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Ellen Glasgow Middle School (Cluster: 3; Grades: 6-8) is part of the Fairfax County Public School system. It was named for the novelist Ellen Glasgow. The school's mascot is the panther. Glasgow follows the modified school year calendar, which means students return to school two weeks earlier than most schools in the county and get out of school two weeks earlier. This is meant to give students more time to prepare for the state required Standards of Learning (SOL) tests.
The majority of the students feed into J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church. A few students may feed into other local high schools such as Annandale High School and Falls Church High School. Students have the option of testing for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and each year around ten students are offered admission to TJHSST.
Students at Glasgow participate in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP), and work towards earning an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in high school. Glasgow also offers a Spanish Immersion program for students who have participated in an elementary school immersion program. In addition to this Glasgow offers a gifted and talented (GT) program. Some students may pupil place into Glasgow for the Immersion or GT programs.
Many students opt to stay after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to participate in extracurricular activities. Students have the option of participating in various academic teams such as Girls Engineering in Math and Science (GEMS), Science Olympiad, and Math Counts. NJHS (National Junior Honor Society), a service club, is also available, but only for the eighth grade. They also have the opportunity to participate in various sports or games clubs. Students who demonstrate leadership skills and are creative can also run for the Student Government Association (SGA), in which they decide upcoming events for the school. Elections for "representatives" take place at the beginning of the year, while elections for "officers", such as president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer, take place at the end of the year for the following year.
On January 29, 2008, Glasgow students moved to a new building, built behind the old one. It was originally scheduled to be moved into during winter break, but it was changed until after the 2nd grading quarter ended.
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