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Preparing Your Son or Daughter for Boarding School

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By Harold Compton, Guest Blogger A boarding school can provide a young man or woman with a truly life changing experience. The exposure to high level academics, diverse cultures from all over the world and the opportunity for their individual development as a young adult can make the boarding school experience one that can make…
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Texas State “Rising Stars” Foster Excellence as SMA Employees

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By Cindy Brooks, Director of Human Resources I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Location, location, location.” Whether it is because of location or one of many other reasons, San Marcos Academy enjoys a partnership with Texas State University and is very grateful for it. Recruiting on the Texas State website is ongoing throughout the year.…
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San Marcos Academy – Why Use a Challenge Course?

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By Harold Compton, Guest Blogger San Marcos Academy – Why Use a Challenge Course? Challenge courses are used frequently by businesses and schools to help their workers and students. But, if you have ever seen a challenge course in use, you might wonder why anyone would choose a challenge course for team building or helping self-confidence. Challenge…
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Private Boarding School: A Good Choice for Many Reasons

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By Harold Compton, Guest Blogger Why Choose a Private Boarding School? There are any number of reasons why a parent would be considering sending their son or daughter to a private boarding school, and each case is different. The final decision is generally not an easy one to make; however, there are some things to…
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Successful Christian Schools Are Changing

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There are things about successful Christian Schools that should never change: a commitment to Christ and a Biblical Worldview, outstanding teachers and leaders, families that invest in their child, and rigorous curriculum. However, there are some things that must change if we are to be relevant and successful in the way God defines it. Visit…
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SMA Junior Allee Potts Rides to Top Spot at Paint Horse Show

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Ten years of dedicated training paid off in a big way for SMA junior Allee Potts in February, when she earned the High-Point Award at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) competition at the San Antonio Stock Show. With the award came a $10,000 scholarship to any 4-year university, which Allee said will come in…
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Reasons to Choose a Private Boarding 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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