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Enrichment opportunities:

The annual Maryland Career Consortium Career Fair will be held on Friday, June 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Roughly 130 employers will be recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities.  UMUC students and alumni are among those invited to meet employers from a variety of industries who are eager to fill positions.  Bring your resume, dress professionally, and be ready to talk about your skills and qualifications.

Additional details can be found here.  Free campus parking will be available for all candidates on the UMBC Event Center Lot. UMBC’s GPS address is: 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250.

This event is open to ALL college students and alumni interested in seeking employment in the state of Maryland.

For information on how to prepare for job fairs, see our blog entry here.


NO COST TO Students/Parents - 4 Week Summer Program

ESTEEM/SER-Quest is a research focused summer program for students who are currently in the 10th and 11th grades and who are looking for an engineering research internship for the summer 2018 year. ESTEEM/SER-Quest is outlined below.  Please share with students who who have an interest in engineering and who are looking for a research internship project.  Here is the link to the program application:   Any student who is currently in the 10th or 11th grade may apply for the program. The target populations are underrepresented students in engineering (African American, Latino/Hispanic/Puerto Rican, Native American or American Indian ), low-income students, and military dependents.

Students who have a strong interest in majoring in engineering in college

  • 4-week summer program (residential) - All costs covered except transportation to and from the program
  • Research internship during the summer with a engineering faculty or graduate student
  • Students will learn about the engineering research process through a hands-on inquiry-based project
  •  Meet with admissions and financial aid representatives to learn about these processes at UMCP
  •  Field trip to a local research and/or engineering organization/company
  • Tour engineering department labs at UMCP
  • Work in a team with 2-3 other students

Howard University School of Business Summer Enrichment Programs

FREE summer opportunity with your students. I will be accepting applications until May 18, 2018. FREE Housing and Board included.

Three different programs are all FREE.

Computer Information Systems career Awareness Program (CISCAP)
July 16-21, Residential
CISCAP is an intensive one-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors who have an interest in computers, business, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline.


USDA Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Data Science Program at George Washington University are teaming up to design and deliver a tuition-free “summer camp” in 2018 for high-school students (ages 15-17) in the Washington Metro Area that focuses on using Open Data related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math (STEAM).

Matthew H. Ornstein Washington Summer Debate Institute

How to apply:

Summer Legal Institute for High School Students

The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer (EI) Program is looking for motivated high school students interested in learning more about a career in engineering.  EI is the summer version of a freshman course offered to undecided engineering majors at JHU.  We have condensed the semester-long course into four weeks.  During the program, students complete lab activities in computer, chemical, electrical, computer, civil, mechanical engineering, materials science and robotics.  They also prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal, learn about engineering economics, write a research paper, build a spaghetti bridge, and have the opportunity to earn college credit.

This course is rigorous, and students must have As and Bs in their high school math and science classes. They also must have taken the following subjects to be eligible to apply:
·       Algebra II
·       Lab Science (physics, chemistry, or biology)
·                Trigonometry, or have learned to use the trig functions
up through the application of the laws of sines and
cosines to resolve non-right angle triangles in another
math course
·       Most students are rising Juniors and Seniors in high school
Application and Deadline Information:
  • Online Application Available:  OPEN NOW!
  • Next Deadline:  April 1, 2018; students with complete applications on this date will have a decision by April 15th.
  • Deadline:  April 15, 2018
  • International Student Deadline:  April 15, 2018
  • Deadline:  May 1, 2018
  • Deadline:  May 15, 2018
  • FINAL DEADLINE:  June 1, 2018

Grade Appeal Process

Here is a link to Assistant Principal Kautzer's  Grade Appeal Process presentation


Bowie High School is a large school in a very large school district. Bowie serves over 2,300 students with varying academic and social needs. In any complex environment, it can be challenging to get what you need, when you need it.

Here are a couple of tips for navigating the system:

#1 Follow the Guide to Addressing Questions and Concerns from the Office of the Ombudsman: A guide for addressing a host of concerns, from grading policies, social concerns, transportation, and disciplinary matters can be accessed here:

Never heard of the Ombudsman? Here's a brief video explaining this free service and the role of the Ombudsman

#2 Try the brand new "Let's Talk" portal. The PGCPS Parent and Community Advisory Council recently discussed the availability of this new platform that can be used to submit concerns, or compliments!

Here are a few strategies for advocating effectively from Lori Morrow, member of the PGCPS Parent & Community Advisory Council

#1 Identify solutions.

#2 Do your research. Decisions are made at the classroom level, state level, and every level in between. Who has the ability to impact the issue?

#3 Work as a team. Network with parents and staff at your school, as well as other schools and community groups.

Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program

All high school seniors who are residents of the state of Maryland, age 16 or over, are eligible to apply. Student pages work for two non-consecutive weeks at either the House of Delegates or the Senate in Annapolis. 

All interested students should complete the attached electronic application form and e-mail it to Mr. Richard Moody, Supervisor, Office of Student Engagement and School Support at [email protected].

Students Programs and SCHOLARSHIPS with NSA

Attention: Juniors and Seniors

The National Security Agency (NSA) offer many summer programs and scholarships.  Most have October 31st deadlines.

PLEASE apply.   The Stokes pay up to $30K annual towards college tuition AND offers you summer employment and a job after graduation!