School Support and Improvement

Student Leadership

Our Programs

Student Government Associations

Students discuss and act on issues, problems, and concerns in the schools, as well as engaging in countywide activities.


Student Member of the Board of Education

The SMOB is an elected official who can vote on issues like administrative appointments (including hiring of the Superintendent of Schools), policy, and the Board of Education's legislative platform.

Superintendent’s Leadership Academy

The Superintendent’s Leadership Academy is transformative in its focus to enhance and enrich the life skills students require to successfully transition from high school into college and/or work.


MoCo EmpowHer provides leadership development opportunities for young women, opportunities for female leaders to explore various career options, and advocacy networks for female leaders.

Student Equity Advocates: S.E.A. the Wave of Change!

Today's diverse world requires leaders to speak and make decisions with an understanding of multiple perspectives.

The Student Equity Advocates aim to provide the leadership skills needed to make a difference in our diverse schools and community.

MoCo Pride

MoCo Pride was founded in 2019 by a group of high school and middle school students that attend schools across Montgomery County and serves as a home to connect, learn and advocate for the LGBTQ+ student community.

MoCo Pride webpage

Maryland General Assembly Page Program

Since 1970, Maryland's high school seniors have had the opportunity to learn about the legislative process by serving as student pages in the Senate and the House of Delegates during the annual session of the Maryland General Assembly. Each year, 105 pages and 36 alternates are selected from across the State to represent their schools and counties in Annapolis. Each selected page will serve two nonconsecutive weeks in either the State Senate or the House of Delegates. Duties may include keeping bill books up-to-date, distributing materials on the floor to members, assisting visitors and delivering messages to members.

UPDATE: The Maryland General Assembly (MGA) will host student Pages virtually for the 2021 Legislative Session.

Message from the Maryland State House (10/14/20) – The 2021 MGA “Re-imagined” Virtual Page Program will be, like most experiences in our lives recently, a modified version of the experience Pages have historically enjoyed. The virtual program will provide an opportunity for this year’s high school seniors to gain knowledge of, and experience with, the MGA legislative process and will provide virtual access to legislators and their staffs. The virtual program will maintain a sense of continuity between the students in our county school systems and the MGA. We hope that the program will also provide some semblance of normality during these unusual times since many students have looked forward to the opportunity to become a Page.

The program will be totally virtual for the students and offered on a Zoom platform. It will involve no actual student visits to the State House complex. It will be a simplified but meaningful version of the traditional Page Program. It will expand and build upon selected portions of our program that can be conducted online (ie., online attendance at daily legislative sessions, online follow-up discussions about the law making processes, online presentations by, and discussions with, legislators and legislative staff, virtual attendance at committee hearings, online discussions of current happenings at the State House complex, and the review and tracking of legislation). Pages will also have virtual access to each other for student-to-student activities and discussions. Students, legislators and staff will be able to log-in and participate from wherever they have access to a computer, tablet/iPad or cell phone as long as they can connect to Zoom.

The application process for the Maryland General Assembly Page Program has closed. Selected pages will be contacted by the Maryland statehouse in December with results. Juniors: Please remember to check back in September 2021 for next school year’s application process.

Contact Us

Mrs. Shella B. Cherry, Director, Student Leadership and Extracurricular Activities

Mrs. Donna Kleffman, Instructional Specialist

 Michelle (Sheli) Schmitz, Administrative Secretary
240-740-4691 | 240-740-4692
Fax: 301-517-8166
850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 269
Rockville, MD 20850

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