The Academies at Montgomery Blair



51 University Boulevard East

Silver Spring, MD 20901-2451

Welcome to the Academies at

Montgomery Blair High School!

(301) 649-2880            @mbhsacademies

Spring Capstone Showcase Set for Thursday April 27th!

Save the date!  Thursday, April 27 is the date for the Spring Capstone Showcase!  Interested students, reach out to your Lead teachers and let them know if you have any questions and what you need to be ready to present.


Montgomery County Youth Media Festival Submissions

Submissions are now open for the 2nd annual Montgomery County Youth Media Festival! Students can submit their videos (documentary, environmental or original screenplay), photography and visual art. The event is open to all middle and high school students living in Montgomery County. Finalists will have their work shown at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and winners will receive a cash prize. The submission deadline is March 18. Click here to for more details.


Gandhi Brigade Library Programs Underway

Our Winter-Spring 2017 programming season is underway and we still have some spots available at our Marilyn Praisner (Burtonsville), Kensington, Olney, Rockville and Twinbrook library sites.  Contact Gandhi Brigade at


Devcon Home Security Scholarship Opportunity

Devconhomesecurity is offering a $2,500 scholarship to the winner of an essay contest. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident and at least 18 years old. This scholarship is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $2,500 dollars towards their costs of education. For additional information and to apply, go to the website.


STEM Internship Opportunities Posted

National Institute of Health (SIP): Summer internships in various labs

Applications are due March 1st; visit


NASA at Goddard: Summer internship program

Applications are due March 1st; visit


Student Conservation Association: Excellent opportunity to do internships in Environmental Conservation.

This has been very popular with Blair students

Applications are due March 1st; visit


The Sherwood Student Film Festival is now accepting submissions!

The Sherwood Student Film Festival is now accepting submissions!  If you have made movies for a school project or just for fun, enter your work in this competition.  They have great cash prizes for the winners.  They are accepting original documentaries and narratives that are 6 minutes or less.  Check out their website for more information:


HSP Academy Field Trip to the University of Maryland  

On December 2nd, members of the HSP Academy visited the University of Maryland ‘ College of Education.  Students toured the campus, met with faculty and staff, and learned what the program has to offer.


Potential Blazers Visit Blair During Open House

Eighth graders throughout the downcounty consortium cluster schools visited Montgomery Blair High School on Monday, October 10th to learn about the many programs and opportunities available. 


Blazers Shine in  Fall Capstone Showcase

About 50 students presented their Capstone projects on October 10th in the Media Center.  The event proved to be not only educational but also incredibly entertaining. 

Those Blazers inspired by the work of their peers who are interested in presenting their work in the Spring Capstone Showcase should speak to their lead teacher and check out the Capstone Information page.


New Opportunities Posted!

Interested in ISL, MMA, STEM, or even just another scholarship opportunity?  Well check out the new postings in the respective opportunity page today!


SSL Opportunities Available

Those seeking more Student Service Learning (SSL) opportunities should follow up with

Mrs. Hiscock, Blair’s SSL Coordinator, during 5th or 6th period in room 130. 

Every student must complete 75 hours of community service to graduate from a Maryland State Public School. The deadline for seniors to turn in service learning forms for this school year will be May 6, 2016. 

All seniors who have completed 260 or more community service hours by April 1, 2016 will be eligible for the Exceptional Service Award. This includes a Certificate of Meritorious Service from the Maryland State Department of Education and Montgomery County Public Schools, as well as a purple tassel to wear at graduation.  Click here for more information.


Take advantage of the opportunities and resources available

and make this the year you work to reach your full potential!

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The Academies at Montgomery Blair High School are committed to providing a nurturing environment in which students are:

· challenged to achieve the highest level of academic rigor,

· supported in their pursuit of academic and career goals,

· provided access to career pathways that meet their interests/needs and,

· equipped with the skills to be successful beyond high school.


K. Moose, K. Murley, L. Blaha, S. Jacobs Ivey, J. Haigh, M. Horne