Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year!
- All online applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 20th, 2018. No applications will be accepted after that date. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- All applicants will be notified about acceptance status via the contact email address provided by Friday, May 25th, 2018. Please make sure your email address is valid and can accept messages from an SMCPS address.
RFO Night Info
St. Mary’s County Public School System has developed a rigorous and unique program of study emphasizing the core areas of mathematics and science with an infusion of technology and engineering. This STEM program is available to all SMCPS students grades 4-12 through an application process and is housed at three schools: Lexington Park Elementary School, Spring Ridge Middle School, and Great Mills High School.
Within the STEM program, there is an emphasis on critical and creative thinking in all academic coursework as well as an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum. Students are exposed to the most contemporary technologies to develop their scientific inquiry skills, mathematical calculation abilities, and problem-solving techniques. Reading and technical writing skills are developed and refined, and a focus on both verbal and visual communication abilities exists within the program. STEM students complete culminating projects, done both individually and cooperatively, to emphasize and apply learned concepts.
STEM at Lexington Park Elementary
STEM at Spring Ridge Middle School
STEM at Great Mills High School