Appalachia Intermediate Unit #8

4500 6th Avenue
United States

IU 8 is one of the 29 intermediate units that provides a vast array of services for member school districts, including student services, training and technical assistance, online learning, and customized programs and services. IU 8 includes four counties comprised of 35 school districts (approximately 98 schools) and five Career Technical Centers. Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 serves approximately 47,000 students across four counties within 3500 square miles. Our service area includes four counties: Blair, Somerset, Bedford, and Cambria. We have five different office locations within our service area: Altoona, Duncansville, Ebensburg, Richland, and Somerset.  IU08 has opportunities for everyone and our service area offers a broad range of living environments from rural to more densely populated city areas. 

Vision: Customize Learning Solutions

Purpose: Inspiring people to exceed their dreams.

Mission: Fostering innovation in learning.



The IU is designed to serve in a variety of capacities. We believe our primary obligation is to serve customers—the schools in the region—by reacting to and identifying needs. In concert with this, we believe our role is to lead learning into the mid-21st century. 


The IU is a varied delivery mechanism for learning. The core of what happens in any learning environment is this function. Primary to this is adult learning and influencing those who inspire the children. 


We believe that, as in all service Industries, the future is in customizing in every way and in working with learning agencies in developing means for their customizing of service. 


We believe that Innovation, coupled with creativity and imagination. is the foundation of its future success.

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