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Rising Freshman Nights 2022 - Class of 2026!

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host three Rising Freshman Orientation Nights this March. The purpose of the events is to provide an opportunity for rising ninth graders and their families to preview ninth-grade course selections, learn about available Academies and Pathways, meet counselors and school administrators, and get an overview of high school graduation requirements. The Rising Freshman Orientation Nights will take place:

  • Monday, March 7, 2022, at Chopticon High School from 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Great Mills High School from 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at Leonardtown High School from 6:00-7:30 PM

Check out more information about Rising Freshman Orientation

Welcome Class of 2026! 


As students and their families plan for the beginning of their high school years, there are many things to consider, including the courses and programs in which you can participate. Preparing for these opportunities can help you to be ready. These resources will help you as you think about and get ready to enter high school.

Please direct any questions about Rising Freshmen Orientation to ClassOf2026@smcps.org


Brochures

Rising Freshmen Orientation Nights:

Event Flyer - Rising Freshmen Class of 2026

Mega Brochure for Rising Freshmen Orientation Class of 2026

Academy Programs:

Brochures for each of our programs offer information that includes application information, program elements, and the potential course sequence for students.

For more information about each of the Academies, visit Academies and Pathways.

Videos

These videos are designed to provide rising freshmen with an overview of what to expect in high school. This includes an overview of the high school program of studies and course requirements, as well as specific information for students and what they should expect when starting high school.

Overview of Programs for Students Video:

More Videos

For videos about our Academies and pathways, be sure to visit our Pathways Playlist on our YouTube channel.