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Last Chance: Apply for School of Rock(ville)

City's free civics class for high school students begins Wednesday.

Friday is the last chance for high school student who want to learn more about Rockville’s government, history and neighborhoods to sign up for this year’s School of Rock(ville).

The City of Rockville will hold four classes beginning Wednesday at City Hall. Classes will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30.

Students will learn about:

  • Ways to get involved in government and community.
  • The history and demographics of Rockville.
  • How the city connects with residents.
  • What it takes to plan a city.
  • The council-manager form of government.

Last year's session included problem-solving activities about the city budget, a tour of the Rockville 11 television studio and a drop-in session with City Councilman Mark Pierzchala before a council meeting.

The free citizens-awareness program is open to students in grades 9 to 12 who attend school in the City of Rockville. Students need permission from their parents and school to attend.

Class size is limited to 15 students. Participants must be able to attend the entire four-day program in order to earn a certification of completion.

Applications are due by the close of business on Friday.

Click here for more information or to apply. Or call Rocio Snowdy, neighborhood resources coordinator with the City of Rockville, at rsnowdy@rockvillemd.gov or 240-314-8345.

Jeff Hawkins April 19, 2012 at 06:43 PM
What a great opportunity for those kids who get to attend. It would be great if classes like this were available for adults.
Sean R. Sedam April 19, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Actually, Jeff, they do: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/residents/rockvilleu/index.html
Jeff Hawkins April 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Sean, Thank you........learn something everyday!!! Sounds like something I would like to do. Thanks again for the link...

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