Dear High School Students:
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is committed to ensuring that every student graduates from high school prepared for college and career success. This 2013-2014 High School Course Bulletin presents descriptions of the extensive range of exciting courses and programs designed to prepare you for the challenges of college and the workplace. Please use the information in the bulletin as you take the opportunity to discuss the academic and career paths you want to explore with your parents/guardians, teachers, and counselor. These conversations will guide you as you select courses to plan a learning experience that will challenge and engage you.
In addition to this bulletin, each high school’s website provides information about specific courses and programs available at that school and may be accessed by logging on to www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/ and proceeding to the appropriate school website. The information presented on these sites provides an overview of each school, including detailed descriptions of magnet and signature programs, academies, and career-themed programs of study offered in MCPS.
MCPS employs outstanding, highly competent, and dedicated teachers, administrators, and support staff to help you enhance your academic skills and prepare you to enter the college or career of your choice. Preparing you to become a productive citizen in a global society is a responsibility we take seriously. We invite you to commit yourself to your studies with the same zeal and enthusiasm.
I encourage you to enroll in challenging courses in pursuit of your personal goals and extend my best wishes for your success as you prepare for the exciting and rewarding experiences that lie ahead.
Joshua P. Starr, Ed.D.