Homecoming - Remember When . . .
Chopticon High School is celebrating 50 years of Tradition, Spirit, and “Pride Inside”. The celebration will kick-off during Homecoming Week.
Alumni are invited to a reception on September 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the school auditorium. Students will provide tours of the building. At 7:30 PM, everyone will meet at the lower field by the football stadium for a traditional homecoming bonfire. On Thursday, September 18, the Homecoming parade will begin at 4:45 PM followed by a varsity football game at 6:00 PM. Alumni Games will be held on Saturday, September 20. Alumni are invited to compete against each other in softball, field hockey, and flag football from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. For planning purposes, alumni will need to email Mr. Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org if they are planning to participate in the Alumni Games. Please check our website for updates and performance and game schedules. All Chopticon alumni are invited to join in our 50th celebration.
HSA Review Sessions
Past Yearbooks for Sale
In the spirit of Chopticon High School's 50th anniversary, yearbooks from previous years are on sale through the school bank. There is an inventory of books for most years and for only $40 an alumni may purchase a yearbook and bring back the memories of their youth. Available while supplies last. Please contact Mrs. D'Ambrosio in the school bank for additional information.
Chopticon Identified as MBRT STEM Innovation School
Maryland Employers Join Forces to Give St. Mary’s County Students Greater Chance for Workplace Success - Chopticon High School in St. Mary’s County has been identified as a Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) STEM Innovation Schools. Chopticon will have access to services and resources that transform the way schools and the workplace interact to strengthen student chances for success in college and careers.
Class of 2015 Senior Portraits for Yearbook
2014 Commencement Ceremony
Great news!! The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2014 may be viewed via this link. Please share this with family and friends who were unable to attend the ceremony.
Garth Bowling Named Distinguished Educational Leader
Mr. Garth Bowling, Principal of Chopticon High School, has been selected as St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ recipient of The Washington Post’s Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. The Washington Post's Distinguished Educational Leadership Award exists to recognize those principals who go beyond the daily challenges of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.
“Mr. Bowling’s selfless dedication to his students, staff, and community exemplifies the leadership that is critical to the success of his school,” said Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools.
Mr. Bowling joined St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) in 2008 as Principal of Chopticon High School after a stellar career in Charles County Public Schools from 1977 to 2008 serving as a Social Studies Teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal.
Mr. Bowling’s background encompasses 41 years in the education field with 29 of those years as Principal. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in political science and his certification in secondary education from Towson State College, as well as, a Master of Education degree. Mr. Bowling also received his Certification of Advanced Study in School Management from Loyola College.
During the first week of May,The Washington Post will present the award to Mr. Bowling and the other principals representing public schools systems in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The Middle States Evaluation Team Will Recommend Continuing Accreditation for Chopticon High School
The Middle States evaluation team informed the Chopticon staff on Thursday, April 10, that Chopticon High School will receive a positive recommendation to the Middle States Association to continue their accreditation. The administrative team would like to thank the students, parents, staff members, and other stakeholders who assisted and participated in the evaluation process.
Chopticon High School will promote academic achievement, personal responsibility, and independent thinking so that, upon graduation, students will have the skills and habits necessary to be college and career ready.
New Immunization Requirements
Please click here for information on the new immunization requirements for students in 8-12 grades.
9th Grade Orientation, 1:30-3 p.m.
First Day of School for Students
Phone Extensions (301) 475-0215
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School Bank Hours
The School Bank is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
with the exception of the following times:
9 – 9:15 a.m., 11:50 – 12:20 p.m., and 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Students may go to the bank during the student’s lunch period or after school
A Message From The Principal
As principal of Chopticon High School, I have the honor of working with a dedicated faculty and staff who provide a world class education for the students of St. Mary’s County. With millions of dollars earned in scholarship money each school year, our alumni are attending some of the top colleges and universities in the nation. In fact, three of our graduates are currently attending United States Military Academies. At Chopticon, we believe that academic rigor is the key to success. As a result, twenty-one different Advanced Placement courses are offered to our students. Those students who take five or more AP classes during their high school experience are designated “AP Stars” and receive special recognition upon graduating. Being a Chopticon Brave means setting your goals high and reaching for the stars. Our intention is to make each student’s dream come true. With self-discipline and hard work on the part of the students, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the support of our parents and community, this can happen.
Mr. Garth E. Bowling, Jr.