Science & Technology Program
The Science and Technology Program was established in 1976; it is a highly challenging four-year curriculum which provides college level academic experiences in science, math, and technology. The program is offered at three centers: Eleanor Roosevelt High School in northern Prince George's County, Oxon Hill High School in southern Prince George's County, and Charles H. Flowers High School in central Prince George’s County. Students attend the center that serves their legal residence. Transportation is provided for all students. View the S&T Center Information, Eligibility & Admission, Course Requirement, and Program Planner for more information.
Of twenty-eight possible credits, a student is required to obtain a minimum of thirteen credits in specific mathematics, pre-engineering technology, science, and research courses. In grades 9 and 10, the program consists of common experience courses for all students. In grades 11 and 12, each student must choose course work from one of four focus areas. Students enroll in a full schedule during the entire four-year program. Courses designated S/T are the equivalent of honors or TAG classes and in fact, exceed the requirements of typical honors classes. External experiences are possible and encouraged, but must be a direct extension of or enrichment of the Science & Technology Program.
Seniors complete a research project, similar to a master's thesis. Many students conduct their research at prestigious facilities in the Washington, D.C. area, such as U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, The National Institute of Health, University of Maryland, The Catholic University of America, Patuxent Wildlife Center, and the National Zoo.
Ninety-eight percent (98%) of the students who completed the Science & Technology Program in 2017 entered a four-year college or university. The other two percent are starting at a community college with plans to transfer to a four-year college or are taking a gap year. The mean SAT score for the class of 2017 was 1301 out of 1600 (Math 659, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 646).