International Night

International night is TONIGHT from 6-8 pm, right here at Quince Orchard High School! Come enjoy performances from JUNTOS and learn about the different countries represented at QO.

Spring 2024 Testing Schedule

The link above includes the full schedule of all MD State Testing (ELA, Algebra, MISA, and Government) as well as all AP Exams from April 22 - May 24th.  Additional information about AP Exam review sessions during testing / wellness times is available in this document.

FULL AP Exam Schedule with Locations

Top News

  • Callout from Ms. Thomas - Sent 5/5
  • MCPS Student Anti Bullying / Hate-Bias Video  - we encourage all students, staff, and families to watch this video. 
    • Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 24th - AP Exams!
    • Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 10th -
      • Teacher Appreciation Week - Please help us celebrate our teachers for all the work they do to support students every day! Simply fill out the Google form, and your messages will be delivered to teachers throughout the week. Thank you for your support!
      • International Night Spirit Week -
        • Friday - Wear Your Country's Flag! and International Night at 6pm
    • Friday, May 10th - FAFSA In-Person Help - during lunch in the College & Career Center (room 103), bring your chromebook or laptop.
    • Monday, May 13th - Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop on Monday, May 13. Sign up here:
    • Thursday, May 16th - Testing Schedule - MCAP Algebra Testing - Day 1
    • Friday, May 17th - Testing Schedule - MCAP Algebra Testing - Day 2
    • Saturday, May 18th - The 15th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival will be held from 10a - 6 pm in Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. Help with the Book Donation Program and earn SSL hours are available. For more information, see our media specialist, Ms. Silvera.
  • Welcome Ms. Djouha, our MoCoCAP Career Advising Coach, you can find more information about Ms. Djouha and the program in this flyer.  She is here to help students plan their futures!
  • CollegeTracks and the College and Career Center are great resources for students and caregivers.
  • Caregivers wishing to volunteer to support the Project Lead The Way program should apply here and contact Mr. Omari Sarjeant

Spring MCAP Assessments

Please see the table below with the Spring MCAP Assessment Dates, students will receive more specific information regarding which tests they need to participate in after we return to school on 4/2/24.

As a reminder, ninth grade (class of 2027) students currently enrolled in high school National, State, and Local Government (NSL) and Biology courses will take the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) assessments which will be factored into their school grades. These assessments align with the content that students have been learning in their coursework throughout this year. The student’s final Semester B grade will be a calculation of the student’s third quarter grade (40%), fourth quarter grade (40%) and the MCAP assessment grade (20%).  Click the link below to read the full letter:

Summer School Information

This year, there are three summer school options available for students, but these programs vary on eligibility, course offerings, cost, approach, etc. More information about the differences in summer school options is detailed in this document.  QOHS is offering local summer school for Credit Recovery only for certain courses needed for graduation.  MCPS is offering Regional Summer School and Central Summer School for any MCPS high school student in need of replacing or taking original credit for graduation required courses . Course availability varies so please check the Regional and Central Summer School Program websites listed at the bottom of the chart below for more information.

Important Next Steps:
Please either send your student to see their assigned counselor, or reach out to your student’s counselor to request your student be enrolled.  Course requests will be approved by each student’s counselor to ensure proper course enrollment in the appropriate summer school program.  View counselor contact information here:  To view the summer school information letter given to students and sent via email, click here for the English version and click here for the Spanish version.

Graduation Meeting Information

The Class of 2024 is graduating on Friday, May 31st and it is time to get information and details about Graduation, tickets, seating, and more in the slides from our presentation in English / slides from our presentation en Español and in the video recording from Tuesday, April 9th.

Information from the Junior Caregiver Meeting on 4/4/24 / Información de la reunión de cuidadores junior del 4/4/24

To review the recording of the Class of 2025 caregiver meeting, which included important topics for rising seniors such as internships, post-secondary options, college search and applications, financial aid, testing requirements, as well as additional opportunities for connecting with the QOHS College & Career Center, click this YouTube link: To access the informational slides in English, click here.

Para revisar la grabación de la reunión de cuidadores de la Clase de 2025, que incluyó temas importantes para los estudiantes de último año, como pasantías, opciones postsecundarias, búsqueda de universidades y solicitudes, ayuda financiera, requisitos de exámenes, así como oportunidades adicionales para conectarse con el Centro Universitario y de Carreras de QOHS, haga clic en este enlace de YouTube:  Para acceder a las diapositivas informativas en español, pulse aquí

Parking Reminders

Parking permits must be displayed in the vehicle on the rear-view mirror with the number facing out. Permits are non-transferable and will be revoked if used by vehicles other than the registered student.  Permit holders are expected to follow all the regulations posted in the weekly callout and the application.  Student vehicles will be issued "violation stickers" along with additional consequences for violating the aforementioned regulations. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Mr. Yarborough or Ms. Eberhart-Bliss in the main office at (240) 740-3600.

Athletic Event Info

Spring Sport Contests are in full swing, please read through all the information below about policies and procedures for our events.  And remember that ALL season tickets and single game tickets MUST be puchased online via GoFan.  There are no cash purchases at the gate for events.

Please be advised that there are new protocols and procedures in place at ALL Athletic events.  Please read through the MCPS Athletics Safety Plan, read the highlighted specific protocols below and watch this important video from the Student-Athlete Leadership Council.

  • Season Tickets can still be purchased, all online through GoFan.
  • All tickets must be purchased online through GoFan, tickets must be on your digital device and redeemed by Athletic Department Staff at the entrance gate.
    • No screenshots, images or already redeemed tickets will be accepted.
    • Everyone age 11+ must purchase a ticket to attend and event.
  • High School students must show Student ID along with their ticket to enter ALL events.
  • All Elementary and Middle School students MUST be accompanied and supervised by an Adult Chaperone during the entire event.
  • NO Re-Entry into the game and NO Entry after Halftime
  • NO Outside Food or Drink


Buy your 2024 yearbook now to take advantage of the lowest prices of the year at!

Pathway to College, Career & Community Readiness

Check out these amazing resources MCPS has provided regarding students being College, Career and Community ready upon graduation. These items were also shared at Back to School Night. Parent/Caregiver videos in English and Spanish.  Pathway Parent/Caregiver Resources  for Elementary School, Middle School,and High School.

Learn more about the Montgomery County Career Advising Program (MoCoCAP) through their websiteThe vision for MoCoCAP is to provide career advising services that will enable students to vividly describe their own strengths, interests, and workplace values; identify how they are expanding their skills and knowledge; describe the various opportunities ahead of them; and describe their goals for their future as they develop life long career management skills. During the 2023-2024 school year MoCoCAP will support Grade 6 and Grade 9 students, and expand the roll out of MoCoCAP to all secondary students by the 2025-2026 school year.  We are waiting for more information from MCPS about when we will be able to start the advising process in our building.

Gaithersburg Student Union

Gaithersburg Student Union (GSU) will be back at QOHS on select days at lunch! Join the GSU Staff for more information on Tuesday & Friday in the Small Gym and Wednesday in Room 102 for information and snacks. The Student Union is a club for high school students that provides enrichment programs for students in grades 9 - 12. Activities include fitness and sports programs, arts and music, field trips, and volunteer opportunities. Follow them on Instagram @COGStudentUnion. Ask Ms. Ashman for the registration information or email Mr. Vera at

PTSA & Booster Club

SSL Opportunities

All MCPS students must earn 75 SSL hours to graduate from high school. Summer break is a great time for middle and high school students to earn SSL hours! To learn more about upcoming in-person and virtual/remote SSL opportunities and the required SSL documentation, please click here, visit the MCPS SSL webpage, the Montgomery County Volunteer Center webpage, or the QO Counseling SSL webpage or contact the new SSL Coordinator, Ms. Miller -

Health Education Requirement Change

The Maryland State Board of Education recently changed its graduation requirement for health education. Students in the Class of 2025 and beyond must now earn one full credit for graduation; previously, they earned one half-credit. Again, this requirement begins with the Class of 2025. The change does not impact students in the Class of 2023 or 2024. Details can be found on the QO Health Education page.

FREE English Language Learner Classes for MCPS Parents

In collaboration with MCPS, the Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC) is offering free English language learner classes for MCPS parents. The classes will be held virtually and in person, and there will be options for all levels of English speakers. They are available to any MCPS parent for whom English is not their first language. Parents can complete this interest form to receive a placement test: This form is available in multiple languages. Parents with questions regarding the availability of classes and sign up process should contact Kevin Ralph from LCMC at or call 240-665-0471.

FARMS - It's More than Just Free Meals

The 2023-24 ONLINE FARMS (Free and Reduced Meals) APPS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!  Apply online at (translations available) TODAY! Families are required to submit this form each year.

  • Click here for an English video tutorial.
  • Vea aquí un vídeo paso a paso en español sobre cómo completar la solicitud de FARMS.

Meal Prices:

  • Breakfast: Regular Price (All Levels): $1.30; Reduced Price (All Levels): No Cost
  • Lunch: Regular Price: $2.55 (Elementary), $2.80 (Middle and High)
  • Students in Maryland who qualify for reduced-price meals will not be charged for meals!

Adding money to your student account - Go to and click on "Sign up today!" to set-up a lunch account for your student.  For more information & school menus visit: Division of Food & Nutrition Services - Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD (  If you need assistance completing the online FARMS application, please contact your student’s counselor.

QO Theatre Information & Updates

Follow this link for more information on all the exciting things QO Theatre has coming up and be sure to follow them on Twitter and Instagram @qohstheatre. Feel free to email Ms. Vogel with any questions

Restorative Justice

You may have heard the term “Restorative Justice” or RJ. RJ is about managing relationships, communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and community building. At Quince Orchard, we will be engaging students, staff, and parents in our efforts to build a stronger community to support our students in achieving excellence. Please use this QOHS Restorative Justice Video and Survey link to access a video detailing QOHS Restorative Justice and complete the survey with your feedback. Thanks for your participation!  

Antiracist System Audit

We know that messages from MCPS often get lost and sometimes misconstrued. The website for the Antiracist Audit has been updated and below are some materials that can help provide some more insight and support for our community members about the audit and during the audit.