• Bellefonte Area Middle School
    Educational Offerings

    The 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 buildings technological needs for many years to come.
     
    The Middle School offers:
     
      Two academic teams at each grade level offering: Science, Social Studies, Language Arts
        and Mathematics
      Math electives 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 Computer
       Applications)
      A full range of Special Education services
      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)
      Student Council representation
      Monthly dances
      Student-of-the-Month recognition
      Three computer labs
      An active SAT (Student Assistance Team)
      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 the
        school.
     
    Middle School building goals are:
    Respect for oneself Respect for others Respect for property