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Reasons to Choose a Private School Over a Public School

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When I was growing up I always thought that private schools were for rich and fancy people. If you were just a regular, middle-class kid, you went to the nearest public school. It was that simple. I will say that I attended public schools though graduation from high school and received a fantastic education. Of…
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Standardized Testing, for all the Right Reasons

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Excessive standardized testing in public schools is often a factor that drives parents to explore other educational options, such as private schools or home school. Parents, as well as educators, community leaders and students have been critical of the amount of time public schools devote to standardized testing and lament the emphasis that teachers are…
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Tips From Our Trainer: Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

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Editor’s Note: San Marcos Academy is blessed to have the assistance of an excellent trainer for our student athletes. Megan Haynes is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University. She also serves as Co-Director of the Athletic Training Summer Camp at Texas State. Read on to learn…
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Jimmie W. Scott Named Interim President

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Jimmie W. Scott, a former Executive Vice President and current member of the Board of Trustees at San Marcos Academy, was named Interim President of San Marcos Academy by the Board of Trustees at their recent meeting on campus. Scott, who has a long history of service to the 107-year old school, was appointed as…
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Student Leaders Benefit from Rotary’s RYLA Experience

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Editor’s Note: Two of our SMA juniors, Kenna Mason and Hank Shirley, learned some valuable lessons in leadership at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Conference Jan. 16-19 in New Braunfels. Sponsored by Rotary District 5840, the event recognizes outstanding youth and youth leaders. Kenna and Hank joined more than 175 other juniors at the…
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Dr. Garrison’s Farewell to the Student Body

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Editor’s Note: Dr. John Garrison will end his last week as President of San Marcos Academy and begin his retirement on January 30, 2015. At the SMA chapel service Jan. 28, Dr. Garrison addressed the student body, with his wife, Carol, at his side. Following are Dr. Garrison’s farewell remarks. By Dr. John Garrison, president…
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Dr. J.M. Carroll Set SMA on Path to Success

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By Shelley Henry, Director of Admissions and Communications at San Marcos Academy In our Alumni Plaza stands a large granite monument. I’ve had students ask if it’s a tombstone, and it does indeed look like one! In actuality, though, this monument is the Academy Founder’s Stone, given by the Class of 1931 as a gift…
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Advantages of Boarding Schools for San Marcos Academy Students

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By Bob Bryant, Principal, San Marcos Academy Every school claims that it is the best at certain things. Some take pride in their massive taxpayer purchased facilities. Others note the large programs in the arts, and athletics. Still others beat their chests about their school being “Recognized” by the state as a high performer, even…
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Welcome to the San Marcos Academy Blog

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Welcome to the San Marcos Academy Blog. We will be posting a variety of articles on our blog which will be informative, educational and entertaining.  We hope that you find them both helpful and enjoyable and will become a regular reader.
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