• Signature Explorations Courses exist in every high school. Explorations courses are semester or year-long survey courses that introduce students to the Signature topic.


    Annapolis HS Change Engineering
    Arundel HS Community Development & Global Citizenship
    Broadneck HS Environmental Literacy Environmental Literacy Explorations Course Information
    Chesapeake HS Information Management
    Glen Burnie HS Public Service
    Meade HS Homeland Security
    North County HS International Trade, Transportation, & Tourism (IT3)
    Northeast HS Human Performance
    Old Mill HS International Finance & Economics
    Severna Park HS Business, Innovation, & Leadership
    South River HS Global Commication and Public Affairs
    Southern HS Design: Preservation & Innovation


  • Advisory lessons are created by Signature Facilitators to be implemented school wide.  In most cases, advisory topics relate directly to the Signature topic.

Curricular Overlays

  • What is an Overlay? Overlays are lessons written by content teachers and business partners to integrate Signature Topics into curriculum.

    Examples of Overlays

    • An AP Government class at Broadneck High School is learning about Media Literacy. The teacher incorporates Environmental Literacy into the lesson by having the students read articles of oppposing views on an environmental topic such as fracking.
    • At North County HS, English students reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn would study the importance of the Mississippi River as a conduit for transportation.