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 5/19
  • 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 20th - Friday, May 24th - Mental Health Awareness Spirit Week
      • Thursday - Track Thursday - wear athletic gear and walk to the track
      • Friday - Feel Good Friday - wear your green
    • Monday, May 20th - Friday, May 24th - Final Week for Seniors
      • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - Cap and Gown pick-up in room 124 DURING lunch.  Seniors MUST complete the senior survey, have completed all SSL hours, and be clear of all obligations to pick-up your cap and gown.
      • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - Chromebook  and Chromebook Charger Collection in the Main Lobby from 10am - 1pm.  Students who do not turn in their Chromebook or Charger will be given an Obligation.
    • Thursday, May 23rd -
      • Athletics Signing Day at 11:15 in the Cougar Dome
      • Sports Awards Night at 7pm in the Auditorium
    • Wednesday, May 29th - Senior Sunset from 7:30pm - 9:30pm in the Cougar Dome
    • Thursday, May 30th - MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal starting at 7:30am
      • Senior Breakfast begins at 7:15am
  • 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

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.

Spring MCAP Assessments

Make-up testing is occuring for ELA 10 and Algebra 1 on Tuesday and Wednesday, please reach out to Ms. Ashman - ashley_n_ashman@mcpsmd.org with questions.

Athletic Event Info

Spring Sport Contests are wrapping up as our athletes finish up the playoffs.  The 2024-2025 school year preparations are starting, details about starting dates for activities and how to sign-up are available online here!

  • Athletes participating in Summer Conditioning/Workouts and school year workouts must register via ParentVue.  This registration is good for the entire 2024-2025 school year as long as the athlete has a valid physical.  Registration opens on Monday, May 20th.
  • Athletes participating in Fall Sports may start registering on July 15th at Noon.  The first day of Fall Sports will be Wednesday, August 14th.  Athletes must be at tryouts and all practices after August 14th, please plan your summer schedules accordingly.

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: https://tinyurl.com/QOcounselors.  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.

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: https://youtu.be/3wQIrKk99os. 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: https://youtu.be/3wQIrKk99os.  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.

Yearbooks

Buy your 2024 yearbook now to take advantage of the lowest prices of the year at www.jostens.com!

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 StudentUnion@gaithersburgmd.gov.

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 - Kelly_P_Miller@mcpsmd.org.

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: https://mcpsweb.wufoo.com/forms/english-classes-for-mcps-parents/ 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 kevin@lcmcmd.org 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 MySchoolApps.com (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 www.myschoolbucks.com 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 (montgomeryschoolsmd.org)  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 jessica_hague@mcpsmd.org.

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.