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Click to watch channel 96 live stream Click to watch the most recent and past graduation ceremonies online. Click to view the official SMCPS Facebook page Click to view the official SMCPS Twitter feed Click to view the offical SMCPS YouTube channel Click to view the official SMCPS LinkedIn page Click to access the Home Access Center login page Click for freqently asked questions and general website information

Mr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511 ext. 32178

Mrs. Maureen Montgomery, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178

LEONARDTOWN, MD - Students and parents are reminded beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, every student who resides in St. Mary’s County, is five years or older, and under eighteen must attend school during the entire school year. The only exceptions are students enrolled in a nonpublic school or home instruction. The drop out age will become 18. This applies to students who turn age 17 on or after July 1, 2017.

These changes were passed into law by the Maryland General Assembly and Governor through Senate Bill 362 in 2012. The intent is to reduce the number of students dropping out of high school and thereby, increase the number of high school graduates. Many states have already increased their age of compulsory attendance to age 18.

For more information, please contact the Department of Student Services, at 301-475-5511, ext. 32150.