PEAC Scholars

Welcome to the Magruder High School PEAC Scholars Page!

  PEAC grads 2016PEAC Field TRip 2016     PEAC Welcome Night





Pursuing Excellence in the Academic Curricula

PEAC Scholars is an inter-disciplinary, four-year college-preparatory cohort. Its focus is on independent learning and the development of sophisticated written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on critical thinking.

Who is a PEAC Scholar? 


PEAC Scholars...

¨ have clearly demonstrated  potential to develop high-level communication skills.  

¨ are committed to essential learning and academic excellence.

¨ are capable and willing to face and persevere through academic challenges 

¨ are willing to take responsibility for independent learning and thinking and have the ability to act as self-advocates.

¨ possess a natural curiosity.

¨ value organization and time management.

¨ are able to maintain both the academic and behavioral requirements of the program.

- are able to maintain a 3.5 unweighted GPA through their senior year.

The PEAC Scholars application process for the 2017-2018 school year is NOW CLOSED for incoming freshmen. It will open for the 2018-2019 school year in October of 2017. Please watch this page and listen at your middle school for specific information as it becomes available.

*Students currently enrolled in private schools may apply AT THE TIME OF THEIR REGISTRATION if they will be attending Magruder in the fall of next full school year. If you are transferring into our cluster after the application process has closed and are interested in the program, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page to find out more.





PEAC Scholars Advanced high School Night Presentation Redland October 5, 2017

PEAC Scholars Parent Info Evening: TDB

 Online Application Available:  Coming Soon

 For School Year 2018-2019

Teacher Recommendations Due:  TBA

Student Live Essays administered at Middle Schools:   TBA

PEAC Scholars Applicant Decision Notifications Mailed:  TBA

Reception for Parents and Students accepted into PEAC Scholars; TBA

All student applications must be made online. For information or access to the online application (this link will be available when application process opens). For information, please click on the appropriate links below.

 PEAC Frequently Asked Questions


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basis of race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital
status, socioeconomic status, age, disability, physical characteristics, or
sexual orientation. Inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title
IX issues such as gender equity and sexual harassment should be directed to the
Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Schools at 301-279-3126, via the
Maryland Relay at 1-800-735-2258, or addressed to that office at 850 Hungerford
Drive, Room 129, Rockville, MD 20850.