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

Dr. Sundrum Visits STEM Students

On Wednesday February 3rd the STEM academy welcomed “Nifty Fifty” speaker Dr. Raman Sundrum to Blair High School.  Dr. Sundrum spoke to about a hundred students looking to pursue careers in the sciences in the Media Center.  He discussed how the Large Hadron Collider at Cern could be used to get instant views into the 5th dimension. 


Two Symphonic Orchestras for the Price of...FREE!

Next Friday, February 12th, there will be a Joint Concert at Blair featuring the Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and the MBHS Symphonic Orchestra.  Symphonic Orchestra will perform before intermission, SWFSYO will perform after intermission, and both groups will combine for a special performance of Gliere’s Russian Sailors’ Dance.


The concert begins at 8:00 P.M. in the Auditorium, and admission is FREE! 


Submit Your Work to the

Montgomery County Youth Media Festival!

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media is partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools and the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center to bring you the Montgomery County Youth Media Festival. They are accepting student-produced films, videos, photography and visual art from middle and high school students living or attending school in Montgomery County.

If you or someone you know is interested in submitting, go to Gandhi Brigade Youth Media's website for more information!

The submission deadline is March 11. 


2016-2017 Course Registration

Now is the time to start planning for next year!  At the next advisory, ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders will receive very important information about the course registration process.  They will also receive elective recommendations based on their chosen academies.  All students are encouraged to talk with their parents or guardians and give some serious thought as to the best classes for their futures. 

Registration cards were distributed on the first day of the second semester.  See the Counseling website for instructions on how to officially register online.

Take advantage of some of Blair’s great offerings.  See your academy lead teacher, or Ms. Blaha, the academy coordinator, in 342 with any questions.


Welcome 9th Grade Academy

The academies web page now features a section for our Freshmen Academy.  Important information can be found here to help all students graduate equipped with the skills to navigate their chosen paths successfully.


New Opportunities Posted

New opportunities for all of the academies posted.  Be sure to check out the

new opportunities in your academy today!


Fall Capstone Showcase - A Huge Success!

Almost 50 students presented their capstone projects during the Fall Capstone Showcase, held in the Media Center.  Students from all of the academies - Entrepreneurship (ENT), Human Services Professions (HSP), International Studies and Law (ISL), Media, Music, and the Arts (MMA), and Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) - shared their work with peers, faculty, administration, and parents.

The next Capstone Showcase will be held this spring.  Students hoping to present then should contact their academy lead teacher and visit the Capstone Project Information web page. 

Stay tuned for more details!


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