I wanted to make you aware of a unique opportunity our gifted students have here at the HS. Mrs. Bookman has sponsored college language classes through a distance learning arrangement with Seton Hill University for quite a few years. These courses can be taken at PMHS as a part of the student’s 4 block day, or in some cases, as a fifth block. The languages offered are varied and can be great for students who are strong in foreign language and/or those who are interested in international business, travel, foreign service, government service, the Peace Corps, or other global pursuits. Latin is also very helpful for students interested in the legal and medical professions. The courses are normally offered to juniors and seniors. It is one more way your son/daughter could begin their college career early and have credits as they enter college. The professors are excellent and the students who have taken these courses have really loved them.
Here are the classes being offered this spring (Jan 22- approx May 15). Cost is $650 payable to PMSD the first week of class plus students have to buy a text, which usually is used for levels I and II and part of III. Please let me know as soon as possible if your son/daughter has any interest for the spring semester. Also let me know if there is interest for future years. If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask!
Arabic 100 MWF 10:20-11:10 (this could work well for days we have club)
Chinese 100 MWF
Russian 100 MWF 1:50-2:40 (perfect fit into block 4)
Latin 100 MWF 1:50-2:40 (again perfect fit!)
Millersville University offers this camp through Johns Hopkins University and it results in 3 credits from JHU if the student earns an A or B!
Here is the website: http://engineering.jhu.edu/ei/sites/millersville-university-campus-millersville-pa/
Tentative dates for the camp at MU are June 29-July 24.
There is a cost for this camp. Limited financial aid (partial and full tuition) is available for commuting students. (Application fee $55, Tuition $2400). See the website for information on how to apply for a scholarship.
Application deadlines are as follows:
- Early Action, February 15
- Financial Assistance Priority, March 15
- Regular Decision, June 1
Admissions are on a rolling basis. Students have the best chance to get in if they apply early. Sites are