Welcome to Marshall Governor's STEM Academy!

Academy Parents and Students, we are excited for this new school year! Please read this 'Welcome Letter' from our Academy Administrator, Jeff McFarland.

In addition, please read and review the attendance policy, forms, and information below regarding  that are pertinent to all Academy students. Please download and complete the forms below. 


Marshall Academy’s attendance policy follows FCPS guidelines. However, we are considered a separate school, so absences must be reported directly to us. Please do not assume your base school will forward your attendance calls to Academy! Please follow the following guidelines:

  • We must hear from a Parent/Guardian for ALL absences. We will not accept notices directly from students. The Parent/Guardian must notify both the Academy and the base school when students are absent for any reason
  • Please use our Attendance Line at 703-714-5544. It is available 24/7.
  • We do not accept emails to excuse absences. Email notices are discouraged and if received, will be followed up with a phone call to the parent/guardian for confirmation
  • We require students to submit a Pre-Arranged Absence Form for all absences known in advance (appts., field trips, college visits, etc.). This form can be found in our office and classrooms, and on our website.
  • This form is also required when students must attend a base school activity such as AP/SOL testing, assemblies, meetings, or other bell-schedule changes that cause you to miss your Academy class. It is impossible for Academy staff to know and track all the different school schedules
    • NOTE: Students must complete and return the Pre-Arranged Absence Form at least TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE of the upcoming activity. Forms not filled out correctly may not be accepted

All students should be aware that the Academy schedule never changes. We are unable to accommodate every high school schedule as they modify for special events or altered schedules, so we remain on the same bell schedule every day of the school year.


There are 4 REQUIRED FORMS for each student, that must be completed & submitted every school year:

1. AcknowledgementForm19-20.pdf

2. FCPS Emergency Care Form SE-3

3. FCPS Health Form SE-71

4. Transportation Agreement 

General forms & information regarding Marshall Academy. 



    Students are encouraged to take the free shuttle bus to and from your high school.  Drop-offs and pick-ups will be at Door # 9.  

    Student drivers must have an Academy hang tag displayed from their rear view mirror.  Academy parking is $67.00; the fee is waived if you have current parking tag from your base school. Please stop the Academy Office to pick up an parking application. 

    Academy student parking is located in the back lot next to the stadium (by Door 6).


    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Walden in the Academy Office at (703) 714-5544 or at kowalden@fcps.edu.