WCPS Advanced Programs attract highly-able, highly-motivated, and identified gifted students. Some programs are more competitive than others and placement in those programs is not guaranteed. Some programs are based at a student's "home" school and others require a student to enroll in a new school.
Washington County Public Schools offers a spectrum of special focus programs for advanced-level learners, aligning with Maryland's Continuum of Services in Gifted and Talented Education. These programs are an integral component of WCPS initiatives to provide challenging academic experiences for an increasingly diverse student population across the county. For a details about the variety of programs at elementary, middle, and high school programs, click on each level under the Advanced Programs and Magnet tabs.
Advanced Programs include the following: