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Students Win Big in Annual C-SPAN Documentary Competition

Evelyn Shue and Ida Chen, sophomores at  Richard Montgomery  and  Winston Churchill high schools , won first place in  StudentCam , C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Their video, " High Stakes ," is a documentary about education and standardized testing. Second place winners were Aileen Qi and Kevin Rha, sophomores at  Montgomery Blair High School . Their video is " Let Science Speak ." During a weeklong period of public voting where more than 71,000 votes were cast, "Let Science Speak" received more than 11,000, winning the "Fan Favorite" prize.

C-SPAN StudentCam

Applications for the Virtual Academy Are Now Open

MCPS is also offering a Virtual Academy that will provide a full-time virtual learning program for students in kindergarten to Grade 12.Students interested in the program are required to apply for admission and must be approved to participate. The application window is from June 2 – July 2. MCPS will host several parent information sessions to provide you with an opportunity to have questions answered about the Virtual Academy and the application process.

Virtual Academy

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

More than 11,000 MCPS students will receive diplomas in commencement ceremonies this month. A variety of commencement speakers—ranging from elected officials to journalists—will be speaking. Parents and students are invited to submit their favorite graduation snapshots to be included in our graduation coverage. Tweet or post on Facebook with hashtag #MCPSGrad or send your shots to pio@mcpsmd.org

Class of 2021

Support the 10th Annual Give BACKpacks Campaign

Join us as MCPS kicks off the 10th annual Give BACKpacks campaign to raise funds, and coordinate the distribution of backpacks and school supplies to students in MCPS schools.
For just $10, you can provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies. MCPS places orders throughout the summer with a goal of providing as many students as possible with a backpack and school supplies at the start of the school year.

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Applications for the Virtual Academy are now open!
The application window is from June 2 – July 2. Only new students enrolling in MCPS after July 2 will be considered after the window closes, as well those with serious health concerns. Please email your completed application to MoCoVirtual@mcpsmd.org
You can also send questions/comments to MoCoVirtual@mcpsmd.org  

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