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Course Selection Manual

The Mars Area Middle School Course Selection Manual offers information on the course offerings as well as activities/sports, attendance, dress code, grading scale, honor roll, student evaluation, passing and retention, and more. To view the most current Mars Area Middle School Course Selection Manual, click on the following:

Sixth Grade/New Student Transition Program

Each spring, Mars Area Middle School offers a Transition Program for current Mars Area Centennial School sixth-graders to aid them in making the transition to seventh grade at Mars Area Middle School at the start of the upcoming school year. The program includes a presentation by the School Counselor and School Nurse as well as a tour of the school, led by Eighth Grade mentors.
The following video offers an overview of what incoming seventh-graders and other new students will need to know to be ready for the upcoming school year:

Schedule Request Forms

The following Schedule Request Forms outline the classes for students entering Seventh and Eighth Grade. Each student is required to complete the appropriated form, which must also be signed by a parent/guardian. This is used to create their schedule. The date by which each form must be turned in as well as the procedures for submitting the form are listed at the bottom of each form.
For more information, click on the following:

Scheduling Basics

Mars Area Middle School Scheduling Basics provides a brief overview of how a schedule is created.  Scheduling Basics includes:
  • A 9-Period Schedule
  • Course Term Lengths
  • Required Course Schedule
  • Elective Courses
  • Scheduling Scenarios
  • English Language Arts and Mathematics Prerequisites
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School Supplies

As complete list of  School Supplies is available by clicking on the appropriate link in the right-hand column of this page. Please note that each subject asks that students have a color-coded folder to assist with organization; however, students are not required to have the assigned subject colors. Regardless, students are asked to have all of the listed materials. Students will be informed of any additional supplies that may be needed on the first day of school.

For more information click on the "School Supplies" link in the right-hand column on this page or visit




Course Selection Manual Archive
To view previous school year's Mars Area Middle School Course Selection Manuals, click on the following: