Academic Support

At Seneca Valley

Alternative Education Program

The Alternative Education Program is an individualized program for students who have experienced a lack of academic success.  The program is one period per day and focuses on respect, responsibility, rewards, realism, and results.  It focuses on attitude, skills, and strategies to achieve academic success.  Contact Counseling Services for more information.

At Other Locations and Online

MCPS Saturday School

Parents who want extra help for their children in math, language arts, or reading are encouraged to sign up for Saturday School at one of 14 Learning Academy centers across the county. Though the program is open to all students who want to improve, it works to close the achievement gap that exists for African-American and Hispanic students. Operated by the George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, the program’s focus is on assisting kids with learning and studying strategies, providing mentoring, and enhancing academic performance. Sessions are held 8:30–11 a.m. from October through May. To register, parents need to provide a copy of last year’s report card and pay a $20 enrollment fee.

All lead tutors are certified teachers. Additional tutors are needed, so if you have a few hours to give on a Saturday, please consider volunteering. Call 301-320-6545 to sign up or to volunteer.

For more information, see  

MCPS Summer School

MCPS Homework Hotline 

MCPS HSA Prep Online  

Resources to Improve Study Skills 

College Test Prep

Discovery Education