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Humanities House

Program Description

Humanities House students will pursue a rigorous humanities curricula with an interdisciplinary connection among English, social studies, communications, and fine arts. Humanities students will be able to integrate oral and written communication skills with state-of-the-art visual media. The Humanities House is one of three magnet programs at Poolesville High School.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Pursue a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Develop and deepen skills in oral and written communication
  • Work with peers to develop top quality print, photo, and video products


Application (More about admissions)

Admission to the Humanities House is very competitive. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in Algebra 1 or higher by Grade 8. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include written statements from candidates, previous grades, coursework, test scores, and interests and achievements.


Local School, Regional (More about regions)

The Humanities House is open to applicants from the following high school clusters:

  • Clarksburg
  • Damascus
  • Gaithersburg
  • Magruder
  • Northwest
  • Poolesville
  • Quince Orchard
  • Seneca Valley
  • Watkins Mill


Local School Neighborhood Stops, Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)


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