Potomac High School (Oxon Hill, Maryland)

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Potomac High School
5211 Boydell Avenue
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745
United States
Coordinates 38°49′19″N 76°58′38.40″W / 38.82194°N 76.9773333°W / 38.82194; -76.9773333Coordinates: 38°49′19″N 76°58′38.40″W / 38.82194°N 76.9773333°W / 38.82194; -76.9773333
Funding type Public high school
School district Prince George's County Public Schools
Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell
Principal Nathaniel R. Laney
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,067
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue and yellow          
Mascot Wolverines
Rival Crossland High School
Oxon Hill High School
Feeder schools Benjamin Stoddert Middle School

Potomac High School is a public high school located at 5211 Boydell Avenue, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745. The principal is Nathaniel R. Laney. The approximate enrollment as of August 2010 stands at 1,216 students in grades nine through twelve. The school hours are from 7:45am to 2:25pm. Potomac operates on an alternating A/B-Day block schedule. There is a mandatory uniform policy at this school. Potomac features a school-wide America's Choice School Design[1] signature program as well as an expansive "smaller learning communities" program, that essentially breaks the school down into smaller schools or "career academies".

Smaller learning communities[edit]

School of Arts, Media, and Communications

  • Academy of the Arts - Dance
  • Academy of the Arts - Music
  • Academy of the Arts - Visual

School of Business Management and Finance

  • Academy of Finance
  • Academy of Business Management

School of Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism

  • Academy of Hospitality and Restaurant Management

School of Human Resource Services

  • Academy of Military Sciences
  • Teacher Academy of Maryland

School of Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Pre-Engineering Academy

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]