Welcome to Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School! Home of Puma PRIDE.

What is the Puma PRIDE Scholars Program?

This program was created in 2016 for Wise boundary students coming to Wise who are ready to aggressively pursue college and career readiness and want to be in an environment where they can soar without limits! 

The Puma PRIDE Scholar
  • Is An A/B Honor Roll or TAG Student who is motivated to challenge themselves.
  • Demonstrates Positive Behavior in School and exemplifies "Puma PRIDE".
  • Welcomes a rigorous academic schedule.
  • Will take Advanced Placement Courses and participate in Dual Enrollment.
  • Is motivated to take advantage of all opportunities to graduate college and career ready. 
Our goal is to provide high academic standards and a supportive learning community to help high achieving students experience the best that Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High has to offer and to become the most well-rounded, accomplished, prepared college applicants they can be.

Each year we accept a cohort of 9th grade students (approximately 25) who continue in the program until their 12th grade year.  The curriculum pacing provides cohorted core classes, Honor classes, the opportunity to take up to 6 or more Advanced Placement classes and enroll in Dual Enrollment.

If you feel that this is the program for you, please feel free to explore this site.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the school at (301)780-2100.

The application window for school year 2018 has closed, please check back in February for information for the application process for school year 2019.

Please feel free to contact the program coordinator, Dr. Portia Barnes via email if you have any questions. Portia.Barnes@pgcps.org