Francis Scott Key MS

An International Baccalaureate
World School


Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Middle Years Programmer (MYP)The Middle Years Programme is one of three programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

MYP is a flexible instructional framework that encourages students to become critical thinkers, life-long learners, and responsible global citizens. We offer the IB Middle Years Programme to all students in Grades 6-8.

About MYP /  MYP Handbook 

Important Announcements

Montgomery County Public Schools Weather Make-Up Day Plan From Dr. Smith


Dear MCPS Community:


I want to provide you with an update on the school calendar for the remainder of the school year. As you know, recent inclement weather forced Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to close schools on two days (January 4 and January 17). The 2017-2018 MCPS school calendar includes 182 instruction days, two above the minimum required in the state of Maryland. Therefore, our two weather closures can be absorbed without a modification to the calendar.

However, any additional school closures for emergency weather will result in the need to use one or all of the designated make-up days in the MCPS school calendar to ensure we meet the State-required number of days. Below is the order in which days will be used:

  • If there is one more emergency weather closure, then the school year will be extended by one day on June 13, 2018.
  • If there are two more emergency weather closures, then the school year will be extended to June 14, 2018.
  • If there are three more emergency weather closures, then the school year will be extended to June 15, 2018. (Note: By State law, MCPS cannot extend the school year past June 15).
  • If there are four more emergency weather closures, then March 26, 2018 will be used as a make-up day (the first day of Spring Break).
  • If there are five more emergency weather closures, then March 27, 2018 will be used as a make-up day (the second day of Spring Break).

If the school year extends beyond June 12, then June 12 will become a full day of instruction and the new last day of school will be an early release day for students.


In the unfortunate event that we receive additional inclement weather and additional closures are required, MCPS may request a waiver from the state minimum of 180 school days. To be eligible for the waiver, school systems must not only add make-up days at the end of the year, they must also modify the school calendar during the student instructional year to demonstrate a good faith effort to make up lost time.

While our mission is student learning, our first priority must be the safety of our students and staff. MCPS will continue to closely monitor for severe weather and provide updates on any impact it may have to the school calendar. For more information on the MCPS school calendar, visit our website.




Jack R. Smith, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools


News and Announcements

Course Booklet

The 2018-2019 Middle School Course Offering Booklet is available.    Click to view  2018-2019 Middle School Course Offering Booklet

Sigma Youth Symposium at FSK!

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in partnership with Francis Scott Key MS is excited to bring our Youth Symposium to Francis Scott Key Middle School to provide an interactive learning experience and an opportunity for students to earn SSL hours for their participation and advocacy.   Our program will consist of th

Important Community Letter

Click here for an important letter from Mr. Coleman dated February 22, 2018.

Outdoor Education 2018

In order for your student to participate in Outdoor Education, we must have: ·         A completed PARENT PERMISSION FORM (see attachments: form 345-7) ·         A signed BEHAVIOR CONTRACT (see attachment) ·         Payment ($85)   If your student takes any medication  (over-the-counter or prescr

Message from the Key Counseling Department

  On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, High School Counselors are coming to meet with Grade 8 students and discuss the registration procedures.   Beginning January 31- February 8, 2018, Ms. Poole, Counselor, will collect registration cards from students.   February 7, 2018, Grade 8 parent/student registration


Pre order your 2017-2018 Francis Scott Key MS Yearbook for $25.00.  After January 1, 2018, the price goes up to $30.00.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Griffin, Yearbook Sponsor. Click  here for order form.  

Excel Beyond the Bell Program (EBB)

Welcome to Excel Beyond the Bell! Our Excel Beyond the Bell Collaborative is a public-private partnership created by the Collaboration Council to inspire our youth to realize their full potential by offering safe, quality and accessible out-of-school time programs. Together with the Montgomery County Recreation

Maryland Immunization Requirements

The Maryland mandatory immunization requirements will change next year when your student enters Grade Seven.  See flyer for more information.