Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is accepting applications from high school seniors interested in participating in the 2021 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Page Program. Each year, CCPS selects three high school seniors and one alternate to represent the school system in the program.
The program provides interested high school seniors with an opportunity to learn first-hand about government and the legislative process. The 2021 program has been altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Student pages will take part in a modified version of the program using Zoom for virtual participation. Their experience will include working in either the state Senate or House of Delegates for two weeks during the legislative session. The session runs annually from January to April.
Pages are chosen for their academic merit, application details and submitted essay. Students must meet the following qualifications:
- Reside in Maryland and attend a Maryland public or non-public high school;
- Be registered as a high school senior and be at least 16 years old;
- Have an interest in government and history;
- Demonstrate outstanding classroom performance, behavior and judgement; and
- Be reliable and courteous.
Students must apply to the program using the application posted on the CCPS website here: https://www.ccboe.com/images/students/StudentPageApplication_Essay.pdf. Students must also respond to the essay prompt at the end of the application. Applications, including a completed essay submission, must be emailed to the program coordinator at email@example.com by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. Students can also call 301-934-7389 to request a copy of the application. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
A panel of CCPS staff will review student applications and essay submissions. Students must also be available for a Zoom virtual interview on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Candidates will receive more information about interviews once all applications are reviewed.
Details about the program are posted on the Maryland General Assembly website at http://dls.maryland.gov/careers/student-page-program/.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).