Our Programs

Saturday School’s core program provides learning support and academic tutoring for Grade K-12

Other programs are designed to enhance student confidence and success – and to provide support for families

GRADES 1-12

Our signature program offered at 8 in-person centers and 1 virtual center in Montgomery County.

GRADE K

Kindergarten tutoring offered at 3 in-person centers and 1 virtual center in Montgomery County.

SAT/ACT PREP

Very affordable SAT/ACT Test Prep classes at some of our Centers.

Pre-K Rising Stars

New Program! Contact the office at 301-287-8980

CODING

4 sessions of computer coding with a showcase of projects

ROBOTICS

Code virtual robot missions linked to real world concepts.

AP/IB Support

The Scope and Sequence from the College Board will be followed in preparation for the AP/IB May 2021 exams.

Crash Course 2 College

Get help with the complicated path to college entrance.

Bridge Support & Credit Recovery

Enhance student self confidence and academic skills and tools necessary for next-level learning.

Adult Literacy (ESOL)

English to Speakers of Other Languages Literacy Courses

SCHOLARSHIPS

Our High Achievement Scholarship for high school seniors

ACES

Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success supports students Grade 11 and 12, then in college

Saturday School – Core Academic Support

OVERVIEW

Saturday School provides academic tutoring and instruction with certified teachers in a nurturing and supportive virtual environment. The program is aligned with the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) curriculum. MCPS students Grades K through 12 may attend after registering for Saturday School for $85 per year ($40 for students who receive FARMS).

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Calendar At-A-Glance

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Grades K through 8 focus on reading, language arts and math
  • Grades 9 through 12 focus on core subjects (English and math); support for High School Assessment; SAT/ACT support
  • College and career readiness is emphasized

Also Offering:

  • Robotics
  • Coding
  • Crash Course to College
  • SAT/ACT Prep

DATES

SATURDAYS – 8:30 – 11:00 AM

Opening Ceremony: September 24
Closing Ceremony: May 6

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 17; January 28; February 4, 11, 25;
March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 15, 22, 29

FEES

$85 for the academic year ($40 for students who receive FARMS).

Kindergarten Learning

 OVERVIEW

Saturday School provides kindergarten students customized tutoring in reading and math concepts. The program helps build self-esteem and promotes a life-long love of learning.

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Dates:

SATURDAYS – 8:30 – 11:00 AM

Opening Ceremony: September 24
Closing Ceremony: May 6

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 17; January 28; February 4, 11, 25;
March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 15, 22, 29

FEES:

$85 for the academic year ($40 for students who receive FARMS).

SAT/ACT Test Preparation

OVERVIEW

This year, Saturday School will offer SAT/ACT Test Preparation virtually.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Receive expert advice on test taking strategies
  • Understand how the SAT/ACT are structured
  • Learn how to best prepare to improve test scores

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 PREP DATES:

  • Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Prep for Oct. 22 ACT,
    Dec. 3 SAT and Dec. 10 ACT)
  • Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, (Prep for Dec. 3 SAT and Dec. 10 ACT)
  • Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, March 5 (Prep for Feb. 11 ACT and March 11 SAT)
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 22, 29
    (Prep for April 15 ACT,  May 6 SAT, June 3 SAT and June 10 ACT)

FEES:

Students only pay fee for our core Saturday School program ($85 per year, or $40 if eligible for FARMs).

Pre-K Rising Stars

OVERVIEW

This is a new offering from the Saturday School for preschoolers. For information and registration, please call us at 301-287-8980.

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OVERVIEW

Intro to Coding is offered as a special 4-week session. Program times are 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Students learn the basics of coding using Code Combat. It is a coding program using python.

Students who took our Intro to Coding class before can register again to continue advancing their skills.

Four sessions are available for the 2022-2023 school year, and classes are available at 2 levels:

Elementary School –  Grades 3-5
Middle School – Grades 6-8

DATES

Session 1: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29-Closing

Session 2: Nov 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17-Closing

Session 3: Jan 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 11-Closing 

Session 4: Mar 18, 25; April 15, 22, 29-Closing 

FEES:

$150 per session

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Robotics

OVERVIEW

This new class lets students have fun while learning to program their own virtual robots.

Teachers will guide students in learning how to code virtual robot missions that are linked to real world concepts.

The program is designed to run within the CoderZ online educational environment.

Students will:

  • Sharpen their problem solving skills
  • Learn basic and advanced robotic operations
  • Arrange codes to send commands to virtual robots

DATES:

Session 1: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29-Closing

Session 2: Nov 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17-Closing

Session 3: Jan 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 11-Closing 

Session 4: Mar 18, 25; April 15, 22, 29-Closing 

FEES:

$150 per session

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OVERVIEW

Are you enrolled in MCPS Advanced Placement / International Baccalaureate courses? The Learning Academy Online offers support for Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) students enrolled in this curriculum. The Scope and Sequence from the College Board will be followed in preparation for the AP/IB May 2021 exams.

This program is only for MCPS students enrolled in an AP/IB class.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

AP Subjects

  • Government
  • Calculus AB/BC
  • Language and Literature
  • US History
  • World Language

IB Subjects

  • Extended Essay/TOK Support
  • History (IA Support)
  • Math (Analysis and Application (AI Support)
  • Science (IA Support)

Dates:

SATURDAYS – 8:30 – 11:00 AM

Opening Ceremony: September 24
Closing Ceremony: May 6

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 17; January 28; February 4, 11, 25;
March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 15, 22, 29

FEES:

$85 for the academic year ($40 for students who receive FARMS).

Crash Course 2 College

OVERVIEW

Let the Learning Academy Online help you with the complicated path to college entrance. This support is offered on the dates below from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

Students from any high school in the county may attend after registering.

Fall Semester – SENIORS ONLY
Topics Include:

  • College Applications
  • Scholarship Applications
  • Essay Editing
  • College & Scholarship Search
  • Naviance Assistance
  • Student Brag Sheet
  • Teacher/Counselor Recommendations
  • ACT/Sat Registration
  • FAFSA Tips

Winter Semester – Grades 10 thru 12
Topics Include:

  • College Search
  • Scholarship Search
  • Naviance
  • Student Brag Sheet
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Presentations
  • ACT/SAT Registration

DATES:

SATURDAYS – 8:30 – 11:00 AM

Opening Ceremony: September 24
Closing Ceremony: May 6

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 17; January 28; February 4, 11, 25;
March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 15, 22, 29

FEES:

$85 for the academic year ($40 for students who receive FARMS).

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Bridge Support & Credit Recovery

OVERVIEW

Graduation is on the horizon – let Saturday School help you get there! Our Bridge Support and Credit Recovery programs and strategies help students enhance their academic skills, self confidence, social interactions, and provide the tools necessary for successful transition to the next level of learning. This support is offered on the dates below from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

Students from any high school in the county may attend after registering.

DATES:

SATURDAYS – 8:30 – 11:00 AM

Opening Ceremony: September 24
Closing Ceremony: May 6

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 17; January 28; February 4, 11, 25;
March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 15, 22, 29

FEES:

$85 for the academic year ($40 for students who receive FARMS).

Center Locations – High Schools (HS):

Paint Branch HS, Einstein HS, and Springbrook HS. Virtual options for all grades.

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Adult Literacy (ESOL)

OVERVIEW

Graduation is on the horizon – let Saturday School help you get there! Our Bridge Support and Credit Recovery programs and strategies help students enhance their academic skills, self confidence, social interactions, and provide the tools necessary for successful transition to the next level of learning. This support is offered on the dates below from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

Students from any high school in the county may attend after registering.

DATES:

SATURDAYS – 8:30 – 11:00 AM

Opening Ceremony: September 24
Closing Ceremony: May 6

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 17; January 28; February 4, 11, 25;
March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 15, 22, 29

FEES:

$85 for the academic year ($40 for students who receive FARMS).

Center Locations – High Schools (HS):

Paint Branch HS, Einstein HS, and Springbrook HS. Virtual options for all grades.

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Scholarship

OVERVIEW

The George B. Thomas, Sr. High Achievement Scholarship rewards high school seniors who have been a part of our Saturday School program and the George B. Thomas Learning Academy.  Students must have consistently attended Saturday School, or have served as a MCPS Student Volunteer in our program.

This is a competitive scholarship, and students must show academic achievement. The awards are based on criteria which is detailed in the yearly application guidelines.

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications are usually due in April.

Scholarship details for 2023 to be announced. See our application guidelines, here: Scholarship Guidelines

Click here for Scholarship Application: (2023 Application available in Spring)

Awards winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremonies of Saturday School.

ACES Program

OVERVIEW

  • An academic support program for students in Grade 11-12 that continues into college.
  • A free program for eligible and selected students.
  • APPLY IN 10th GRADE

Academic Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) provides academic coaches and support to targeted high school students in Montgomery County (MCPS). Goal is to helps student complete an undergraduate degree at Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove.

Targeted students are generally those underrepresented in college, or who would be first in their families to graduate from college.

Saturday School is a partner in this program, offering academic support at our Centers during the 11th and 12 Grades of high school.

DETAILS

ACES is a free program that starts in 11th grade and continues through 12th grade, then through college.

REGISTRATION

Please contact your ACES coach at the student’s school to register for ACES. You do not register through Saturday School.