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Parking Procedures

Directions for applying for the Privilege of Driving to School and Parking in the Mars Area High School Student Parking Lot are as follows:

  1. The High School cannot possibly meet every driving need due to the limited amount of available parking. Permission to drive will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis in the following priority order:

    1. Vo-Tech Students

    2. Seniors

    3. Juniors, who are involved in extra-curricular activities or work immediately after school. Permits will only be valid for the semester that the extra-curricular activity takes place. Employment and work schedule will be verified for those students that work.

    4. Juniors, who do not participate in extra-curricular activities or work immediately after school.

    5. Students holding a driving permit may reserve a parking permit until the second Thursday of September. If you do not have a driver’s license by the second Thursday of September, the parking permit that was being held for you will be issued to a student with a valid driver’s license and you will be placed on a waiting list.


      • No permits will be issued to a student, who owes fines and/or detention to the High School. Fines can be paid during the summer. Detentions will have to be served within the first 10 school days to maintain your permit. If you have any fines and/or detentions, you have been notified by mail.

      • No parking permits will be issued to Freshmen or Sophomores.

  2. Any student, who wishes to drive to school, must acquire a parking permit.

  3. Applications are available online (below) as well as in Mars Area High School's main office. Summer office hours are 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday

  4. Parking permits will be issued to students in the High School LGI before the beginning of the school year on the following dates and times in accordance with the above mentioned priority order. All applicants must complete and/or submit the following: 

      • Student Parking Application
      • Student Driver Emergency Authorization Form
      • MASD Drug Testing Consent Form
      • a copy of your: 
        • driver’s license,
        • vehicle registration,
        • insurance card,
      • a non-refundable $175 fee for a year permit or $87.50 fee for a semester permit.

Required Forms

2023-2024 Parking Permits

Parking Permits will be issued on the following dates:


Vo-tech Students and Seniors:

Monday, Aug. 7 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time Slot Sign-ups:


Juniors, who are involved in extracurricular activities or work immediately after school during Semester 1:

Wednesday, Aug. 9 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time Slot Sign-ups


Note: Juniors, who do not participate in extracurricular activities or work immediately after school, will not be issued parking permits until after the school year begins.

We ask that all students adhere to the above dates and times. No exceptions will be made. In order to facilitate the issuing of permits in a timely manner, we ask that students bring all completed forms, along with a copy of your license, registration and insurance card on the above date and time.
We will ask, as much as possible, for students entering campus from the west try to select spots near the tennis courts and in the school's rear lots. Students entering campus from the east, will be asked to choose spots in the auditorium parking lots.
If a student's application is approved, he/she will be given a permit. All permits will have an assigned parking space with a designated number.
Student Driving Regulations
The Board of Education encourages all students to utilize the transportation provided by the School District. The Board also recognizes that students have legitimate reasons to drive to school. Approval to drive to school must be secured from the principal or assistant principal and students must follow any rules the principal or assistant principal may set forth. Driving to school is a privilege not a right. Students can lose this privilege for improper conduct and violations of school district policies.
All students, who are interested in driving to school are asked to review the following Student Parking Regulations prior to applying for a parking permit: