About the Magnet
In 1985, Montgomery County Public Schools opened its Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Magnet Program
within Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Magnet Program is designed to offer
accelerated, interdisciplinary courses in science, mathematics, and computer science for highly able students
particularly interested in these subjects.
Since Magnet students have a number of extra academic requirements, magnet students have an eight-period day, instead
of the normal seven-period day of most county high school students. Magnet students can (and do!) take full advantage
of Blair's other extracurriculars such as athletics, student clubs, the school's bands and plays, and other activities.
Magnet students have been...
Semifinalists and finalists in the Intel (formerly Westinghouse) Science Talent Search and the Siemens Competition
National Merit Semifinalists (more Semifinalists than any other school in the state for over a decade)
Montgomery County Science Fair Grand Award Winners
First place winners in the International Science and Engineering Fair
Montgomery County Mathematics League champions over twenty straight years
Super-Quest finalist teams
National winners in the NASA Space Science Student Involvement Project
American Computer Science League National Champions
First place winners in the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (2008-2009)
Gold medal winners of the International Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Biology Olympiad (2006-2009)
And much more!