Scheduled for July 9 through August 10, 2018

Extended Learning Opportunities 2015The Montgomery County Council, the Norman R. Rales and Ruth Rales Foundation, and Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) are partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to provide a summer academic and enrichment program to rising grade 3, 4, and 5 students in Title I schools who indicate an academic need.  Students who meet the criteria will receive an invitation letter to attend the program.  The BELL 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 BELL summer program at their home school.  Breakfast and lunch will be served to each child.

BELL Program Sites:

At Arcola Elementary School

  • Arcola Elementary School
  • Kemp Mill Elementary School 

At South Lake Elementary School

  • South Lake Elementary School
  • Gaithersburg Elementary School 

At Cresthaven Elementary School

  • Cresthaven Elementary School
  • Jackson Road Elementary School
  • Roscoe Nix Elementary School  

At Summit Hall Elementary School

  • Summit Hall Elementary School
  • Washington Grove Elementary School

At Georgian Forest Elementary School

  • Georgian Forest Elementary School
  • Harmony Hills Elementary School 

At Watkins Mill Elementary School

  • Watkins Mill Elementary School
  • Capt. John Daly Elementary School
At JoAnn Leleck  at Broad Acres Elementary School
  • JoAnn Leleck Elementary School

At Weller Road Elementary School

  • Weller Road Elementary School

At Rolling Terrace Elementary School      

  • Rolling Terrace Elementary School
  • New Hampshire Estates Elementary School
  • Oak View Elementary School

At Wheaton Woods Elementary School

  • Wheaton Woods Elementary School
  • Twinbrook Elementary School

At Sargent Shriver at Viers Mill Elementary School

  • Sargent Shriver Elementary School
  • Highland Elementary School


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

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