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Student Activities


A spacious recreation hall with daily programs offers activities such as ceramics, bingo, dances, movies, crafts, pool tables and pool tournaments. A wide variety of team sports comprise the bulk of gymnasium activities. A safe and well-equipped weight room and fitness area provides students with a supervised conditioning program. Supervised, offcampus trips include concerts, bicycling trips, sporting events and special events occurring in the Johnstown area. Recreation DepartmentÂ’s hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 3pm to 11pm.

Student Advisory Committee

Students have the opportunity and responsibility of self-government. Dormitory and commuter students elect representatives to the Student Advisory Committee, which has the responsibility to conduct and coordinate its activities with HGAC managers and supervisors on issues of interest and concern. All students are eligible to take part in the election of officers and to attend meetings.

Independent Living Skills

The Independent Living Skills program provides students with the opportunity to acquire independent skills needed to function in daily living and the world of work. The program identifies and addresses a variety of individual needs. Experiential learning activities are offered, including meal preparation, clothing care and selection, environmental care and the use of public transportation.

Evening Programming

Evening Programming implements individualized programming to help improve personal hygiene, self-esteem, social relationships, cultural diversity, social skills and adjusting to the school setting. Guidance is provided in group sessions that emphasize social issues, and students participate in off-campus social events to practice their social skills.