La Plata, MD Public & Private Schools
Charles County earns high marks when it comes to ensuring students have access to top education options in its public and private schools.
Charles County Public Schools
CCPS is one of the fastest growing school systems in Maryland, with 26,800 students enrolled for the 2012-13 school year. The district has 39 schools and education centers, including 21 elementary schools. A 40th school – St. Charles High School – is under construction and will open in August 2014. Charles County Public Schools employs nearly 3,500 people, including 2,000 teachers.
The school system is also gaining a reputation for using technology to enhance instruction. Schools offer wireless Internet access for students and staff, while the advancement of a rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics program keeps the school system moving forward.
For example, North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry provides state-of-the-art equipment, classrooms, training and instruction to equip students for several in-demand career fields. The school system plans to infuse the same new technology into its older schools and improve offerings at all high schools.
Charles County has a host of private schools giving parents and students another education option. In Bryantown, St. Mary’s School accommodates students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Waldorf is home to Grace Christian Academy of Maryland, which features pre-kindergarten through grade 12. White Plains has Southern Maryland Christian Academy, with classrooms from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. In La Plata, a special education facility called High Road School of Southern Maryland is for students enrolled in grades 4-12.
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