12th Annual

High School 101 - Summer of 2018

Ninth grade is an important year because a smooth transition to high school starts a student on the path to academic success and positive social experiences. Incoming Blake students can get a running start on being ready for the challenges of high school by enrolling in our unique summer program.


High School 101 eases the transition from middle school and builds connections to Blake that will be in place when the academic year begins. New ninth grade “Bengals” will be ready to learn from the first day of school, bolstered by the academic support and activities in High School 101.


High School 101 is a week filled with useful information, self-discovery, skill-building and new friends—all delivered in a fun atmosphere of hands-on activities. Blake High School invites your son or daughter to join us for this “starting point” toward achievement and high school success.


Link to HS101 Poster 2018
Link to Information for HS 101 2018



High School 101 Application Deadline to guarantee bus availability is 5/24/2018. We will continue to accept registrations on a first come, first served basis until the sessions are full.

To access the online application registration visit: https://tinyurl.com/BlakeHS101Registration

To pay for your registration, visit: https://tinyurl.com/blakehspayment, select HS101 and pay the $115.00 fee. You will need the Order # from your online payment to complete your online registration.

If unable to pay with our online system, please complete the online registration AND this paper registration and mail it accompanied by a check or Money Order for $115.00 made payable to James Hubert Blake HS to:

James Hubert Blake High School
High School 101 Registration
300 Norwood Road
Silver Spring, MD 20905

Features of the High School 101 Program

  • Opportunities to make new friends
  • Academic support for summer reading and math assignments
  • Orientation to the Blake HS building and staff
  • Strategies for academic success
  • Sports activities and teambuilding


July 9 – 13, 2018

Daily Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday


Students currently in 8th grade who will be attending James H. Blake High School in the fall of 2018 are eligible to participate in this program.


School bus transportation will be available (pick-up and drop-off) at designated school locations within the Northeast Consortium. Site available will depend on enrollment. Register by 5/24/18 to guarantee availability to your stop. Sites will be reduced based on enrollment after 5/24/2018. Previous sites have been:

  • Banneker
  • Briggs Chaney
  • Burnt Mills
  • Cloverly
  • Drew
  • Fairland
  • Farquhar
  • Galway
  • Greencastle
  • Key
  • 11600 Lockwood Dr @ White Oak Gardens
  • 11215 Oak Leaf Dr @ Enclave Apts
  • Page
  • 11550 Stewart La @ White Oak Apts
  • Stonegate
  • Westover
  • White Oak



Cost is $115.00 per one-week session. Payment will be accepted through MCPS Online School Payments, visit: https://tinyurl.com/blakehspayment, select HS101. Or payment can be made by check or Money Order made out to James Hubert Blake HS. Tuition assistance is available to eligible participants, contact Elizabeth Cooper (Elizabeth.H.Cooper@mcpsmd.net) for more information.


Applications / Registration is available ONLINE by visiting https://tinyurl.com/BlakeHS101Registration. Registrations must be accompanied by either an online payment or must be mailed with a check or money order. If paying by check or money order, in addition to mailing the payment you must fill out BOTH the ONLINE registration and complete and print out this paper registration.

Parents Are Saying:

“Great way to break the ice and introduce our son to the school. It took the anxiety out of orientation and school in general.”


“The best part was helping my child complete her summer assignments. Also, my child was able to learn more about what to expect when starting high school.”


“The Blake faculty is remarkably warm and welcoming. They make the freshman feel very welcome. This is our second time in the Freshmen 101 program.”


“Yes, I truly believe that it helped this new transition immensely – thank you so much!”


“It got her excited about clubs and sports.”

Program Director

Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper
Signature Program Coordinator


Last Updated:5/15/18

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