SMCPS Academy Programs

St. Mary's County Public Schools offers four distinct Academy Programs to better serve a variety of students. 

Information about SMCPS Academies can be found at https://www.smcps.org/academies.

CTY Talent Search

The Center for Talented Youth identifies young people of great academic promise and offers summer programs, online programs/courses, and other services/resources.  Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth information can be found at https://cty.jhu.edu/

Destination Imagination

St. Mary's County Public Schools proudly sponsors the Destination Imagination (DI) program for all interested schools and teams. The Destination Imagination challenge program is a fun way to supplement school curriculum and teach kids 21st-century skills. It provides opportunities for kids to work collaboratively, solve problems, and foster their creativity. Click the links below for more information.

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MD SUMMER CENTERS FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED

The Maryland State Department of Education provides summer educational opportunities for gifted and talented students across the state. Programs are available in a variety of areas to include Creative Writing, Global Languages, and Performing Arts. MSDE Gifted and Talented Centers information can be found at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/programs/Pages/Gifted-Talented/SummerCenters/index.aspx.

*Please be advised that the applications for these programs open on or around February 1. The spaces fill quickly. Please check the website periodically if you are interested.

School-Based Enrichment Opportunities

Additional opportunities are available to students. Contact specific school sites for more information. Enrichment opportunities may include the following:

  • Lego Robotics or VexIQ
  • Chess Clubs
  • Drama Productions
  • Elementary Mathematics Challenge Competition
  • FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools)
  • Hour of Code
  • Science Fair
  • STEM Academy
  • Yearbook Committee