Magnet Coordinator
Allison Wilder 

Magnet Secretary 
Debbie Dresser

Phone: 240.740.2419
Fax: 301.972.7947

Global Ecology Head of House 
Erin Binns
Humanities Head of House
Daniel McKenna 
Independent Studies Program (ISP) Head of House
 Leslie Gum
Science, Math, Computer Science (SMCS) Head of House
Mark Curran
Office: 240.740.2448

PHS Magnet Program

Magnet Program Booklet- A Description of all the Magnet Houses at PHS


Upcoming Events





Magnet Information Night at PHS PRESENTATION

October 2, 2017


Magnet Application:  Click HERE 

 **MCPS teachers: Please complete the recommendations using your Google account by December 8. Please see instructions on the Recommendation Request form. Thank you!

Teacher Recommendation Forms for Private School Teachers - Due by December 8
 Math recommendation form for current math teacher  Adobe PDF icon square  
English recommendation form for current English teacher Adobe PDF icon square  
Science recommendation form for current science teacher  Adobe PDF icon square  
Social studies recommendation form for current social studies teacher Adobe PDF icon square  
Private School Teacher Recommendations will be available in October, 2017    
Magnet Application deadline November 3, 2017  
Magnet Test Date December 2, 2017 7:45 am
Grade 8 applicants have alternative options for testing should they require a different location.  Applicants are assigned a location for testing based on their home high school, (see application, page 4).  If an applicant is unable to get to the suggested testing location, they may call one of the three magnet programs to arrange to take the test at another location -- Poolesville HS: 240-740-2419; Richard Montgomery HS: 301-610-8100; Blair HS: 301-649-8240. (This is necessary to ensure materials are available at each test site location)
Magnet Test Transportation
NEW THIS YEAR –MCPS bus transportation is being provided from ClarksburgSeneca Valley, and Watkins Mill high schools for any student needing a ride to Poolesville HS on Saturday, December 2.  A bus will depart each school promptly at 7:00 AM to get to Poolesville HS by 7:45 to ensure students are seated for testing by 8 AM.  The bus will return students to the original high school location at the conclusion of testing; departing around 11:00 AM.  Families are responsible for arranging a ride home from the three locations.  If interested, reserve your seat no later than Monday, Nov. 27 by contacting the Poolesville Magnet Coordinator @ 240-740-2419.  
December 2, 2017 Bus leaves at 7:00 am, suggest arriving by 6:50 am
Magnet Test for students with testing accommodations at Richard Montgomery High School. Students with accommodations will be contacted by a program coordinator.

Make-up testing is provided for students who are unable to test on Saturday. Students may test at Richard Montgomery High School. Written requests for the alternate test date must be submitted to the program coordinator with the application. A contact from the coordinator will confirm testing on this alternate date.
December 3, 2017 7:45 am
Magnet Test SNOW Date (only if MCPS is closed on December 2, 2017) December 9, 2017 7:45 am
Magnet Accommodations Test SNOW date (only if MCPS is closed on December 3, 2017) December 10, 2017 7:45 am
Results of Magnet Selection Committees will be mailed home by mid-February


General Information

Videos of Magnet Activities and Projects:


Magnet Program Brochure

Program Information from MCPS office of Special Programs 

How to Sign up for Listserve

Academic Probation

College Acceptance List for the Class of 2017 


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