Saint Marys Area High School

977 S St Marys St, St. Marys, PA 15857 Phone: 814.834.7831
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Enrichment

On this page, you will find information about field trips, events, college planning, online and advanced classes, and high school scheduling.  Browse the different websites and check out some of the online surveys and links.  The page will continually be updates so please check back often.  Please feel free to email or call Mr. Brooks (781-2113) if you have any questions.

Mr. Brooks is available 10th period in the library if you need any assistance, have questions, or just need someplace to do work.

CLICK HERE for pictures, videos, and to see what our gifted students have been up to.

»Academic World Quest 2015 – William Pitt Union Building, University of Pittsburgh

A cold and blustery, but fun day was spent in Pittsburgh, PA in February.  A team consisting of Zach Whelpley, Rachael Caretti, Leah Gabler, and Paige Nicklas competed in the Academic World Quest Competition held at the William Pitt Union on the University campus.  Another group of Megan Bridges, Angela Mosebarger, and Samantha Schloder toured the campus in the morning and everyone took a tour of Carnegie Mellon University in the afternoon.
» Academic Quiz Bowl 2014 in Smethport, PA
Congratulations to the FRESHMEN team of Isaac Caretti, Mario Chiappelli, Leah Gabler, and Alex Minnick for taking home a second place finish.  They were only 10 points from first place!  Great job to everyone:  Zach Whelpley, Angela Mosebarger, Mackenzie Ryan, Diego Araujo, Austin Frey, Samantha Candalor, Mitchell Sanderson, Paige Nicklas, Rachael Caretti, Trish Kline, Zack Dickey, and Gina Bennett.

» Scholastic Scrimmage Bowl at Penn State DuBois – March 2015

» My Stumbles

www.stumbleupon.com is where Mr. Brooks finds many random, interesting, unique, and fun activities for us to do or to watch. Sign up for a free account (ask your parents, first) to see what other “stumbles” Mr. Brooks has found. Here is a link to my School Stumble List (you must first sign up to view the list).

Here are some examples from past classes:

Japanese Intelligence Test - www.robmathiowetz.com/

50 Riddle Quiz - www.sporcle.com/games/gundam743/50_riddles/

Amazing Effect from Television - www.petapixel.com/2011/02/15/amazing-effects-from-popular-tv-shows/

Enjoy!

»   Advanced Placement Classes:

Most colleges are looking for students who succeed in an array of advanced classes.  These Advanced Placement classes offered at St. Marys Area High School will aid in attaining the highest Grade Point Average:

•   AP Physics
•  AP English – Senior
•  AP European History
•  AP United States History

»   Online Classes:

Advanced online classes may be a good alternative and addition to your regular high school schedule.  You may take these classes during the school day (during a study hall period), or outside of school to receive credit.  There are many online private schools to choose from as well as the new E2020 program through Dutch Academy.  Please see Mr. Brooks for more information.

»   College Planning:

As a college-bound student, it is important to realize your high school goals to figure out and manage your future college goals.  It is also important to spend time researching schools that interest you and will give you the best overall college experience.  Do you want to go to a research heavy school? Do you want to go to a college that emphasizes an array of classes or one that narrows your study to specific classes?  Are you interested in staying close to home, in Pennsylvania, or moving far away?  Will your college choice accept any online or college credits you earned while in high school?

There are many questions and considerations to think about when choosing a college.  Here are some helpful links to get your started:

Online resources to help you get into college - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Career Planning Guide - http://www.hcpss.org/newlanguages/docs/careerplanguide.pdf

Checklist for applying for federal student aid - http://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/college-prep-checklist.pdf

Checklist for High School Juniors - http://media.collegeboard.com/email/sat/29288/CollegePlanningChecklist.pdf?ep_ch=CO&etid=29288-d&ep_mid=10331535&ep_rid=60022576