Current News and Upcoming Events
Eight Grade Meeting
2016 Mitre Capture the Flag
Congratulations to the team of Noah Kim, George Klees, Andrew Komo, Noah Singer, and Thea Tosini, who took first place among high schools and second place overall in the 2016 Mitre Capture the Flag Competition. The competition is design to test high school and undergraduates with real-life cybersecurity challenges.
Congratulations to Blair's forty-one National Merit Scholar Semifinalists!
Edyth May Sliffe Award
Congratulations to Mr. Stein for being one of the 2016 Edyth May Sliffe Award winners. The Edyth May Sliffe Awards are given out by the Mathematical Association of America, and are given annually to outstanding middle and high school math teachers.
National Science Bowl Champs
Congratulations to the Blair Science Bowl team of Elliot Kienzle, Eric Lu, Alex Miao, Arnold Mong, and Jamie Vinson, who beat all comers in this year's National Science Bowl Championship!
Moody's Math Challenge
Congratulations to Blazers Ethan Holland, Raymond Lin, Eshan Tewari, Victoria Tsai, and Jamie Vinson, whose team was a finalist and ultimately placed 4th in this year's Moody Math Challenge.
Congratulations to Juniors Sambuddha Chattopadhay and Abigail Wilson, two of only sixty-seven students on the whole planet to earn a perfect score on the AP Computer Science test last May.
Math Team Champions for Thirty Years
The Blair Math Team won the 2015-16 MCPS Math Team Championship, bringing the team's streak to 30 straight victories in the county. Go Blazers!
Magnet Arts Night Snow Date
Magnet Arts Night has been rescheduled for February 26th at 7:00 PM; see you there!
Junior Parents Meeting/Senior Research Project Info
Congratulations to Arnold Mong and Josephine Yu, who are among the 40 finalists for this year's Intel Science Talent Search! Arnold and Josephine are qualified for the top three awards of $150,000 each this March.
Maryland Science Bowl Champs
Congratulations to the Blair Science Bowl team of Elliot Kienzle, Eric Lu, Alex Miao, Arnold Mong, and Jamie Vinson, who won this year's Maryland State Science Bowl Championship. The team will represent Maryland at the Science Bowl Nationals this spring.
Most Intel STS Semifinalists of Any School
Eric Chen, Noah Fang, Yaelle Goldschlag, Amy Li, Raymond Lin, Arnold Ming, Brian Morris, Josephine Y, and Rona Y have been named 2016 Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists! The nine Seniors are among 300 Semifinalists worldwide; 40 Finalists will be selected in late January to compete for the three top awards of $150,000 each!
Ninth/Tenth Grade Parents Meeting
The Powerpoint for the January 14th Ninth and Tenth Grade Parent Meeting is available here.
Wallops Island Information
Information on the tenth grade trip to Wallops Island this April is available here.
2015 University of Maryland Mathematics Competition
The top three spots in the 2015 UMD Mathematics Competition all went to Blazers; ninth grader Danial Shu took first, while sophomore Guanine Coo and senior Eric Lu tied for second. All three earn full, four scholarships to the University of Maryland as well as $500 in prize money for first place and $400 for second.
Recognizing that education is an individual experience that depends on the unique talents and interests of each person, the mission of the Blair Magnet Program is to provide an environment in which each person's education is maximized by emphasizing the interrelationships among the disciplines, developing a repertoire of problem-solving techniques, and pursuing both independent and collaborative research projects
To realize the above mission, the staff nurtures the special talents of its academically able students by fostering individualism, independent thinking, and self-confidence by challenging those students through a unique, diversified curriculum. The environment, structure, and content promote the self-learner concept in which students participate in constructing their own knowledge base and learn problem-solving strategies that foster the multidisciplinary approach. The scope of their education extends beyond traditional classroom boundaries as students are asked to connect with a community that includes not only parents, mentors, other students, and staff but also a physical environment as diverse as our region.