PEAC Scholars

Welcome to the Magruder High School PEAC Scholars Page!

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Pursuing Excellence in the Academic Curricula (PEAC)

PEAC Coordinator: Mrs. Virginia Snyder


PEAC Summer Assignments:
Please complete the PEAC Required Summer Assignments 2021 prior to the first day of school.
PEAC Senior Showcase:
Congratulations to the 48 seniors that have completed the 4-year PEAC Scholars program at Magruder!  PEAC students are required to complete a research-based capstone project during their senior year.  This year, students created recorded presentations based on their research papers to share their hard work and findings. Use the link below to view their presentations.

Application Resources for Class of 2024:


Resources for 8th Grade Families:



What is the PEAC Scholars program?

PEAC Scholars is an inter-disciplinary, four-year college-preparatory cohort. Its focus is on independent learning and the development of sophisticated written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on critical thinking.

Who is a PEAC Scholar? 

  • PEAC Scholars...
  •  have clearly demonstrated  potential to develop high-level communication skills.  
  • are committed to essential learning and academic excellence.
  • are capable and willing to face and persevere through academic challenges 
  • are willing to take responsibility for independent learning and thinking and have the ability to act as self-advocates. 
  • possess a natural curiosity. 
  • value organization and time management. 
  • are able to maintain both the academic and behavioral requirements of the program.  
  • are able to maintain a 3.5 unweighted GPA through their senior year.  

*Students currently enrolled in private schools who plan on enrolling at Magruder High School for their 9th or 10th grade year need to contact the Coordinator of Academy Programs, Mrs. Virginia Snyder.


Additional Information and Resources

PEAC Scholars Brochure

PEAC Alumni Panel recording link

Alumni Panel Follow-up Questions

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