• The Bellefonte Area Middle School was built in 1962 with the latest renovation to the school being conducted in 1999. The school is situated in historical Bellefonte. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains and enjoys a large outdoor area for intramural and interscholastic activities as well as community sponsored events.

    The Middle School Offers:

    • Grades 6-8 with smaller academic teams operating at each grade level.
    • A full range of special education services; including gifted education.
    • Fine Arts electives: band, chorus, and orchestra.
    • A variety of activities and clubs.
    • Three computer labs plus multiple Chromebook Carts available to each grade level.
    • Programs and activities to promote a safe and positive school climate and culture such as:
      • SAP (Student Assistance Program)Olweus anti-bullying activities
      • SWPBS (School-wide Positive Behavior Support) activities
      • Raider Revolution (positive rewards/recognition program)
      • Advisory (monthly mentor meetings)
      • Two guidance counselors and one school psychologist in the building
      • Alternative education opportunity program
      • Crisis Response Team
      • STARS (Students Taking A Right Stand) monthly recognition.

    GRADE 6
    In sixth grade, there are two academic teams with 4 core teachers on each team (Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math). These teams meet regularly to collaborate on curriculum and planning for student needs. Advanced Math is offered at the 6th grade level for students who meet established criteria. All core subject classes and specials classes meet for 50 minutes. Sixth graders receive the following specials classes throughout the school year: Art, Music, Project Lead The Way, Foreign Language (Chinese and Spanish), Health, and Physical Education. Intervention and enrichment courses are also provided for students.
     
    GRADE 7
    In seventh grade, there are two academic teams with 4 core teachers on each team (Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math). These teams meet regularly to collaborate on curriculum and planning for student needs. At this grade, Advanced Language Arts and Algebra I are available for students who meet established criteria. Core classes and specials classes meet for approximately 50 minutes. The following specials classes are available in seventh grade: art, industrial technology/Project Lead The Way, computer applications, music, foreign language (Chinese or Spanish), and physical education. Intervention and enrichment courses are also provided for students.
     
    GRADE 8
    In eighth grade, there are two academic teams with 4 core teachers on each team (Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math). These teams meet regularly to collaborate on curriculum and planning for student needs. At this grade, Advanced Language Arts and Geometry are available for students who meet established criteria. Students can leave the middle school having completed Algebra 1 and Geometry. Core classes and specials classes meet for approximately 50 minutes. These specials classes are scheduled for eighth graders: art, personal finance, foreign language (Spanish, Chinese, or French), health, physical education, and industrial technology/Project Lead The Way. Intervention and enrichment courses are also provided for students.
     
    At BAMS, we follow 4 school wide rules:

    • Be Kind
    • Be Safe
    • Be Respectful
    • Be Here and Be Ready

    We are committed to providing our students with a strong education in a safe environment. We embrace the Middle School Philosophy and take great pride in making a difference in the lives of our students.  
     

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