Charles Herbert Flowers High School

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Charles Herbert Flowers School
Address
10001 Ardwick Ardmore Road
Springdale, Maryland, 20774
United States
Coordinates38°55′55″N 76°50′06″W / 38.932°N 76.835°W / 38.932; -76.835Coordinates: 38°55′55″N 76°50′06″W / 38.932°N 76.835°W / 38.932; -76.835
Information
TypePublic High School
MottoMecca of Excellence/ Hustle Hard
Established2000
School districtPrince George's County Public Schools
PrincipalGorman Brown
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,672
Color(s)Green, Black, Silver
              
MascotJaguars
Website
 
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Charles Herbert Flowers School
Address
10001 Ardwick Ardmore Road
Springdale, Maryland, 20774
United States
Coordinates38°55′55″N 76°50′06″W / 38.932°N 76.835°W / 38.932; -76.835Coordinates: 38°55′55″N 76°50′06″W / 38.932°N 76.835°W / 38.932; -76.835
Information
TypePublic High School
MottoMecca of Excellence/ Hustle Hard
Established2000
School districtPrince George's County Public Schools
PrincipalGorman Brown
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,672
Color(s)Green, Black, Silver
              
MascotJaguars
Website

Charles Herbert Flowers High School is a comprehensive science and technology magnet school located in Springdale, Prince George's County, Maryland. United States. It is part of the Prince George's County School System. Its principal is Gorman Brown.

Flowers High School's motto is "Mecca of Excellence." The school's Alma Mater, "A Mecca of Excellence," was written by R&B singer and 2004 graduate Patrice Jones.

History[edit]

The school opened its doors in August 2000, for only 9th and 10th grade students. At that time, it was the first new high school in 26 years constructed in the Prince George's County Public School system. Designed by architectural firm Grimm + Parker, the three-floor, 333,000-square-foot (30,900 m2) building was designed in four core quadrants for performing arts, athletics and health, sciences and technology, and humanities, connected by a "Main Street" corridor containing administrative offices, art classrooms, student government and guidance offices.

The Prince George's County Board of Education considered several names for the school, but ultimately settled on long-time Glenarden resident Charles Herbert Flowers, a well-known trainer of the Tuskegee Airmen. In doing so, the school board waived its policy for naming schools posthumously. The Board has only made this exception twice; first for Mr. Flowers in 2000 and second, when naming Barack Obama Elementary School in 2008.

Mr. Flowers appeared to celebrate the school's opening.[1]

School uniforms[edit]

Initially, students of Charles Herbert Flowers were not required to wear uniforms, although there was a dress code that students had to adhere to. In the fall of 2005, following a school-wide survey of parents and students, Flowers students were required to wear a school uniform that consisted of grey slacks or grey pleated skirts, white polo or oxford shirts consisting of the school logo, a hunter green blazer or v-neck sweater vest, and v-neck long-sleeve sweater, all bearing the school logo, as well as a black belt and black shoes.

The class of 2006 was the first senior class required to wear uniforms. The school uniform policy remains, but is no longer as strict. Students must still wear grey bottoms, white tops, hunter green sweaters, and black shoes and belts, but they no longer are required to purchase their uniforms from the school, making the uniforms more affordable.[2] Every Friday, students in programs and organizations are allowed to wear their own shirt with the uniform's grey bottoms.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, students in the Science and Technology Program, who have internships during the day, wear an all-black uniform. This uniform consists of a black top with the new Science and Technology logo and the word "INTERN" underneath, and black bottoms.

Programs[edit]

Charles Herbert Flowers High School is part of the Prince George's County Science and Technology program. This program also includes Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Oxon Hill High School. The school is also host to the Project Lead the Way, Academy of Finance, and Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC).

School organizations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Charles Herbert Flowers," Charles Herbert Flowers High School
  2. ^ "Charles Herbert Flowers High School Mandatory Dress Code," Charles Herbert Flowers High School
  3. ^ "Springdale students begin humanitarian group," Prince George's County Gazette article about Student Humanitarian Organization
  4. ^ "High School 'Dreamgirls' Also Superstar Students," Jaguar Players Drama Club performs the musical Dreamgirls