July 1 through August 2, 2019


Extended Learning Opportunities 2015The Montgomery County Council, the Norman R. Rales and Ruth Rales Foundation, and BellXcel (formerly Building Educated Leaders for Life) are partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for the fourth consecutive year to provide a summer academic and enrichment program to eligible rising grade 3, 4, and 5 students in Title I schools.  Students who meet the criteria will receive an invitation letter to attend the program.  The BellXcel summer program seeks to:

  • meet the academic needs of each student by providing a Scholastic curriculum in the areas of Reading and Math that aims to catch students up on grade-level concepts five days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • strengthen basic skills that are preconditions of later learning
  • alleviate the achievement loss that some students may experience over the summer
  • provide both academic and enrichment activities as well as provide three Friday field trips

Montgomery County Public Schools will provide free bus transportation to and from the program from established neighborhood bus stops. Students may not necessarily attend the BellXcel summer program at their home school.  Breakfast and lunch will be served to each child.

BellXcel Program Sites:

At Cresthaven Elementary School

  • Burnt Mill
  • Cresthaven
  • Jackson Road 

At South Lake Elementary School

  • South Lake Elementary School
  • Washington Grove 

At Capt. James E. Daly James E. Daly Elementary School

  • Clopper Mill
  • Capt. James E. Daly  

At Gaithersburg Middle School

  • Gaithersburg
  • Summit Hall

At Georgian Forest Elementary School

  • Bel Pre
  • Georgian Forest  
  • Harmony Hills
  • Strathmore

At Watkins Mill Elementary School

  • Watkins Mill Elementary School
  • Whetstone
At JoAnn Leleck  @ Broad Acres Elementary School
  • JoAnn Leleck @ Broad Acres

At Weller Road Elementary School

  • Highland
  • Kemp Mill
  • Weller Road

At Oak View Elementary School      

  • New Hampshire Estates
  • Oak View
  • Rolling Terrace

At Wheaton Woods Elementary School

  • Brookhaven
  • Wheaton Woods

At Sargent Shriver Elementary School

  • Sargent Shriver
  • Twinbrook

You can also apply ONLINE for the BellXcel Summer Program.  Visit the enrollment website at

For additional information regarding the BellXcel program, please visit the website at , email Mr. John Holt at, or contact 301-846-8642.