General Information

Mission Statement

Poolesville High School, the only whole school magnet in Montgomery County, uniting close-knit, rural community values and diverse global perspectives, challenges its students to become confident, versatile, problem-solving citizens through rigorous cross-curricular pathways and meaningful, motivating learning experiences.

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Administration and General Staff

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Food Allergy Awareness

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 AP Test Information

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Asbestos Notification

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For attendance assistance please contact Ms. Rhona Bortnick, Attendance Secretary at or Mr. Nathaniel Gordon at or by phone at 240-740-2400.

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 2020-2021 In Person/ Virtual Bell Schedules

Bell Schedules (Regular Day, Early Release, etc) 

Falcon Independent Time (FIT) Calendar Schedule, Click PHS FIT Calendar Schedule (subject to change)
Falcon Independent Time (FIT) FAQ Updated 2/21/2020

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Bus Routes

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Cafeteria Menu

      In-Person Grab & Go Menu- English, Spanish

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Course Fees

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From all points east:
Take Route 28 W to Whites Ferry Rd/Route 107 (Rt 107 is a left "Y" exit off of Rt 28). Continue on Route 107 for approximately 4 miles. Route 107 will become Fisher Ave, the "Main Street" of Poolesville. Continue straight at the stop sign at the intersection of Route 109, and take a left at the next intersection at West Willard Road.  Poolesville High School is on your left.

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Exams and Testing

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Gang and Gang Related Activity

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 Pesticide Notification 

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 PHS Online Store

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Promoting a Positive Culture

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is dedicated to promoting a positive culture in our schools, on our athletic teams and in our community. The following are some resources compiled for the numerous stakeholders committed to providing our students with a safe, positive environment to learn, grow and progress in.

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 Religious Diversity Guidelines

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Safety and Security Information 


  • Safe Routes to School - Click  HERE for more information!


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Saturday School

The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy

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School Profile

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School Support Groups

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 Staff Directory

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Student Expectations

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Student Service Learning (SSL)

Upcoming SSL opportunities:

MCPS Anti-Vaping Symposium – Saturday, February 27, 2021 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) – MCPS is hosting a free virtual event on Saturday, February 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., to give students and their families the opportunity to hear from experts on the health risks of vaping and preventative measures. The event will feature student speakers, national and local experts, student-created anti-vaping public service announcements, and a community Q&A session. Middle school and high school students may earn SSL hours for attending and participating in follow-up advocacy action.

  • The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a countywide Climate Change Plan Art Contest for artists of all ages that can include any form of creative expression that you would like to submit! The contest will close on February 28, 2021. Contest rules and directions may be found here.

  • The Morning After Center for Hope and Healing is hosting multiple opportunities during Black History Month for middle and high school students. Parent/guardian permission is required for these opportunities. Interested students may view this organization’s opportunity postings here.

  • The C&O Canal Association sponsors an annual effort to clean up the Potomac River and its huge watershed area--many cleanup sites in our region are in your backyard. This year’s cleanup will take place on April 10, 2021. Interested students may find additional information on this flyer and the opportunity posting here.

  • The Washington Center for International Education is offering two upcoming online programs that have been designed for high school students. “Youth Facing the Global Freshwater Crisis” will take place in February, and “Youth Facing Racism” will take place in March. Interested students should click on the appropriate link for more information on how to register. 

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is looking for high school students interested in participating in the 2021 Vision Zero Youth Am
MCPS is partnering with PeaceJam Mid-Atlantic (a regional affiliate of the international educational program that connects youth with Nobel Peace Prize winners) to host a weekly virtual leadership development program for interested high school students. Virtual sessions will occur every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 PM beginning February 3, 2021, and lasting through May 12, 2021. Participating students will earn SSL hours. Applications will open January 4, 2021, and close January 15, 2021. The application link is To learn more, students may visit the opportunity posting on the Volunteer Center website:


  • The Choose Respect Video Contest is now open! This year, students may earn 10 SSL hours for quality video submissions. Interested students may view the flyer here and additional information at this website. MCPS staff may also consider sharing these graphics on FacebookInstagram, and/or Twitter.
  • "Where's My Bench," an initiative of Empowering the Ages, is aimed at creating a map with the location of chairs and benches throughout the community. The link below gives details of how to earn SSL hours with this activity.
  • Empowering the Ages is looking for youth volunteers willing to explore their neighborhoods and send information on the location of benches. Interested students must register here by December 1, 2020.
  • Small Things Matter is looking for volunteers to help make sandwiches, frozen casseroles, and/or baked goods for families in need to help address food insecurity in our community. For more information, please click on the appropriate link.
  • The Washington Center for International Education is offering an online program titled, “Youth Facing the Global Migration and Refugee Crisis.” This dynamic program has been designed for high school students (preferably with an international background, but all students are welcome). Interested students should register here by November 18, 2020.
  • The Choose Respect Montgomery Initiative is currently accepting applications for the Choose Respect Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Selected high school students will earn SSL hours for planning learning and advocacy events. Interested students must apply here by November 20, 2020.
    The League of Women Voters is looking for high school volunteers to observe live-streamed meetings of the Montgomery County Council, Board of Education, and Board of Elections. Interested students must register here by November 30, 2020.

    SMOB 101 Townhall – November 19, 2020 (6:00 - 7:15 PM) – The Montgomery County Regional SGA Special Elections Committee will host a SMOB 101 Townhall for students to learn about the Student Member of the Board position from previous SMOBs and SMOB finalists. Students will be able to participate by sharing questions live. Students may earn SSL hours for attending and participating in follow-up advocacy action. 

    o   Students must register for this event to receive the direct Zoom webinar link:

    o   Only students who register and participate in the live event will have the opportunity to complete the follow-up advocacy action to earn SSL hours

    SSL Coordinator - Barbara Martin
  • SSL Brochure, includes deadlines and details on earning hours.
  • Do You Need SSL Hours? Flowchart
  • MCPS SSL Website
  • SSL Form

SSL Opportunity:

Student volunteer teacher opportunity.  More information HERE! 

Volunteers Needed!

We are excited for our upcoming Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat event with a portion of proceeds being donated to NICS (

This Halloween event is a socially distanced extravaganza for all ages with thousands of tickets sold so far. As a volunteer, you will be making memories for so many adults and children in attendance…..Not to mention the fun you will have and the memories you and your fellow volunteers will make.

Volunteers will be distributing candy dressed in Halloween costumes while using our socially distanced distribution system.

We ask that all volunteers come with snacks/food/drink and proper face protection masks along with a Halloween costume. DC Party Box will provide gloves as needed.

Volunteers will need to visit the event site on Thursday October 29th @ 5pm for an introductory meeting. If you can not make it, we can have a call or set up a Zoom.

On Friday October 30th volunteers will be on site from 4pm-11pm and October 31st from 3pm – 11pm. We will ensure you receive your SSL hours and we thank you in advance for being part of this event.

6011 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
Rear Parking Lot

The nonprofit benefitting from this event is National Initiative for Cockayne Syndrome. DC Party Box is a for-profit partner. Please make sure the opportunity description leads with NICS as the MCPS SSL nonprofit organization in partnership with DC Party Box.
You may add this disclaimer that we have been typically adding to any in-person opportunities posted on the Volunteer Center website:
Student participation in this service project is at the discretion of the student’s parent/guardian and must be completed outside of school hours. The nonprofit organization is responsible for maintaining student safety. Parents/guardians should contact the nonprofit directly with any questions and/or concerns.

Please fill out this google form if interested:

New SSL Program: Youth Facing Racism

The Washington Center for International Education is offering a new SSL program, Youth Facing Racism. This is a four-week program for high school students engaging American experiences of race, ethnicity, and identity.

This dynamic SSL program includes eight online small group discussions as well as a service project completed at Corhaven Graveyard, a historical burial ground for African-Americans who were enslaved in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

This program has been designed especially for high school students with an international background (ESOL or otherwise), but non-ESOL students and students without an international background are VERY welcome to join as well.

Online discussion groups start weeks of October 5 and October 12. For information and to register, see the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website here or the WCIE website here. Email with questions to

For more information about WCIE, see

The Apprenticeship Program at KID Museum is modeled on successful mentor and explainer programs in world-renowned science centers across the country that cultivate youth as facilitators for a comprehensive educational experience. KID Museum Apprentices: 
  • Work closely with Museum Educators to facilitate hands-on programming for children ages 4 – 14.
  • Train to teach STEM and art-related activities, and learn how to interact with museum visitors. 
  • Have the opportunity to enroll in professional development sessions at the museum, in various disciplines (such as woodworking or 3D printing).

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2020 session is September 18, and the semester runs from October 1, 2020-January 30th, 2021. Full details and the application can be found by visiting this link. Application

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Tutoring Help at PHS

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Technology Agreement 

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PHS Website User's Guide

Web Team Contact: Susan Krouner

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Where To Get Help

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