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Adjunct Programs

Adjunct programs augment the instructional program outside the regular school day.  They provide an enriching complement to a student’s regular education experience.  Anne Arundel County Public Schools is fortunate to have strong partnerships with organizations in the community that comprise unparalleled resources, including the U.S. Naval Academy, the National Security Agency, Anne Arundel Community College, and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

EXPLORE Program (K-5)

In partnership with Anne Arundel Community College, Anne Arundel County Public Schools offers after-school and weekend enrichment courses for advanced learners in grades kindergarten through five. EXPLORE courses extend regular classroom instruction, stimulate higher level thinking and creativity, and encourage discovery of hidden talents and abilities. Courses cover a wide range of topics and are located both at the Explore your world!community college campus and at various sites around the county. Sample course titles include Math Mania, Weird Weather, Creative Dramatics, Kidz’ Logic, Lift Off into Space, Cartooning, and Dinosaurs Rock. Tuition and supplies/lab fees are indicated in the fall, winter/spring, and summer course offerings booklets which are distributed through the Talent Development teacher in each elementary school.

The Summer 2010 EXPLORE Booklet is available here

For further information contact Maggie Harris, 410-777-2325 or Link to www.aacc.edu/kic.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Tuition Waiver Program (K-12)

Maryland Hall for the Creative ArtsMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis offers after-school and Saturday courses in the creative and performing arts.  Twenty percent of the enrollment in each class is provided tuition-free to randomly selected applicants from Anne Arundel County Public Schools.  Sculpting, painting, jewelry design, classical ballet and acting are just some of the classes offered for ages five to seventeen.  Tuition Waiver applications and course offering booklets are distributed in schools for fall, winter/spring, and summer sessions or may be obtained online at this location.

A course catalog with application form is available at the guidance office at each school.

Download the Application for the Summer 2010 Tuition Waiver Program

For further information, contact Betty Elder at 410-222-5430 or eelder@aacps.org

Students who are not selected for the tuition waiver may contact Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts directly and pay for the courses. Their number is (410) 263-5544 or you may visit http://www.marylandhall.org/ for more information.

United States Naval Academy (USNA) Advanced Studies Program (Grades 6-12)

The Advanced Study Program is sponsored and funded by the Board of Education's Advanced Co-Curricular Advanced Programs Office.United States Naval Academy Only public school students may attend during the fall and spring semesters of the school year.  During the summer session, the program is also open to non-public school students for a fee.  The program consists of advanced studies in mathematics, computer applications, humanities, and the sciences for grades six through twelve.

In addition to the regular classes, The Advanced Studies Program at the USNA also offers several Saturday morning “hands-on” physics lab demonstrations during the school year. Parents and teachers are welcome to attend with the middle and high school students.

Download the current Middle School Physics Lab Flyer and Application

Download the current High School Physics Lab Flyer and Application

A course catalog and application form is available through the guidance office at each school or download it below. For further information contact Betty Elder, 410-222-5430, eelder@aacps.org.

The Spring 2010 Advanced Study Program Booklet will be updated soon

Middle School Scholars (Grades 6-8)

Co-sponsored by the Advanced Co-Curricular Programs Office of Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Anne Arundel Community College, these one-day courses meet when schools are closed for students and immerse advanced, highly-motivated sixth through eighth graders in a professional field such as archaeology, environmental science, journalism or space exploration. Courses are co-taught by an educator and a specialist and are located at an historic, cultural, natural, or professional site. Students have the opportunity to talk or work with experts and perform hands-on tasks in a particular field. Space in each class is limited to 15 students. Summer opportunities are also available.

For further information contact Maggie Harris, 410-777-2325 or Link to www.aacc.edu/kic

Maryland Summer Centers (Grades 3-12)

The Maryland Summer Centers program, in partnership with public and nonpublic agencies,Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students provides Maryland’s diverse gifted and talented student population with advanced, rigorous, experiential learning opportunities that nurture these students’ talents and abilities within unique learning environments.  One to three weeks in duration, these residential and non-residential summer courses cover a wide range of topics from maritime studies to law and government, Chinese studies to robot design.  Programs are designed for students entering grades three through twelve. 

Through a grant written by the Advanced Co-Curricular Programs and World and Classical Languages & ESOL Offices, Anne Arundel County is the Center for Chinese Studies for the State of Maryland for MSDE.  During the summer of 2009, this program will be expanded to include Spanish, German, French and Russian.  It will become the Center for International Studies. For more information, contact the World and Classical Languages & ESOL Office at 410-222-5424, or Jennifer Hernandez at jhernandez1@aapcs.org.

For further information about the MSDE Summer Centers call Stephanie Zenker, 410-767-0821 or log on to www.marylandpublicschools.org/summercenters

Adjunct Programs Schedule

Program

Session

Booklets in School

Applications Due

Explore

Fall

August

1 week before class starts

Winter/Spring

January

1 week before class starts

Summer

February

Late May

Maryland Hall

Fall

Late May

Mid summer

Winter/Spring

November

Early December

Summer

March

April

USNA Advanced Studies Program

Fall

September

October

Spring

February

March

Summer

May

June

Maryland Summer Centers

Summer

February

March & April

Middle School Scholars

Fall

August

1 week before class starts

Winter/Spring

January

1 week before class starts

Summer

February

Late May


Don’t limit your child to your own learning for he was born in another time. --Rabbinical saying