The Lopes Lounge was a student-driven project which created a space for Avonworth High School students to call their own. The Lopes Lounge is a fully functioning coffee shop where students and staff gather in the morning to purchase a beverage but is also a space that promotes inclusiveness. The Lopes Lounge is run by students in our life skills program. Rather than these students gaining work-related experiences outside of the school, they are able to do so in the Lopes Lounge while getting a chance to interact with their peers. This space has made an incredible difference in the culture at the high school and has helped all students develop empathy and an appreciation for their peers.
High School Bocce Team:
The Avonworth High School Bocce Team is part of the Unified Sports Program through Special Olympics Pennsylvania. This program partners students with special needs with their classmates without disabilities to play competitive bocce. The program fosters an environment that is inclusive, accepting, and respectful of all students. The home bocce matches at Avonworth High School are attended by classmates that pack the gym to cheer on their peers.