SMCPS Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week!
Thank you to all the Teachers and Staff!
On April 13, 2016, the Board of Education revised the
2015-2016 school system operating calendars. Students will be attending
school on April 29, 2016 as a two-hour early dismissal day, instead of
a full professional day for staff. There will be no school for Head Start
and Prekindergarten on April 29, 2016.
The last day for students will be moved to
Friday, June 10, 2016.
From Space Camp to Learning how to Cook! Find out what great Summer
activities are available this summer for your child!
Click here for more details!
Welcome to St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS) where over 94% of our students graduate ready to take on the challenges of college or careers. With almost 18,000 students, our school system is large enough to offer a wide variety of academic programs and services, yet small enough to maintain an atmosphere of friendliness, helpfulness, and personalized service. Our work is driven by three planning documents. Links to each are below:
We understand that education must engage students and align to their interests and aspirations. To do this, we provide a tailored educational experience to our learners, offering choice of courses and academic pathways. We are particularly proud of our signature academic pathways: the STEM Academy, The Academy of Global International Studies, The National Academy of Finance and our newest addition, the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. Couple this with our James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center and the possibilities for our students reflects the needs of the 21st Century.