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Supervisor
JESSICA J. REINHARD
SUPERVISOR OF ADVANCED PROGRAMS
Phone: 301-766-2992

Address
10435 Downsville Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Staff

BETH MOORE
COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS SPECIALIST
Phone: 301-766-8721

KAREN KRETZER
SECRETARY
Phone: 301-766-8797

About Our Department

For information about specific program options for advanced level learners available in an individual school, please contact the school principal. For more information about county-wide Advanced Programs such as Merit, Magnet, Signature Programs, and Advanced Placement offerings, call Jessica J. Reinhard at the number above. More information about Advanced Programs can be found at the College & Career Readiness website.

Elementary

Magnet - These application-based programs for highly gifted learners are located at the following elementary schools:

  • Boonsboro Elementary
  • Emma K. Doub Elementary
  • Fountaindale Elementary
  • Williamsport Elementary

School-based Gifted and Talented Education (GATE - formerly "enrichment") - GATE services are available in every elementary school.

Signature Language Programs - Spanish programs are located at several elementary schools. Contact Paula Moore at 301-766-2977 for more information.

Middle

Merit - This program dor advanced learners is available at each middle school site.

Magnet - These application-based programs for highly gifted learners are located at the following middle schools:

  • Boonsboro Middle
  • E. Russell Hicks Middle
  • Springfield Middle

Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) - This program is designed for first-generation college goers who are in the “academic middle” and require support as they ease into advanced-level coursework based upon their cognitive strengths. AVID students have the desire and determination to attend a four-year college/university. The nationally-recognized AVID College Readiness System is located at the following middle schools:
    • E. Russell Hicks Middle
    • Northern Middle
    • Springfield Middle
    • Western Heights Middl

For more information about WCPS Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars, please contact Beth Moore, College Readiness Specialist and AVID District Co-Director at 301-766-8721.

High

Academies

Advanced Placement (AP) - These programs are available at each high school, but courses offered vary by school.

Honors - This program dor advanced learners is available at every high school.

Magnet - These application-based programs for highly gifted learners are located at the following middle schools:

Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) - This program is designed for first-generation college-goers who are in the "academic middle" and require support as they ease into advanced-level coursework based upon their cognitive strengths. AVID students have the desire and determination to attend a four-year college/university. The nationally-recognized AVID College Readiness System is located at the following high schools:
    • Hancock High
    • North Hagerstown High
    • South Hagerstown High
    • Williamsport High
  • Upward Bound - This grant-funded program is in partnership with Hagerstown Community College. UB students maybe first-generation college-goers who welcome the opportunity to engage in after-school tutoring at their home school and required Saturday and summer school sessions on the HCC campus. UB is located at the following high schools:
    • Hancock High
    • North Hagerstown High
    • South Hagerstown High
    • Williamsport High

For more information about WCPS Signature Programs for Emergent Scholars, please contact Beth Moore, College Readiness Specialist and AVID District Co-Director at 301-766-8721.

Specialized High Schools - Students must apply to attend the following high schools:

Other

Office of Advanced Programs
10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Supervisor:
Jessica J. Reinhard: 301-766-2992