Bellefonte Area Middle School was built in 1962.
It is situated in the Borough of Bellefonte. It is surrounded by a large
outdoor area for intramural and interscholastic activities as well as community
sponsored sporting activities. The
enrollment at the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year was 710 students in
grades 6, 7, and 8.
An extensive fifteen-month construction project was completed the summer
of 1999. The project added
ten new classrooms replaced the roof, windows, and doors and installed an energy efficient
geothermal heating and air conditioning system.
The building is now protected by a sophisticated fire detection and
suppression system. It has
been upgraded with a state-of-the-art wiring network to meet the building’s
technological needs for many years to come.
Middle School offers:
Two academic teams at each
grade level offering: Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Mathematics
including Pre-Algebra and Algebra in 7th grade and Algebra II in 8th grade
Required courses that
include Fine and Practical Arts in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades including:
Family Consumer Science, Industrial Technology, Music, and Art
Required 6th grade courses
in Library Science and Technology Tools (Keyboarding, Word Processing, and
A full range of Special
Fine Arts electives at each
grade level in Band, Orchestra, and Chorus
More than 20 clubs
(examples: Newspaper, Yearbooks, Drama, Ski, Self-Defense, Sign Language, Golf, and Poetry)
Three computer labs
An active SAT (Student
The parent group P.I.N.
(Parent Information Network) recently organized at Bellefonte Area Middle
School to support the students, teachers and administrators throughout the
school year. P.I.N.
offers a full range of volunteer activities for parents to get involved with
Middle School building goals are: Respect for oneself Respect for others Respect for property
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