Building 21High School

Welcome to Building21


Students interested in LCTI for the 2020-2021

Find the LCTI application under our Guidance page here.

Summer Meals

ASD will continue to offer Grab & Go meals during the summer on Mondays & Wednesdays from 11 AM - 1PM. Click here for a list of locations and recommended guidelines for families: 

Fall Family Survey

Families - we want your feedback! As always, the health, safety, and welfare of Allentown students, staff, and community is our top priority. Your input is crucial to help us understand the needs and concerns of our ASD families as we plan for what school looks like in the fall. Click here for an important update from Superintendent Parker and to take the survey in English or Spanish:

SENIORSClick here to take the Class of 2020 Graduation Survey!

June 5 - Last day of school for seniors 
June 12 - Last day of school for students K-11

June 8 - 1 PM - 4 PM - Senior Cap & Gown Pickup 
Students (and one accompanying guardian) please follow the below schedule based on your last name: 
1:00-2:00 p.m.     A – D
2:00-3:00 p.m.     E – O 
3:00-4:00 p.m.     P – Z 

During this time, we will accomplish the following tasks:
1) Collect senior dues ($40) to cover the cap/gown/tassel and diploma
2) Hand out cap/gowns/tassels
3) Record Seniors in their Caps/Gowns turning their tassel (this is a rapid video we are using for our virtual commencement)
4) Order your yearbook
5) Collect technology (laptop & charger) and any textbooks
6) Hand out letters with existing fees (if applicable) that can be paid at this time or prior to June 26

June 28, 2 PM - 4 PM - Drive Through Diploma Distribution Parade! (at the school) 
June 28, 6 PM - Virtual Commencement:  


Allentown School District Student Athletes - Free Fall Sports Physicals at Coca Cola Park in Allentown! Physicals are MANDATORY to participate in a school sport. Learn more.

GEAR UP supports all students in the Class of 2020!

Contact Information for GEAR UP Staff

Ms., B21
Mr. Coach
Ms. Moran— Liaison

Building 21 has a Slate platform set up for seniors, which has student resources. Mrs. Shuhler & Mrs. Brannon will be using Zoom on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:15 AM-12:00 PM, or by appointment, to answer specific questions about college, college applications and financial aid. Check the Slate platform often for important information.


We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! If you would like to apply to Building 21 Allentown, complete this form in English or Spanish.

A message from Superintendent Parker: ASD Board Votes to Renew Contract between District & Building 21, Inc. 

Lehigh University Partnership: A Game-Changing Way To LearnLehigh engineers collaborate on interdisciplinary summer project developing virtual reality lesson plans for local classrooms

Safe2Say Something: A message from Superintendent Parker and resources for parents

NEWAllentown School District Introduces Three New Programs for High School Students 

Building 21 Parents: Please click here to take our Parent Gallup Survey to provide us feedback on our model.

Lehigh Valley Live: See how these Lehigh Valley educators are transforming STEM lessons

The Morning Call: Building 21 students are learning to garden in urban spaces


Updates / Important Info

We took a break from our usual enrollment process as we focused on the emotional toll the last 6 weeks would have on our Building 21 community. We have since launched our Distance Learning plan and our getting the swing of things. As we do, we want to get back to our application process for the 2020-2021 school year. Do you know of any interested 8th grader in the ASD? Send them to

B21 Contact Hotlines

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