our core values, of respect. responsibility, and citizenship. She is dedicated participant in our service learning programs.  Sofia creates positivity among  her peers, goes above and beyond what is asked of her. She assists staff and peers without hesitation. We are beyond fortunate to work with Sofia


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  • January 2020: Colin Addis

    Cloin Addis

    Colin is an extremely hard working student, who is committed to his academics and acting as an asset to his classmates.  Colin's extraordinary manners, kind smile, outstanding attendance brightens up every classroom in the alternative high school.  His determination and investment in our core values will take him far.

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  • November 2019: Christina Guida

    Christina Guida

    Christina is an extremely hard working student. New to our program this year, Christina has excelled academically as well as behaviorally, personifying our core values of respect, responsibility, and citizenship. Christina consistently displays extraordinary manners and a kind smile, bringing joy to each of her classes, teachers, and her peers.

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  • October 2019: De'Sean Lewis
    De'Sean Lewis

    De'Sean is an extremely hard working student, who is committed to graduating in June and acting as an asset to his classes and student government. De'Sean has made tremendous strides in school this year, earning excellent grades for the first marking period. His perseverance and determination are admirable. De'Sean's extraordinary manners, kind smile, outstanding attendance, and constant offers to assist others brightens up every classroom at the Alternative High School. He continues to display our core values of respect, responsibility, and citizenship daily.

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  • September 2019: Sophia Gawronski
    Sophia Gawronski

    Sophia is an extremely dedicated student, who is committed to becoming an integral member of the Alternative High School community. Her unparalleled manners, kind smile, outstanding attendance, and constant committed to education brightens up every classroom. Sophia truly embraces our core values of respect, responsibility, and citizenship.

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    Please read the  attached letter from Dr. Chapman regarding the new online learning expectations that will take place starting, March 30, 2020.

    Letter From Dr. Chapman

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  • POSTPONED: Parent University and Resource Fair

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    This event is postponed until further notice.

    The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Cherry Hill Public Schools will later host an evening filled with useful information and helpful resources for both you and your children.

    Please view this online flyer for more information.

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  • AHS Student Council Elections! The Votes Are In!

    Student Council Winners

    The Alternative High School held Student Government Elections on Friday, October 4, during morning homeroom. The candidates spent a week of campaigning and each presented a platform speech on Wednesday, October 2. On Thursday, October 3, the Alternative High School held a Presidential debate, in which all 5 candidates where able to discuss their views on questions presented by Mr. Arno. After counting the votes, the race for the office of Vice-President ended in a tie. A runoff election was held on Monday, October 7, during morning homeroom. The Alternative High School is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Officers of the AHS Student Government Association:Echo Alexander - President, Sophia Gawronski - Vice President, Joe PAssio - Secretary, Tara Adams -Treasurer. CONGRATULATIONS to the winners, and THANK YOU to all who were courageous enough to run!

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  • Back To School Breakfast


    The Principal and staff of the Alternative High School invite you to join us for our "Back to School Breakfast". Please click on the link above for a letter from Dr. Chapman.

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  • Coronavirus Information

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    Information from the NJ Department of Health pertaining to the Coronavirus for K-12 Schools can be viewed online here.

    Further information can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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  • Important Message from the Superintendent March 23, 2020

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    NOTE: Subsequent to sending the letter linked below the evening of March 23, 2020, Dr. Meloche was notified by a parent that an extended family member who was also in attendance at the March 6, 2020 production of Legally Blonde has also been confirmed with a positive case of COVID-19.

    The Camden County Department of Health has informed us that since the possible exposure to people was more than two weeks ago, “the situation must have resolved by now.” The Camden County Department of Health recommends “anyone with questions about the novel coronavirus, symptoms, or their risk of exposure, can call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 1-800-222-1222 where trained professionals are standing by to answer your questions.”

    For additional information on COVID-19, please see the COVID-19 page on this website. If you are ill or experiencing symptoms, please contact a medical professional.

    On Monday, March 23, 2020, the Cherry Hill School District was notified by a family member, that the parent of one of our students has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Please view this Letter to the Community from Dr. Meloche for more information.

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  • Dr. Meloche Addresses Question of How Long Schools Will Be Closed

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    Many in our community have asked when schools will reopen. In this March 25, 2020 video, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche addresses that question. Please see our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page for additional questions and answers, as well as a portal through which to send additional questions. The FAQ page is updated regularly.


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  • Meal Distribution Locations and Times Set

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    Notice to families who qualify for free/reduced price meals: Distribution of meals will continue the week of March 23, 2020 from 10 am to noon at High School East and High School West, as well as at Paine and Johnson Elementary Schools, for ALL QUALIFYING FAMILIES IN DISTRICT. Each qualifying student will receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches on Monday, 3/23, Wednesday, 3/25 and Friday 3/27 from 10 am to noon. This will be a drive-up/walk-up process at the front of the Main Entrance at CH West and at the Student Entrance (large parking lot) at CH East, and the front entrances of Paine and Johnson. The person picking up meals MUST HAVE THE STUDENT ID NUMBER FOR EACH CHILD receiving meals. This schedule will remain in effect while schools are closed. Questions? Email

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