State College Area High School

Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education

Daily Announcements

College visits for the week of 9/29-10/3 include: Tuesday: St Francis University; Wednesday: Army National Guard - period 4 and Shippensburg University - period 8;  Thursday: Mt Aloysius College -period 3, Schreyer Honors College of Penn State - period 5 & 6. All visits are in the North Counseling Office.

HOSA will meet this Thursday, October 2, in room 230 South at 3:30.  They will be discussing Health Care Reform with a professor in charge of the health policy and administration program at Penn State.

Sophomores & Juniors: Registration for the October 18 PSAT is now open.  You can register in the North or South Counseling Office from September 29 - October 10.  Stop by to sign up and get a practice booklet and test information sheet.  

I.M.B.A. teams are forming.  Individual permission slips and Captain forms can be picked up in the Main offices of both buildings starting on Monday, September 29.  Please return all permission to your team captains by Friday, October 10.
Schlow Library will be hosting a FREE workshop using graphic novels, called Teen Reading Lounge, on October 18 and 25 at Schlow Library. Ms. Manhart and the Schlow librarians will facilitate, so email her to sign up.  Free graphic novels, free food, and fun with friends.

Attention former or current ESL students and students whose first language is other than English.  Please sign up in Room 188S to take the Institutional TOEFL test as soon as possible.  The deadline is Wednesday October 8. The test will be Wednesday October 22.  See Miss Harpster or Mr. Wilson in Room 188S with any questions.

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Schedule Change Info

The summer schedule change time period is over.  Schedule changes will be made during the school year for the following reasons only:

1.  system error on schedule

2.  medical reasons

3.  add course in place of study hall

4.  successful completion of summer course

5.  too few classes scheduled (26 contact hours required)

6.  missing a course required for graduation

7.  missing a prerequisite for a course

8.  previously failed a course with a teacher

9.  change due to formal program change

10.  change in level of a subject

Extenuating circumstances may be considered when a request change does not meet the above.  Students must attend classes on their schedules until an official schedule change has been made with his/her counselor.  Students must return all books and materials to the teacher of the course that is dropped.  A Course Change Request form must be completed in the counseling office to begin the process of consideration for a schedule change.


About Us

State College Area High School
South Building
650 Westerly Parkway
State College, PA 16801
(814) 231-5020
Fax (814) 231-5070
North Building
653 Westerly Parkway
State College, PA 16801
(814) 231-1111
Fax (814) 231-5024
School hours: 8:10 a.m.-3:16 p.m.

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