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/.
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.
- Destination Imagination Overview: https://www.marylanddi.org/about-2/program-overview/
- Destination Imagination Website: https://www.destinationimagination.org/
- Maryland Destination Imagination Website: https://www.marylanddi.org/
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