Frequently Asked Questions

What does "LYNX" mean?
It stands for Linking Youth to New Experiences.

Will all high schools in Frederick County have LYNX?
Frederick High will be the first high school in the county to incorporate LYNX. The best practices developed at LYNX at Frederick High will be shared with all FCPS high schools.

Why Frederick High?
Frederick High has a diverse population of students with a wide range of interests, experiences, and needs. That fits perfectly with LYNX. It’s designed to provide a flexible, highly individualized high school experience. Frederick High’s new campus offers new opportunities for LYNX.

Is LYNX at Frederick High a public school?
LYNX at Frederick High School is a public high school under the authority of the Board of Education of Frederick County and Superintendent of FCPS.

Who can go to LYNX at Frederick High?
Any student who resides in Frederick High's school attendance area will be a LYNX student.

When will LYNX at Frederick High launch?
The new Frederick High School campus will open in fall 2017. While some elements of the LYNX program may be available to all grade levels when the new Frederick High opens, the full LYNX experience will be phased in over 4 years starting with the incoming freshman in 2017.

How will LYNX be funded?
LYNX at Frederick High is funded like any other public school in Frederick County. Some of the unique opportunities at LYNX at Frederick High will be sustained through partnerships with business and community organizations and grants.

Why did LYNX at Frederick High require special legislation from the state?
Maryland provided new legislation (opens in new window) that allows LYNX at Frederick High to move beyond the traditional ways students earn credits.