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Application for CASE, Dance programs reopen until June 6

Students and their parents interested in learning more about the CASE and dance programs at Maurice J. McDonough High School will want to mark their calendars for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 2 when they can visit the two programs at the school.

The application process has been reopened for the CASE: Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education and the dance programs. Both programs are housed at McDonough and are open to all eighth graders in Charles County. Beginning their freshman year, students enrolled in the CASE or dance programs will be provided bus transportation to and from McDonough and attend classes at the school through their senior year.

CASE is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program introducing students to agriculture, plants, natural resources and environmental science. It provides a foundation for students interested in careers involving the quality and safety of food, cultivating and preserving natural resources and issues impacting the environment.

To qualify for the program, the student and their parent must reside in Charles County with the student being in eighth grade during the 2021-22 school year. The child can be a Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) student, in private school or is homeschooled. The application is open through 11:59 p.m. June 6. To access the application, click here.

The dance program at McDonough is open to Charles County students who are in the eighth grade. They can be a CCPS student, attend private school or are a homeschooled student. Students do not have to have experience with formal dance instruction, but they must submit a 30-second video that best showcases their talents. The video can contain original choreography.

To learn more about the program which provides a well-rounded, comprehensive dance education, an informational meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. June 2 at McDonough. The audition date is June 11 with tryouts scheduled to start at 9 a.m. To apply for the dance program, click here.

To view a flier detailing the programs, click here.

About CCPS
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.


CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).