MVM Montessori High School approved by the Board of Education and is slated to open Fall 2023. This will be the first charter high school in Frederick County and the first Public Montessori High School in Maryland.
To ensure success, we need to show the Board of Education that the program has widespread community support. The final vote is on February 9, 2022 and you can help by submitting a letter of support to the BOE.
Monocacy Montessori Communities, Inc. (MMCI) has been approved for a grant award of up to $900,000 to create the Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter High School Program under the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) federal Expanding Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools program. If approved by the Frederick County Board of Education, the high school program will open in the Fall of 2022 with an initial class of 30 students each in 9th and 10th grades.
The high School team met with FCPS on 11/1 to receive feedback on our charter expansion application. The overall feedback was positive, however, as expected, there were many questions and topics they wanted us to address. The team worked around the clock for the next 11 days to prepare the final document that was submitted on 11/12. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to our volunteers. Never underestimate what a small group of dedicated parents can accomplish!
On October 1 our high school team met with representatives from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to discuss the charter school program grant application submitted on August 27th. Our team answered questions and our answers were well-received by the interviewers.
The wheels continue to turn. Here’s hoping our school has a new high school to celebrate in the coming New Year, during our 20th year of serving families in Frederick with a stellar Montessori education!