About us

  • A good place to learn and grow…

     

    OUR MISSION STATEMENT

     

    "Mifflinburg Area Schools are a community dedicated to an inspiring educational program that enables all students, as lifelong learners, to reach their potential, demonstrating citizenship in a global society."

     

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

     

    Necessary reading and math skills and attention to individual needs are stressed in elementary classes.  

     

    -    Half-and full-day kindergarten for children aged five before Sept. 1st

    -    Title 1 reading support for grades K-2

    -    Standards based Mathematics Program

    -    Instructional support for students needing extra help

    -    Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s Lab Lion science  program for grades 1-2

    -    Four computers in every grade K-2 classroom to  supplement instruction

    -    Specialists in art, music, physical education and library

    -    Parents’ activities (home /school associations, lunches, conferences, classroom helpers)

    -    Comprehensive summer school

     

    INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

     

    The intermediate school concentrates on math and reading skills and offers a balanced literacy program.  Students are also offered the following:

     

    -          Outdoor education program for fifth graders

    -          DARE program for fifth graders

    -          Title 1 reading and math support

    -          Standards based Mathematics Program

    -          A.U.S.S.I.E. Reading & Writing Program grades 3-5

    -          Computers in every classroom to supplement instruction

    -          Summer school program

    -          After-school math lab program

    -          Introductions to elective activities (band, choir, art club, and intramurals)

     

    A good place to prepare for the future…

     

    MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Core subjects include a balanced literacy program and a standards-based math program to develop basic reading, writing and math skills.  Practical arts classes are offered in art, music, family and consumer science and technology education. 

    The middle school also is pleased to offer:

     

    • Emphasis on core academic skills and individual student needs
    • Research based computer courseware used daily by students to enhance instruction
    • A.U.S.S.I.E. Reading & Writing Program grades 6-8.
    • Standards based Mathematics Program
    • Computer labs for use by students during and after  school hours
    • Student assistance labs in reading, writing and mathematics
    • Summer school and after-school math lab
    • Service clubs, school-related clubs, sports and other activities provide students with extra-curricular activities.

    HIGH SCHOOL

     

    High school students are prepared for post-secondary education and for life through our college and tech prep curriculum. 

    The tech prep program offers courses in business, agriculture, applied technologies and health and human services.

     Our students are offered:

     

    -          Advanced placement courses in English, science, math and social studies

    -          SUN Area Career and Technology Center programs for seniors

    -          Wide range of electives in all curriculum areas)

    -          Computers in classrooms and labs to enhance group and  independent learning

    -          Remedial summer school program and Peer Tutoring

    -          Team-teaching in ninth grade

    -          Co-curricular activities supplementing course work

     

    The high school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our Technology Education Department programs are strong in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

     

    MIFFLINBURG AREA SPECIAL PROGRAMS

     

    -          Programs for students with disabilities and students who are gifted

    -          Speech, hearing and vision services, occupational therapy, physical therapy

    -          Health, guidance and psychological services

    -          Homebound instruction

     

    A good place to achieve goals…

     

    CURRICULUM

     

    -          Pennsylvania academic standards-based

    -          Integrated approach

    -          Subject areas revised every five years

    -          Teachers, parents, students involved in curriculum development

     

     

    GRADING SYSTEM

     

    A =- 92-100%                    O = Outstanding

    B = 84-91%                       S =Satisfactory

    C = 76-83%                       U = Unsatisfactory

    D = 70-75%                       I = Incomplete

    E = 69% and below

     

    Progress reports issued every nine weeks

     

     

     

    STUDENT RECORDS

     

    Parents have the right to review their child’s education records.  Students over 18 may review their own records.   Achievement test scores and scholastic records are confidential.  Only school personnel may inspect a student’s file.  Consent from the parent or student over 18 is necessary before information is released outside the school system. Some information, such as student’s course of study, school activities and photo, is designated consent.  Public schools are required, upon request, to provide the military and institutions of higher education, access to secondary school students’ names, addresses and telephone listings.  Parents or students over 18 must notify the school to restrict the release of this information. Mifflinburg Area’s policy on student records is available from school principals and the district office.  Parents who believe that staff are not complying with it can direct complaints to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Education, Room 4511, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202.

     

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

      

    Mifflinburg Area School District’s programs are open and available to all students.  The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability or political affiliation in administering its educational policies and programs. Mifflinburg Area School District is committed to ensuring that all educational programs and personnel actions, promotion, demotion, transfer, furlough, compensation, benefits, training and social recreational programs, are administered without regard to race, color, gender (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), disability, political affiliation or status as a disabled veteran. In compliance with state and federal law, the district will provide to each protected handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services or accommodations needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student’s abilities.  To qualify as a protected handicapped student, the child must be of school age with a physical or mental disability that substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program.  These services and protections for “protected handicapped students” are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education  programs. For further information on evaluation procedures and services for protected handicapped students or inquiries or complaints concerning possible discrimination, contact Margaret Leedy, affirmative action coordinator, at Mifflinburg Intermediate School, 250 Mabel Street, Mifflinburg, PA 17844, 966-8280. Publication of this announcement is in accord with state and federal law, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.      Any references to students using the terms “he” or “she” are not intended as a reflection on either gender.  Such inconsistencies should be read as “gender neutral” and have no gender bias connotations.

     

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