STUDY AND HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMMING OPTIONS
Seneca Valley High School is opening a larger
school in the 2020-2021 school year to alleviate overcrowding at Clarksburg and
Northwest high schools.
More students means more options.
A new facility means a multitude of high-demand pathways that
give students an early edge in preparing for life after high school, while also
maintaining the identity of the Seneca Valley experience through the arts,
extra-curricular programs, athletics, and its diverse, inclusive culture. The
new state of the art high school will ensure that all 2,600+ students have
access to courses and programs that provide the academic knowledge to be
prepared for college, but also the skills and experiences to gain a competitive
edge in today’s economy.
All of the programs currently at Seneca Valley--including the
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Advanced Placement classes,
Project Lead the Way, Montgomery College Institute, NJROTC, Automotive
Technologies, Healthcare Professions, IT Networking, and all other current
programs--will remain. Additionally, several new high-demand programs have been
planned as part of the new facility. New programs include the addition of the
IB Middle Years Program (subject to authorization), Cybersecurity, Construction
and Architecture, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Law Enforcement, and
More Students, More Choice
- More sections and course
offerings as a result of increased enrollment and staffing, some programs
like IB projected to double in size
- Extensive rigorous academic
programming, including Advanced Placement courses and three International
- Career readiness programs in
high-demand fields, including information technology and cybersecurity,
healthcare, engineering, construction management, and hospitality and
tourism management. These programs provide students with opportunities to
earn industry-recognized certifications and college credit and may be
completed in conjunction with IB programs.
- Expansion of Seneca Valley
popular elective programs, including those in theater, music and arts.
- New application programs will
allow students from a wider region outside of Seneca Valley’s boundaries
to apply to one of five select programs: Construction and Architecture,
Healthcare Professions, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information
Technology and Cybersecurity, and Project Lead the Way Engineering.
Students from the following clusters will be eligible to apply:
Clarksburg, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Magruder, Northwest, Poolesville,
Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill.
- More students will attend Seneca
Valley following the results of a Clarksburg, Northwest and Seneca Valley
high school cluster boundary study.
The Board of Education will make a decision about boundaries in
late November 2019. Due to the overlapping timeline, all students interested in
Seneca Valley’s application-based programs should apply by Nov. 1, regardless
of whether they are in or out of the school’s current boundaries.
Learn more about the boundary study.
NEW Application Career Readiness Programs
IB and Montgomery College
Local/Part-time Career Readiness Programs
Information about how to apply to high school school programs is
Oct. 4: High school program applications available
Nov. 1: Deadline for Seneca Valley’s application-based programs
Nov. 26: Board of Education will make boundary decision
January 31: Invitations to application-based programs will be
February 21: Deadline to accept invitation to application-based