Academics

 

Academic Overview

Eleanor Roosevelt H.S. is one of the largest and one of the most academically rich high schools in Maryland.   The school was recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School in 1991 and 1998, a New American High School in 1999-2000, and received a Siemens Award for Advanced Placement in 2002-2003.

Roosevelt is also the Science and Technology Center for the northern part of Prince Georges County (admission by competitive exam), and is a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology.  We have classes ranging from Japanese I, Child Development, and Television Productions to Bio-Organic Chemistry, Calculus, and a variety of Technology Courses. Roosevelt boasts eight Foreign Languages.  Other programs include the QUEST/AOIT program, and the Gilder-Lehrman American History Program Additionally, ERHS has the Smaller Learning Communities program which includes the following: Arts, Media and Communication; Business and Finance; Public Service; Technology Systems; and Health and Bio-Sciences. The Advanced Placement Program is also an important aspect of ERHS. In the 2005-2006, there was an enrollment of 1,585 in AP classes.   

There are 13 classroom computer labs that are used exclusively for instruction in Business Education, Graphic Design, Information and Engineering Systems, and Computer Science.  The Media Technology Department operates three school-wide computer labs (library included) that are available for student use before, during lunch, and after school; and 13 mobile labs for instructional use.  The media center has over 25,000 books and 36 computers.  Students are encouraged to use these resources to practice for the HSA, word process, analyze data using Excel, create presentations and posters using PowerPoint, organize thoughts for a paper, or to create organized notes to increase reading comprehension using graphic organizers;.make movies, enhance and manipulate

We have a modified block schedule called the Hybrid Schedule (both double and single period classes) with five 5) lunch periods. There are a total of eight (8) periods in the regular schedule, plus a zero period which is offered at the beginning of the school day to assist seniors, juniors, and sophomores in taking needed AP courses. Single class periods convene for 45 minutes; whereas, double class periods convene for 95 minutes. This flexibility raises the academic bar and encourages academic achievement as shown in the school’s consistently high HSA and AP scores. 

There are 13 classroom computer labs that are used exclusively for instruction in Business Education, Graphic Design, Information and Engineering Systems, and Computer Science.  The Media Technology Department operates three school-wide computer labs (library included) that are available for student use before, during lunch, and after school; and 13 mobile labs for instructional use.  The media center has over 25,000 books and 36 computers.  Students are encouraged to use these resources to practice for the HSA, word process, analyze data using Excel, create presentations and posters using PowerPoint, organize thoughts for a paper, or to create organized notes to increase reading comprehension using graphic organizers;.make movies, enhance and manipulate (photos; in addition, a variety of software to complement English, Math, Science, and Social Studies classes; web-based software to prepare for the SAT's; and research using any one of the 13 databases and/or encyclopedias.

 

 

 

 

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