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PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN FREDERICK COUNTY, MD

Families with children or planning to have children will be impressed with the Frederick County Public Schools. When you buy a home in Frederick County, you should make the opportunity to visit the schools near the location of the real estate under consideration. These pages are designed to assist home buyers become familiar with the Frederick County Public Schools and help you get the information helpful to the selection of your home in Frederick County.

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL GOALS
Elementary Schools in Frederick County, Grades kindergarten through Grade 5, serving children age 5 through 10. Offered in 15 schools now, all elementary schools will offer kindergarten classes by 2007-8. Instruction is the responsibility of the classroom teacher with help from speciality teachers in art, music, physical education, reading and special education.

Middle Schools are grades 6-8 and serve students age 10 through 14 years. Middle school is designed to transition children from challenging foundation to prepare them for future studies. Middle schools also provide support to help children move from more supportive classroom environments to more independent studies. The curriculum includes the foundation studies of language arts, social studies, science and math. Elective studies include foreign language, band, chorus, theatre and visual art.

High School serves students in grades 9 through 12. There are nine county high schools. Students are required to earn 25 credits to qualify for graduation as of 2004. Frederick County high schools are dedicated to providing students with an environment to grow intellectually, personally and socially. Students are prepared to enter the world of work and prepare for higher education.

frederick county schoolsSPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR FREDERICK COUNTY STUDENTS
THE EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE LABORATORY (ESSL)

A special part of Frederick County Public Schools since 1962, this program and facility extends the elementary science curriculums. Over 1700 students and over 600 teachers participate in the program each year. The Earth and Space Science Laboratory houses the planetarium used to teach astronomy to students in grades 2 and 4. Students are also taught oceanography. Geology is taught to 5th graders. Meteorology is offered to 1st graders utilizing an Automated Weather System.

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