• Miss America Visit

    2018 Miss America, Cara Mund Visits PAS! Click HERE to view the Atlantic City Press article and pictures of her visit! 

  • Parent Portal for PowerSchool


    Stay informed! Access your child's academic and attendance information using PowerSchool Parent Portal. You can access the parent portal from the PAS website located under the Parent Resource tab or by installing the PowerSchool Mobile app for smartphones located in the Apple and Google Play store. For more information please watch this short video: or view this flyer:


  • Hello Everyone! Meet PASQUALE, the New Jersey Beach Bird!

    Click the link to read about PASQUALE, the New Jersey Beach Bird who was named by students from PAS! -

  • PAS Teacher of the Year and Educational Services Professional of the Year for 2016-2017

    Congratulations to Ms. Neal and Ms. Hewitt for being selected as the Pennsylvania Avenue School’s Teacher of the Year and Educational Services Professional of the Year, respectively for 2016-2017!

  • LivingTree - Become Engaged and Stay Connected

    Parents! We’re excited to announce that we’ll be using LivingTree to stay engaged and connected as a community. LivingTree is a private and secure network that allows two-way sharing (messages, photos, files, events, volunteering) within each class; and it will serve as your one-stop-location for all school and class information pertaining to your family. Once you receive instructions on connecting to our private network, be sure to download the free mobile app to easily access (or share!) information wherever you are!

  • PAS students perform The Jungle Book - Read the article in the Atlantic City Press!

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - November 29-December 1 (1:15-3PM)

    Parent/Teacher Conferences - November 29-December 1 (1:15-3PM)



Principal's Message

Welcome! I am delighted to serve as the principal of the Pennsylvania Avenue School, where “STARS are on the Horizon!” My first priority is always what is in the best interest of the students. My goal is to promote academic excellence and continuous school improvement in a safe, learning environment. At the Pennsylvania Avenue School, we will Strive for Excellence Everyday in Every Way! Education is an ongoing and fascinating journey. I will strive to provide the leadership that will enable all stakeholders to realize the benefits of this journey.  By working together, it is our goal to produce a learning environment that is exciting, innovative and creative for our students. It is our intention for each of our students to leave Pennsylvania Avenue School equipped with critical thinking skills and empowered with a love of learning. 

We are working hard to become teams of educators who work together to provide strategic support for each student's success. We look forward to working with families in order to give each child the best educational experience possible.

I look forward to our Students & Teachers Achieving Rigor & Success.  We are “STARS on the Horizon” at Pennsylvania Avenue School!!!


Dr. La’Quetta S. Small


Dr. La'Quetta Small, Principal

Mrs. Challender, Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal's Message

I hope your summer break gave you time to relax with family and friends, to experience educational adventures outside the classroom, and to prepare for another year of academic success. I have been working with the district for the past 15 years as a teacher, a coach and the past 4 years as an Assistant Principal. I’m inspired by the Pennsylvania Avenue motto, STARS on the Horizon: Students & Teachers Achieving Rigor & Success”!


My educational philosophy is simple, learning is central to everything we do. As a learning community, every member of our family is a life-long learner. As staff, we continuously seek to improve our practice and support students in the best ways possible. I believe that all students are challenged to reach their potentials and soar high in their achievement. I believe that a school should tailor the learning experience so that each child has the opportunity to flourish through building on their learning experiences in meaningful ways. I believe that we should ensure that we cater for individual student abilities and learning styles through a method called differentiation. We aim to ensure that each student has the means to maximize their true potential in a meaningful and supportive context.

I believe parents are a vital part of the Pennsylvania Avenue School. Their contributions are invaluable to the school through support of school activities. I believe it is the goal of the Pennsylvania Avenue family to work with parents to create a rich learning environment for all students. I believe education is a joint venture between school and home. As we work with our students to help them learn about the world around them through the curriculum, we very much appreciate the support that parents give their children at home as they strive to reach their learning goals. The foundation of a successful school is the cooperation between the students, staff, parents and community. I look forward to working with parents and develop a relationship that will assist in the growth of our students.

Mission Statement

The mission of Pennsylvania Avenue School is to provide students with a safe and clean environment in which they may receive quality educational experiences that will prepare them for future academic levels and facilitate them into becoming productive members of society. The differing abilities of all students will be respected. Our commitment will ensure that each student reaches his or her optimum level of performance. The goals of Pennsylvania Avenue School will be accomplished through collaborative partnerships involving students, parents, staff, community organizations, and institutions of higher learning. Pennsylvania Avenue School's vision ensures efficient, effective, engaging, and empowering instruction for every student.


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    Atlantic City Board of Education

    Click the link below to visit our NJ State Assessment page for schedules, resources and other pertinent information.

    State Assessment Information

    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • 2016-2017 Lunch Program

    The Attached News Release is regarding Free and Reduced Price Meals which are available to all eligible children in the Atlantic County School Districts for the 2016-2017 school year

    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • Plan For Action

    The Atlantic City School District will cultivate the potential of all students by challenging and supporting every student to achieve academic excellence and by embracing the full richness and diversity of our community.                                                                                                                                                                  

    Atlantic City Board of Education


  • Professional Development Day

    Abbreviated Day for Students

  • Election Day

    Schools Closed

  • NJEA Convention

    Schools Closed

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Summer School 2017 - SAM Central (Teacher Access)

Summer School 2017 - iRead (Student Access)