Applications are available now in the guidance office for students who are officially considered academically gifted and are eligible to apply to Frederick County’s Gifted Independent Study Program.
In the program, accepted juniors and seniors will meet with their selected mentor most every other day to shadow them and to work on an independent project. The aim of the program is to let these students get a taste of what their dream job may actually entail. At the end of each semester, all students across the county bring their mentors to their showcase, where they present their projects. This year’s projects ranged from writing a novel to veterinary dentistry to criminal investigation.
The applications are available at the guidance office secretary’s desk now and are due by the end of the day on February 24. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Owens, the gifted program teacher for all of Frederick County.