LYNX School

Frederick High School

Project Name
LYNX School

Frederick, Maryland

LYNX at Frederick High School centers on creating highly individualized plans for student success that provide maximum student choice and flexibility in setting and meeting academic and career goals. LYNX stands for Linking Youth to New Experiences, and is a partnership between Frederick County Public School and community partners.

LYNX School’s innovative approach was created under the direction and leadership of Dr. Nancy Grasmick, Towson University Presidential Scholar and former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools. The initiative customizes education for each student, identifying and tapping into their unique interests and talents, helps to maximize their individual potential.  Upon graduation, every student will have met Maryland’s rigorous college and career-ready standards.  LYNX School will serve as a “pilot project” that could be scaled and replicated in high schools across the state and on a national level.

“It is ground-breaking because, unlike other models that serve small populations of students, or are ‘theme-focused,’ LYNX takes a comprehensive public high school of over 1200 students and creates a learning environment where EVERY student, with the help of trained educators and business advocates, develops a personal plan for success based on that student’s unique talents and interests.”

Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, Presidential Scholar for Innovation in Teacher and Leader Preparation, Towson University

Partner Organizations

University of Maryland – Greenbaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland
Trinity School
The Maryland Zoo
The Arc Baltimore
Special Olympics Maryland
Severn School
R Adams Cowley Shock Trama Center
Mount Saint Joseph
McDonogh School
Marine Corps Toys For Tots
Loyola Blakefield
Living Classroom
Jemicy School
Freestate ChalleNege Academy
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Baltimore Police Athletic League
Kipp Baltimore
John Hopkins
Maryland Science Center
Maryland Half Marathon & SK
Bowie State University
Casey Cares Foundation