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

Prestigious STEM Medical Panel Visits Blair!

On Friday February 13th, the STEM Academy held the 3rd Annual Medical Career Panel in the Media Center during 4th period.  The talk was a huge success again this year thanks to our distinguished guests and their wonderful insights into the various career opportunities in the medical sciences.  For three years now, hundreds of students have gained valuable information about medical careers thanks to the work of Marianne Worley, Director of Media Relations and Blair Parent and Supporter. 


Final Performance of Sankofa:                                         This Wednesday (2/25) at 7:30PM

The final performance of “Sankofa, A Celebration of Black History and Culture” is this Wednesday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased in advanced during the school day in the English office or outside of the main office on the night of the performance.  Tickets are $6 for students and $10 for adults.  If you have questions about the show, please contact Ms. Adamson.


Student Volunteer Opportunity to Help with Social Media Campaign with Takoma Park JazzFest

Organizers of the Takoma Park JazzFest -- an annual, free jazz festival in Old Town Takoma -- are seeking a student volunteer to help devise, and implement, a social-media publicity campaign to drive attendees to the festival, which is June 14, 2015.

Those interested in volunteering for the position should contact Bruce Krohmer at 240-277-6291; email:


Help with Registration?

Now’s the time to start registering for next year’s classes.  Be sure to visit your academy’s page to find a link to available, recommended classes.  Consider enrolling into these classes to help you get one step closer to completing your Capstone requirements.


Spring Capstone Date Announced: April 16, 2015

The spring Capstone Showcase will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the Media Center.  All candidates should check in with their respective lead teachers to ensure they are all ready to go for the big event!


Celebrate Black History Month with Sankofa

The annual Sankofa Production will be held on Friday, February 20th, and Saturday, February 21st, at 7:30 pm.  Tickets for the event are only $6 for students and $10 for adults.  Be sure to be a part of this amazing event! 


“The Volunteers” to Perform Next Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 18, the Army Band's rock/pop band "The Volunteers" will be performing at Blair during 6th period.  Be sure to check with your teacher if you are interesting in attending and contact Ms. Roberts in the Music Department.


STEM Opportunity for a summer internship at the NIH

Blair High School qualifies for a new program this year at the National Institute of Health.  This is a 5 week summer internship at the NIH that pays $2100.  If you are interested please visit the link and see Mr. Haigh if you have any further questions.

Deadline for applications is March 1, 2015.


Smithsonian Institute Summer Internship (YES Program)

The YES program is a wonderful opportunity for paid internships at the Natural History Museum, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Gardens, and The Air and Space Museum.  Blair students have had great experiences with this program!

Application Deadline is January 30th

Please visit the link and see Mr. Haigh if you have any questions.


Two New Summer 2015 Opportunities!!!

1. NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research for High School Students

The application for summer 2015 will become available in mid-November.  The deadline is March 1st 2015 and early submission does get preferential selection.  Apply today!   

Blair High School qualifies students for NIH’s new summer program HI-STEP.  Please read the information from the link about the program. 

Deadline is March 1st; see Mr. Haigh with any questions.

2. NASA Summer Internships

The application for summer 2015 is available.  The deadline is March 1st 2015 and early submission does get preferential selection. Apply today!


Sherwood Student Film Festival Seeking Submissions!

Do you make videos for class?  With your friends for fun?  Consider submitting your work to The Sherwood Film Festival.  Submissions will be accepted from 1/2/15 through 3/20/15 in the categories of Narrative, Music Video, Documentary, and Animation.  Prizes include scholarship money, gift cards, film equipment, and more! 

The festival will be on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30PM at Sherwood High School.


EVEN MORE NEW OPPORTUNITIES posted for the five academies -


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