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Humanities and Communication Program

Program Description

The program offers students intensive courses in writing and opportunities for written products to be published and broadcast through a variety of media, such as television, radio, and film. Students create position papers, plays, brochures, magazine articles, and research papers. The program also offers hands-on opportunities to work as a member of a production team in the program’s television studios. Students work in teams as performers, cinematographers, producers, directors, audio engineers, editors, and graphic artists. Students will study the human experience through analysis of historical events, literature, and art. Additionally, students will learn to document the human experience through written and visual media.

Does your child have…

  • A keen interest and ability in writing?
  • Strong motivation in the humanities or artistic side of media production?
  • An in-depth interest in history, geography, economics and current events?
  • A positive attitude and a commitment to working collaboratively with peers?
 
 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Admission

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Students may be considered for admissions to the Humanities and Communication Program at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School or at Eastern Middle School—depending on where the student lives.  The consideration process begins with a central review.  Grade 5 parents receive a letter in the mail regarding this process.    

Admission to the Humanities and Communication Program is very competitive. Criteria used to evaluate candidates may include written statements, previous grades, course work, and assessments.  Students will complete a series of tests the fall.  More information will be available in mid-September. 

Region

Regional (More about regions)

To apply to Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, students must live in one of the following high school clusters:

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

Transportation

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

 

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Eastern

Admission

(More about admissions)

Students may be considered for admissions to the Humanities and Communication Program at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School or at Eastern Middle School—depending on where the student lives.  The consideration process begins with a central review.  Grade 5 parents receive a letter in the mail regarding this process.   

Admission to the Humanities and Communication Program is very competitive. Criteria used to evaluate candidates may include written statements, previous grades, course work, and assessments.  Students will complete a series of tests the fall.  More information will be available in mid-September. 

Region

Regional (More about regions)

To apply to Eastern Middle School, students must live in one of the following high school clusters:

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase
  • Winston Churchill
  • Walter Johnson
  • Richard Montgomery
  • Rockville
  • Sherwood
  • Walt Whitman
  • Thomas S. Wootton
  • Downcounty Consortium
  • Northeast Consortium

Transportation

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

 

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