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Rising Freshmen Orientation

Rising Freshman Nights 2024 - Class of 2028!

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host three Rising Freshman Orientation Nights this March. The events 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 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as scheduled:

Families are welcome to attend any night. All information will be repeated each night. For more information, contact the Office of Strategic Planning and Communications at 301-475-5511, extension 32133, or email

Welcome Class of 2028! 

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

A banner for the Class of 2028 showing a bright mountain scene and thumbnails of the three high schools.

Additional Resources

Below you can find links, videos, and resources regarding Rising Freshmen Orientation Nights.

More resources will be posted soon. Check back often!

Contact Information

Lisa Bachner
Chief Academic Officer
23160 Moakley Street, 
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-475-5511 ext. 32249