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Other Resources for Students and Parents

This section of the PTSA web site offers information on additional resources available through Blake, MCPS and other sources. Topics include: College and Career Preparation; Special Education; and Parent and Health Education. There is also a Resource page if you feel that your child is in crisis. 

AP Courses
College Preparation
Parent/health Education
Special Education and Disabilities
Student Support


AP Courses

Note: Blake High School requires a minimum of 20 students to sign up for an AP class. Although the Blake H.S. web site states that 22 AP courses are available, some AP classes have been canceled or only given every other year, due to low student registration or faculty restraints.

AP tests are usually given off-site in May; check the Blake High School Calendar for the AP Test schedule.

A Fee Waiver form for those unable to pay for the AP tests, is available from the Blake main office.

General Info on AP: College Board About AP page

Accommodations: Information on accommodations for students taking the AP test

Online AP courses: AP courses online are available through Montgomery County Public Schools. See the Maryland Virtual School (MVS) Online Courses web page.


PARENT EDUCATION

• The MCPS Parent Academy offers workshops to parents on such topics as SAT test prep, teacher-parent communication, and high school and middle school magnet programs.

HEALTH EDUCATION

• The National PTA offers a Healthy Lifestyles web site, which provides and links to information on child health, nutrition, physical activity and wellness. Parent guides and fact sheets also are available there.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION AND DISABILITIES

College Board Services for Students with Disabilities – A web site with information for parents seeking accommodations for their children taking College Board tests such as SAT and AP exams.

• Montgomery County Special Education Advisory Committee – The committee meets the fourth Thursday evening of each month, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Carver Educational Services Center (CESC). The public is welcome to attend.

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Is your Child in Crisis?

Please click the link below to visit the Resource page if your Blake student is in crisis.

Resource page for Parents of Students in Crisis