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Education

The Corry Public Library, which moved into a new building in May of 1996, offers over 50,000 volumes of books, many periodicals and reference materials.

The Corry Area School District provides equal education and opportunity to develop life-long skills, sportsmanship, and a sense of responsibility to self and community. The Corry Middle-High School is a comprehensive school housing approximately 1200 students in grades 7-12. Along with academic classrooms, the Middle-High School was completely renovated in 1991 and boasts a comprehensive vocational and technical wing. The Corry Area School District includes five “neighborhood” elementary schools. Many specialized programs are available at each of these schools, including Title 1 Programs, Spanish, and Reading Recovery for first graders. The Corry Area School District supports the arts in a variety of ways including band, theater, art classes, chorus and also has a variety of recreational and athletic programs for both girls and boys. The School District is fully accredited by the PA Department of Education and offers a wide selection of elective courses and programs that exceed the requirements of the State Board of Education regulations. All libraries, labs, K-12 classrooms and administrative offices are linked to the Internet through a total of more than 500 networked computers.

Besides the public school system, the city has one private, parochial school – St. Thomas School for preschool through 8th grade. Also, the Dr. Gertrude Barber Center offers services to pre-school handicapped children and adults and other pre-school programs are available through the YMCA of Corry and the 1st Methodist Church.

The Corry Higher Education Council was established in 1991. It facilitates and provides a wide range of educational offerings for adults at the Smith Education Center. Those include everything from GED training to undergraduate and graduate-level college coursework and degrees. A full slate of non-credit computer training, job-related training and workshops, personal enrichment and life-skills offerings, and after-school and summer programs for kids are also provided.

The Corry Higher Education Council has partnered with a host of area providers to bring educational opportunities to Corry, including Mercyhurst College, the State System of Higher EducationPenn State-ErieJamestown Community College, the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville, and many others. In addition, the Education Council is the local liaison to the Pennsylvania CareerLink service for job-search and job-availability activities, and provides free academic and career counseling to adults.

The Corry Public Library, which moved into a new building in May of 1996, offers over 50,000 volumes of books, many periodicals and reference materials. They also have tapes, videos, audio books, a microfilm library and computers with Internet access and word processing available for the use of the public. The Corry Public Library is part of the Power Library and Access Pennsylvania programs.

Within a 2 hour drive, you will find the following Universities: