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WELCOME TO the Math/Science Specialty Page!
The Marsteller Math/Science Specialty Program...
-is an interest-based program where we provide students with opportunities to explore in-depth mathematical and scientific concepts while developing their critical thinking skills.


-includes the Virginia SOLs and the Prince William County curriculum (same curriculum, but moves more quickly to allow activities that extend beyond and deeper into the topics.)

-groups high interest students together for science instruction.

-covers basic grade level objectives at a faster pace to allow time for enhanced instruction, extending beyond standard lessons

-expects students to meet academic and behavioral standards (no grades below "C" and satisfactory conduct and work habits grades and comments)

Marsteller Middle School Math/Science Information Night: January 6, 2020 6:30 PM.   Please see the slide show that was presented in the attachments at the bottom of this page- MSSP Information Night 2020.

General Description for Applicants
Please take a look at our MSSP Overview Presentation for more information about our program and the application process.  The power point offers a general description of Marsteller and our Math/Science Specialty Program.

Information Regarding Transfer Applicants

A student who is not based at Marsteller may still apply to attend the MSSP at Marsteller as a full-time transfer student if  the family is assigned by residence to attend the following middle schools: Bull Run, Gainesville, Nokesville K-8, Parkside, Reagan, or Stonewall. Consult the Prince William County Schools website under "How Do I Find?" and select "Find Your School" to identify your assigned base middle school.


The online application for all middle school specialty programs for the 2020-21 School Year will be available in Early November 2019: 

Prince William County Math/Science Specialty Program Meetings:  Monday, October 14, 2019 7-9 PM and Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7-9 PM Kelly Leadership Building

 Applications are due on
February 1, 2020. 

Please click below.



Teacher Recommendation Forms are not mandatory, but can be forwarded by courier or emailed
 to the MSSP Coordinator at Marsteller, Ms. Teresa Keener ( Fax-703-530-6327) The Teacher Recommendation Form can be found in the list of attached files below, or you may pick one up at Marsteller Middle School.

Returning Marsteller students who already participate in the MSSP do not need to re-apply each year.

NEW THIS YEAR-Confirmation Procedure for MSSP Online Application:

Successful submission of an online application no longer produces a confirmation email, as in past years.  Families who wish to confirm the status of an application should follow the link provided on the PWCS application page.  Alternately, you may log back in to the online application as you did when you originally submitted and view data fields.  If your data appears accurate and complete, simply close the window.  If, for some reason, there was a problem with the original submission, the data fields will be blank.  In this case, resubmit a new application and follow the same procedure to verify.

The Transportation Department list of current Express Bus stop locations is available in attached file below. Details about Express Bus service for middle school specialty programs are located on the PWCS website under the Transportation page.


Notification letters regarding provisional acceptance into the Math/Science Specialty Program for the Fall Term of 2020 will be mailed in February.  Students who were not selected in the lottery for transfer students will also be notified by mail.  All return forms are due March 2, 2020.

Current Returning Marsteller MSSP TRANSFER Students-respond by MARCH 2, 2020. 

In February, students enrolled in the Math/Science Program at Marsteller who attend as transfer students must submit a new Letter of Intent to indicate whether they plan to continue on in the program here at Marsteller for next year. They must also submit a new Specialty Program Transportation Information Form. Letters requesting these will go out in February, 2020 or you may find these in the files below. You may turn these in to the office or email/fax them to Ms. Teresa Keener ( at Marsteller. (Fax-703-530-6327) These forms are due no later than March 2 in order to reserve your spot as a transfer student in the program. (Returning base school students do not need to re-apply or submit a Letter of Intent unless they plan to leave the program).

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