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Applications open for Student Page Program

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is accepting applications from high school seniors interested in participating in the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program. Each year, CCPS selects three high school seniors and one alternate to represent the school system in the program.

Student Pages spend two nonconsecutive weeks working with the General Assembly during their legislative session in Annapolis. The session runs annually from January to April. Pages serve one week during the first seven weeks of the session, and the second week during the last six weeks.

The program is an opportunity for students interested in government who want to experience the legislative process. Duties include keeping bill books up to date, distributing materials on the floor to members, assisting visitors and delivering messages to members. Interested students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Reside in Maryland and attend a Maryland public or non-public high school.
  • Be registered as a high school senior and be at least 16 years old.
  • Have or obtain a social security number.
  • Have an interest in government and history.
  • Have an average or above average scholastic record, and a record of good conduct.
  • Be reliable and courteous.
  • Have parental or guardian permission and signature to participate.

Students must apply by completing an official application, and an essay explaining their interest and qualifications for the program. These forms can be obtained from the county coordinator by email at or by phone at 301-934-7389.

The application and essay template are also available at To access the application and essay template, click here. Both completed documents must be submitted by email to on or before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

A panel of CCPS staff will review applications and essays, and hold Zoom interviews for the program Wednesday, Oct. 11. Candidates will receive further information about their interviews after all applications and essays have been received by the deadline.

Students who are selected to participate will be notified in November by the president and speaker of the Maryland General Assembly.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 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 based on 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 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).