School Support and Improvement

Student Leadership

Student Government Associations
(SGA)

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
(SMOB)

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
(SLA)

The SLA has been reformatted to bring together a cohort of 10th grade students representing each high school across MCPS to participate in a unique, two-year learning experience. The academy serves to help students develop leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills as they share their student voice on school system initiatives.

MoCo
EmpowHER

MoCo EmpowHer provides leadership development opportunities for young women, opportunities for female leaders to explore various career options, and advocacy networks for female leaders.
This club/organization is inclusive of all students regardless of sex or gender identity.  

Maryland General Assembly Page Program

Student pages are selected each year 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.
Update as of 9/20/22: We are still awaiting program updates from the Maryland State House.

MoCo Pride Youth

MoCo Pride Youth 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.

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MCPS PeaceJam

PeaceJam-MCPS

MCPS has partnered with PeaceJam Mid-Atlantic to provide an application-only leadership development and service-oriented program for high school students across the district! This program is designed to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of 14 Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. Learn more about the program here.


Contact Us

Mrs. Shella B. Cherry, Director, Student Leadership and Extracurricular Activities
240-740-4692

Mrs. Donna Kleffman, Instructional Specialist
240-740-4691

Ms. Michelle Dean, Instructional Specialist
240-740-3980

Ms. Michelle (Sheli) Schmitz, Administrative Secretary
240-740-4691 | 240-740-4692

850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 269
Rockville, MD 20850
Fax: 301-517-8166

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