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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Bell Schedules (Regular Day, Early Release, etc) 


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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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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 

(Updated Profile coming soon!)

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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:

2021-2022 MCPS SSL Awards Information

Student Service Learning Graduation Requirement

Summer is a wonderful time for students to engage in SSL opportunities and earn SSL hours towards meeting the 75-hour state graduation requirement! 

Middle school and high school students should continue earning SSL hours towards their SSL graduation requirement by engaging in SSL opportunities over the summer, including traditional in-person opportunities and select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage ( 

Current fifth-grade students may begin participating in SSL opportunities starting June 18, 2022!

Please review the following important information for the MCPS SSL program:


Nonprofit-Hosted SSL Opportunities

MCPS SSL organizations and opportunities are tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website

Many nonprofit-hosted in-person and virtual/remote SSL opportunities have already been posted for the summer!

All opportunities (including in-person):

Virtual/remote opportunities:

For additional tips on how to search for opportunities, please go to 

MCPS SSL Guidelines for Virtual/Remote Service

Students may continue to earn SSL hours for select virtual/remote service completed from home under the sponsorship of an approved nonprofit organization or MCPS staff member.

To continue offering an array of SSL opportunities to students, MCPS will continue to allow nonprofit organizations and schools to host virtual/remote SSL opportunities for students beyond the 2021-2022 school year and moving forward.  

To view the MCPS SSL guidelines for virtual/remote service, please visit

Students may also continue to earn SSL hours for traditional in-person opportunities under direct supervision of a nonprofit representative or MCPS staff member in a public space.

MCPS Form 560-51:SSL Activity Verification Form

Used to verify and document SSL hours after service is completed

Student and supervisor must complete the form

SSL Activity Verification Forms ( for service completed after June 1, 2022, should be turned into your school’s SSL coordinator when schools resume in the fall.


Please note that after the 2021-2022 school year, SSL forms will no longer be accepted for service completed prior to June 1, 2022.

MCPS Form 560-50:Individual SSL Request Form

Used to obtain pre-approval prior to service with a nonprofit organization not listed on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website

To request pre-approval for service to be completed during the summer, please complete and submit to

Student SSL Records on Student/ParentVUE

Step-by-step directions for viewing a student’s full SSL record

Step-by-step directions may be found at

MCPS SSL Program Overview

Complete overview of SSL requirements, guidelines, process, awards, and forms

MCPS SSL Program Overview may be found at  

MCPS SSL Hub for Students 

Find SSL forms, translated resources, SSL guidelines, and much more!

Check out SSL forms, resources, and guidelines at 


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 Summer 2022 session is May 13, 2022, and the semester runs from June-September 2022. Full details and the application can be found by visiting this link. Application

  • Sanctuary Retreat Center, an ecumenical retreat center, in Beallsville, Maryland seeks students to work in the vegetable garden this spring and summer for SSL credit. For more information and to be considered for this opportunity students should contact the center at 301-349-2799.
Middle and High School students:
     Kick-off Earth Month with the SGAP Leaders' SPRING CLEAN-UP! Bags, gloves and grabbers provided. Meet us at Black Hill Park in Clarksburg, MD. We will provide light refreshments. Grab a friend and come! Earn 4SSL hours!  Scan the QRCode to register!
    Complete the COVID 19 Waiver and submit a picture of your proof of vaccination. Both are required by Parks and Planning.
                        See Flyer For More Information! 

 Heads Up, Phones Down Contest goin on onow!  Check out the Flyer for more information!

If you love TiK Tok , IG and other social media platforms. This is the SSL opportunity you don't want to miss. Volunteer as a "Content Creator' to  get the opportunity to create your own content attract thousands, while supporting a great cause to help Mo County families stay healthy and safe.. Registration is filling up fast.Go to the Montgomery County Volunteer Center's website to secure a spot today!! 
Mo County Volunteer Center
This SSL Opportunity is sanctioned and approved with the graduation cap seal of approval by the Mo County Volunteer Center.


MCPS PeaceJam Program Spring 2022

    • For High School Students Only -- Montgomery County Public Schools has partnered with PeaceJam Mid-Atlantic, a regional affiliate of the international education program that connects youth with Nobel Peace Prize winners. PeaceJam Mid-Atlantic and MCPS will deliver a weekly virtual leadership development program, focused on community engagement and connection, to High School students in MCPS beginning February 1, 2022, and lasting through May of 2022. Virtual sessions will occur via MCPS Zoom one day per week from 4:00-5:30 PM.
    • Please note that this is an application-only program that will accept 80 high school students total for the spring semester. Selected students from the applicant pool will be invited to a virtual group interview session to be held during the third week in January before final selections for the program are made. Selected students will earn SSL hours for their active participation in the program.
    • Applications to participate open January 3, 2022, and close January 12, 2022.
    • Link to Application:
    • Additional details may be found at

 BTheOne Youth Ambassador Program
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
We are looking for high school students to join the Youth Ambassadors
Program. Our goal is to assist students in developing their own peer-led initiatives within Montgomery County. The focus of the program is substance use prevention, suicide prevention, and mental health wellness.
If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact
Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.


Montgomery County Recreation's workforce development program, TeenWorks, is looking for Montgomery County High School students who want to gain experience working with youth in recreational settings after school. These Youth Development programs include: Excel Beyond the Bell Elementary, Excel Beyond the Bell Middle, and RecZone (in 4 high schools). There is also a Special Events & Outreach Team, and an Environmental Conservation Team for various weeknight and weekend opportunities. The program starts students as TeenWorks Volunteers. With initiative and hard work, Volunteers may have the opportunity to interview for a paid position. (Paid positions are not guaranteed though.) Students will receive SSL hours to match each of their volunteer service hours (1:1). 

TeenWorks Event Flyer

Are you interested in being contacted for the next Orientation? If so, please click on the link below and complete the short Form:


If you have any further questions, please contact Chass Seymour, Recreation Specialist/TeenWorks Supervisor @

Veteran Letter Writing:



UPDATES to County SSL Guidlines/ Informaiton

SSL Opportunity:

Here is a  flyer for Montgomery College’s Summer Youth Camps because there are 11 opportunities for students to earn SSL hours by taking courses.  Beginning on page 5 of the brochure, the weekly schedule denotes those courses with a blue “SSL” beside the course names.

MC does also have a limited number of scholarships available.  That information can be found on this page.

Volunteers needed for Montgomery County HOC- Senior Planet Project's iPad Essentials Program.  Information Flyer and Volunteer Agreement

Students Speaking Up  FLYER

Students that are interested in participating in the development of the videos can sign up on the following link:

SSL hours will be provided.

Student volunteer teacher opportunity.  More information HERE! 



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