PC 345

Hagerstown Elementary School recognizes that every child is unique.  Our school is proud to offer our students and their families a variety of learning environments to meet the needs of diverse learners.  In addition to our outstanding traditional classrooms and high ability programs, we offer an alternative classroom structure called PC.

The PC framework changes the traditional classroom in several dynamic ways:

  • Three teachers form cluster teams — one reading, one  writing, and one mathematics specialist.
  • Cluster teams work across three grade levels organized as primary and intermediate clusters.
  • Typically, three teachers work with the same students for three years (looping).

HES currently has two PC clusters: Primary (K12) and Intermediate (345).