March 6, 2015
Here you will find important and useful information about the programs and services the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) provides for the wonderful Atholton High School community. Find out a little bit more about the PTSA. Not sure where to get an answer? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
Collision Avoidance Training for Teen Drivers
The Howard County Police Department will be conducting the Collision Avoidance Training (C.A.T.) for 2015, with classes beginning in March and continuing through December. The C.A.T. program is an advanced defensive driving and vehicle control program for licensed teenage driver’s ages 16-20 years old. The one day program (8.5 hours) is designed to provide young drivers with the knowledge and understanding of vehicle dynamics. The first section of the program is devoted to two (2) hours of classroom instruction. This session gives students a better understanding of why the vehicle responds the way it does and prepares the students for the behind-the-wheel exercise on the driving course. The second section consists of six (6.5) hours of behind-the-wheel training. This course provides practical exercises that demonstrate how the vehicle responds in a given situation and how to regain control of the vehicle. The driving skills addressed in the program are: evasive maneuvers, threshold/emergency braking, forward serpentine, cornering, backing, reverse serpentine, and skid and off-road recovery. During the behind-the-wheel training, students operate their own vehicles. Prior to the start of the training, each vehicle is inspected by an instructor to ensure that the vehicle is in good operational condition. Then each student, accompanied by an instructor (Howard County Police Officer), begins practicing the different driving skills/maneuvers. Each student must successfully complete each driving skill/maneuver in order to receive a certificate of completion. If the student does not satisfactorily complete the course, they are given the option of coming to another session. This second session would be at no cost to the student. The Howard County Police Department prides itself on positively impacting the community, providing quality services to citizens and promoting traffic safety within the County. The cost to each student is $ 95.00. The scheduled dates for 2015 are: March 14 / April 25 / May 16 / June 27 July 25 / August 22 / September 19 / October 17 / November 21 / December 12.
Any questions or inquiries may be directed to:
Ms. Jessica Beram– C.A.T. Coordinator JBeram@howardcountymd.govHoward County Police DepartmentSpecial Operations Bureau 410-313-3700 / 410-313-3758 11226 Scaggsville Road Laurel, Maryland 20723
The AHS PTSA will award up to 8 scholarships to AHS seniors. Two types of scholarships may be awarded: "AHS Outstanding Citizen and Scholar" and "Unsung Hero." Applicants must have a cumulative, un-weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, significant involvement in school or community activities, and at least one family member (can be the student) with a 2014-15 AHS PTSA membership. The PTSA membership fee must be paid prior to submitting the application and no later than March 27, 2015. Click here to join the PTSA: Join the PTSA.
Click here for the application: 2015 PTSA Scholarship Application.
Applications are also available on Naviance and in the Guidance Department.
Applications are due by the end of the school day on Friday, April 10, 2015. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
Please contact Amy Bagley (email@example.com or 301-596-9201) with any questions.
Driver's Education Classes offered in cooperation with Greg's Driving School are now open for registration. Please see the Driver's Ed Program page for detailed information on classes offered, times, and cost.