Allegany High School

616 Sedgwick Street • Cumberland, MD 21502 Phone:301-777-8110


E-Mail Problems Have Been Resolved
The problems with the ACPS e-mail accounts have been resolved. However, parents should call the school if they recently sent any emails regarding grades, college applications, or other school matters in order to verify that any emails sent were actually received by the school.

Student Links

>>Yearbook Purchase
>>Yearbook Registration

>>Allegany ALUMNI Website




Permission forms for the 2014 Maryland FBLA State Leadership Conference are due March 4, 2015.

First payment of $125.00 made payable to Allegany High School is due March 10, 2015 to Mrs. Edwards in Room 127.

Attention Seniors

If you are interested in attending Allegany Colege of Maryland in the fall, a representative from AC will be in the library on Wednesday, March 11 at 9:00 a.m. Any senior with questions or wants to hear more about AC should attend.

Frigid Friday

Frigid Friday is this Friday. Wear green in support of special olympics and the hooley plunge. Teachers please give donations to Mrs. Twigg or Brandy.

Ski Club

The Allegany Ski club will be having a meeting after school, on Wednesday, March 4th in Mr. Mikula's room (Room 232).

Senior Class Dues

Senior Class Dues collections will be extended for another two weeks due to snow days. Seniors have until March 13th to pay dues.

Hooley Plunge Fundraising

The Great Hooley Plunge is upon us! help us to raise funds for our local kids. The Hooley Plunge will be held Saturday, March 7th at Rocky Gap. If you need any ore information please see Mrs. Twigg in room 123.

Senior Cap and Gown Orders

Seniors-Your cap and gown orders are overdue. If you have not ordered, please see Mrs. Collins right away. You will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony without purchasing a cap and gown.

Cumberland Girls Softball Association Registration

The Cumberland Girls Softball Assocation will hold registration on March 4th. If you would like more information, please stop by the main office and see Mrs. Collins.

Course Selections

Students! Don't forget to enter your course selections for next year. You have until March 6th to register for classes. If you do not have a computer or need help entering your selections, please let a teacher or guidance councelor know.

Students Interested in Tennis

Students interested in playing Tennis should see Mrs. Collins in the main office some time today. There will be a meeting on Wednesday, March 4th at 3 p.m. in the library.


In the News

MarioAlco overpowers Fort Hill with big third quarter

CUMBERLAND — Top-seeded Allegany, held to a dozen points in the first 12 minutes, exploded for 33 in a dominating third quarter and turned its Class 1ASection I semifinal with Fort Hill into a rout Tuesday night at Campobello. Darquel Jessie had 24 points, nine rebounds and four steals, and Mario D’Atri added 16 points and five assists for Allegany (20-2), which will host second-seeded Southern (16-7) for the Section I championship Thursday night.

Vision/Mission Statements

Allegany High School

Education must be a cooperative effort involving the student, the teacher, the home, the school, and the community. Recognizing that the student must be the focal point of our education program, we must instill a desire for learning and create a learning environment in which the student can learn and develop according to ability and interest. The curriculum must emphasize life skills, preparation for continuing education, and preparation for employment to enable our students to become responsible citizens and enjoy a productive life. The school must ensure an atmosphere that will promote learning through the cooperative effort of staff, students, family, and community working together.

Preparing all students for tomorrow’s challenges – life, college, and career


History of Allegany

Allegany High School was initially a secondary education school held on Maryland Avenue. The school had many different locations including the building on Greene Street, which was used as a combined middle/high school until the spring of 1926. At that time, the building now known as Allegany High School had been completed and was prepared to accept Greene Street’s high school students. Middle school students remained on Greene Street until the school later burned down in 1932. “Camp Hill,” the site of the present day Allegany, was a federal army camp during the Civil War.

The “Camper” mascot is a source of much confusion. Many think the name refers to Campobello, a Shawnee Indian Tribe camp, from which the federal army took their name during the Civil War. This, however, is a misconception. The most widely accepted theory is that Civil War General Lewis Wallace and his men began calling the site that during their time here. The word Campobello in fact does not appear in any Native American language and is derived from Latin, meaning “camp of war”.

Allegany High School, with an enrollment of approximately 800 students, focuses on student achievement and success in all areas of education through a combined effort of students, faculty, staff, home, and community. The class of 2008 marked an important milestone for Allegany: the students were the 120th class to graduate from the long-standing institution.