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August 24, 2018, UPDATE:

Crofton Area High School will open its doors for students in grades 9 and 10 only in September 2020. The school will add Grade 11 in the 2021-2022 school year, and Grade 12 in the 2022-2023 school year.


Rendering of Crofton Area High School The $135 million facility, now 25 percent complete, will have a state-rated capacity of 1,696 students and cover 275,768 square feet of space. It is being constructed just off Route 424 adjacent to Crofton Middle School.


Superintendent George Arlotto has submitted his recommendation for attendance boundaries for the new school. To see the complete recommendation and more information on the process as mit moves forward, click here.

A principal for the new school will be in place by July 2019. That person will form a committee or committees to select a school name, which must be approved by the Board, and a mascot and colors, which must be approved by the Superintendent. A separate committee formed by the Division of Advanced Studies and Programs will determine the school’s signature program.


Crofton Area High School will not be a magnet school. It will offer a full array of AACPS courses, including the Project Lead the Way engineering program.


Whether athletic teams will compete on the junior varsity or varsity levels when the school opens will be determined on a sport-by-sport basis. No decisions have yet been made.