MCPS Superintendent's Leadership Program encourages students to apply

March 7, 2005, midnight | By Feza Kikaya | 17 years, 9 months ago

The MCPS Superintendent's Leadership Program (SLP) invites rising high-school seniors to apply to participate in its humanities-oriented, year-long honors internship. Applications require three short essays, an official transcript and two letters of recommendation, which are all due by March 15.

Elligible students must be 16 years old by July 1 of this year, have a 3.5 GPA, have completed graduation requirements except for English and math and have demonstrated leadership skills. According to the program's web site, applicants are judged based on their "academic ability, demonstrated leadership, maturity, intellectual curiosity and ability to learn in non-classroom settings."

Starting in September, participants take part in an internship program 15 hours a week, attend weekly seminars, maintain a monthly leadership journal of reflection, complete a small group community-service project, develop a 10-page research thesis and establish an international business through Achiever's International. Activities include research, client interaction and office management.

Interns receive two honors credits upon completion of the program. In addition, students receive a letter of recommendation for college from their site supervisor.

To complete an application, click here.

For more information about the program, contact Kim Jones via e-mail at or call her at 301-279-3546.

All completed applications should be mailed to:
Superintendent's Leadership Program
Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 241
Rockville, MD 20850

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