Although the primary focus at Presentation of Mary Academy is on academics, many enjoyable activties are available for students to take part in outside of the classroom. Some of these include:
The school sponsors Mini Courses for the students. These are learning experiences of academic and non-academic nature offered by community professionals. Students are given a broad list of choices. Preference will be given to upperclassmen when course limits are set. Most courses are free of charge, but some, because of material required, necessitate a fee.
During this time, juniors and seniors may participate in a mentoring program in the community. Each student will be assigned a contact person, whose sole purpose is to help enlighten the student on his/her field. Juniors and seniors who wish to take part in a mentoring program must make their own contacts and arrangements, which must then be submitted and approved by the Assistant Principal. Students taking courses off campus will be required to have a parental consent form signed.
Appropriate dress, behavior and attitude are expected from the students. Absences and tardies during Mini-Courses are counted as on a regular school day.
Big Sister Program, Campus Ministry, Earth Awareness, Festival of Trees Club, French Club, Friends of Mother Rivier, Interact Club, Intramural Volleyball, Japanese Culture, Mathletes, National Honor Society, Panther Press Newspaper, Peer Support, Poetry Club, S.A.D.D., Spanish Club, Student Ambassador, Student Council, Technology Club, Yearbook, Drama Workshop, Music Lessons.
A field trip is a learning experience and should be handled as such. Students will be given a parental/guardian consent form, which must be returned prior to the trip. No student will be allowed to attend the field trip without this particular written permission slip. Phone calls, facsimiles or E-mail permissions are not acceptable. While on the trip, the students are representing the Academy and should behave in an appropriate manner. All school rules apply, even on an overnight trip.
PMA Music Department
There are several performing groups at PMA. The BAND consists of 55 members of all levels and experience. The JAZZ BAND / WIND ENSEMBLE is a more advanced group for those musicians who want a challenge. Vocally, we have a CHORUS of about 70 students and a smaller SELECT CHORUS.