Anne Arundel Community College

  • Anne Arundel Community College logo for Kids in College- Explore your world Anne Arundel Community College offers a wide range of opportunities for students to explore various topics and areas of study.

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    EXPLORE (Grades 1-5)

    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 community college campus and at various sites around the county. Tuition and supplies/lab fees are indicated in the fall, winter/spring, and summer course offerings booklets which are distributed through the teachers specializing in identifying students' abilities and special talents in each elementary school.

    Sample course titles include:

    • Math Mania
    • CSI Jr.
    • Creative Dramatics 

    Students who receive financial assistance for lunch (FARMS eligible) may request partial scholarships by contacting the Advanced Co-Curricular Programs Office at 410-222-5430. A limited number of scholarships are available each semester.

    For further information contact Maggie Harris at 410-777-2325 or visit

    Please be sure to note the application deadlines listed on the application.  Due to program restrictions, late applications may NOT be accepted.

    Middle School Scholars (Grades 6-8)

    Co-sponsored by the Advanced Co-Curricular Program 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-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.

    In addition, specialized classes, such as the Chesapeake Mathematics Circle are held for several Saturdays at AACC with professors from the community college.

    For further information contact Maggie Harris at 410-777-2325 or visit





  • Eileen Catterton
    Advanced Co-Curricular Teacher Specialist

    Linda Rau
    Administrative Assistant for Advanced Studies and Programs