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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Walter Johnson High
School is the neighborhood high school or all students who are in North
Bethesda Middle School’s geographic area. Another middle school, Tilden, also
sends students to WJ.
Walter Johnson has a great website that shows
many of its offerings.
Classes range from on-grade level, top honors
level, to advanced placement level.
Go to the WJ parent Information Night on
Thursday, January 18th at 7:00pm for more information.
Walter Johnson High School also has a special signature
program called the APEX Program. It
combines accelerated honors level and intensive advanced placement level course
work. It is available only to students who live in the WJ cluster of
schools. The APEX information night is Wednesday, October 4th at
7:00pm in the WJ cafeteria.
You can find information about the program on
the school website (look under “WJ quick links”) or www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/wjhs/depts/apex/calendar.shtm
You must fill out an admissions packet which
will be online at WJ soon. There are definite deadlines you must follow
– these can be found on the APEX webpage.
Only students with completed admission packets
will be considered for admission to the APEX program.
At the end of January you will hear if you are
accepted to the program.
The Montgomery Blair
Mathematics, Science, Computer Science Program is a magnet program
open to all 8th grade students who are in Algebra I or higher. Students
should have a strong interest in science, math, or computers. This program
accepts 100 students form ALL of Montgomery County. If you are interested, you
should go to the evening information night on Monday, October 9th,
at 7:00pm in the Blair auditorium.
The admission packet is available at these
meetings; a limited number will be available at North Bethesda in October. It
is also available on the Montgomery County Website.
Deadlines for application must be observed.
Application deadline is November 3, 2017 and testing date is December 2, 2017.
The school website has much more information
about the process:
Montgomery International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is a magnet program
open to 8th grade students who are in Algebra I or higher and who
are taking Spanish, French or Chinese (or if they are already fluent in any of
these languages). If a student is taking Italian, they may also apply to the
program but if accepted, they will be expected to take a level 2 language in
Spanish, French, or Chinese. Students successfully completing the program earn
an MCPS diploma, a Maryland Certificate of Merit, and the internationally
recognized IB Diploma. An information meeting will be held on Tuesday, October
24that 7:00pm in the Richard Montgomery auditorium. It
will be conducted in English and in Spanish.
Applications will be given out at the
information meeting; a limited number will be available at North Bethesda after
the meeting; the high school will post the applications on their website.
The school websites have more information: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/rmhs/ib or http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/high/ib.shtm
Deadlines for application must be observed. Application
deadline is November 3, 2017 and testing date is December 2, 2017.
The Global Ecology
Magnet at Poolesville High School – The Global Ecology Studies Program
provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the scientific,
cultural, social, political, economic, and technological conditions that affect
the quality of life on our planet. The program involves an interdisciplinary
approach to study of environmental issues with major emphasis on science and
social studies areas. The information night is Monday, October 2nd
in the PHS auditorium. Students with last name A – M at 5pm and students with last
name N – Z at 7pm.
Look at the school website for more information:
Deadline for application must be observed. The
application deadline is November 3, 2017; the magnet testing is December 2,
Other high school choices (these represent two of
many; high school counselors will tell you of others available when you are in
The visual arts program at Albert Einstein
High School…The Visual Art Center (VAC) offers students a broad perspective
of the fine arts and deepens their understanding of the opportunities for
art-related careers through exposure to art history, contemporary artists and
artwork. This rigorous and comprehensive program, directed toward portfolio
development, enables students to realize and achieve their full potential in
visual art. Lessons consist of lectures, demonstrations, slide presentations,
studio activities, assigned research and group critiques. Most graduating
students study fine arts or commercial art at a higher level. Courses begin in
grade 10. Information can be found at their website:
Thomas Edison School of Technology offers
programs for students in good standing in their home schools (WJ, for example).
Thomas Edison High School of Technology (TEHST) is an application-only high
school that offers half-day professional career and technology education (CTE)
programs to students enrolled in all MCPS high schools. Accepted students
attend TEHST for half the school day and attend their co-enrolled comprehensive
high school for the remaining half-day in order to complete high school
graduation requirements and participate in extracurricular activities. Courses
begin in grade 10. Information can be found at their website:
*all dates are
approximate; the high school will set those dates; use the website for final