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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:

  • Permission to drive will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis in the following priority order on dates listed in #4:
    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.
The High School cannot possibly meet every driving
need due to the limited amount of parking available.
  • No permits will be issued to students owe fines to the High School.

    • If you have any fines and/or detentions, you have been notified by mail.
    • Fines can be paid during the summer. Detentions will have to be served within the first 10 school days to maintain your permit.

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

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

    • 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, through Aug. 11.
    • 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: 

Parking Permits

Parking Permits will be issued on the following dates:


Tuesday, Aug. 9
, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., High School LGI

JUNIORS (who are involved in extracurricular activities or work immediately after school during the first semester)

Wednesday, Aug. 10
, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., High School LGI



To sign up for a time slot on your assigned date, visit


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.

Required Forms
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: