City Academy

City Academy is accepting applications for the 2023 session.

The City Academy offers a fresh perspective on the City of Rockville Government. The academy is designed to create an understanding of how the City of Rockville operates by putting the spotlight on specific areas and services.

This year’s Academy will be in-person with four sessions to inform and connect you with some of the people who help make your city a special place.

The City Academy will take place in the Spring of 2023. Sessions will be from 7-8:30 p.m.

Students can earn up to 10 SSL hours by attending all the sessions. More information below.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding the City of Rockville 
  • Housing and community services in Rockville
  • Public Works and Environmental Division 
  • Community-friendly police


  • Must be 16 years old or older
  • Must be able to attend most sessions

Guidelines for Student Participation and SSL Hours

  • Students attending all the sessions can earn up to 10 SSL hours. 6 hours are earned for attending the 4 sessions and 4 hours are earned for writing a reflection of the academy that will include a service action plan to advocate for a change within the community or spread awareness about specific community-based services provided by the City of Rockville through the creation of a flyer or poster.
  • In case the student cannot participate in all the sessions, they could request SSL hours for individual attendance which will be equivalent to 1.5 SSL hours per session.
  • Students under 18 years old will need to have permission from their guardians and sign a waiver that will be provided immediately after registration. Students who do not provide this waiver will be unable to participate.
  • Students must use personal/private accounts (not MCPS student accounts) to sign up.
  • The sessions will not be recorded so attendance and participation the day of each session is important to receive the SSL hours.

If you are interested in participating and have accessibility requirements, please let us know at

Register for the 2023 Rockville City Academy

2023 Event Schedule

The City Academy is four sessions. The sessions last no more than two hours.

 SessionDate Subject
Session 1Thursday - May 4, 2023
7:00 PM
Rockville City Hall 
111 Maryland Ave. 
Understanding the City of Rockville Government: You will learn how the city operates, how decisions are made, and how to voice your opinion and get involved.
Session 2Tuesday - May 9, 2023
7:00 PM
Rockville City Hall  
111 Maryland Ave. 
Housing and Community Development: You will learn from those who provide services to the vulnerable in our community how the city is helping individuals to maximize access to opportunities, helping families and children, affordable housing, and how you can be part of transforming lives.
Session 3Thursday - May 11, 2023
7:00 PM
Rockville Police Station
2 W Montgomery Ave.  
Community-Friendly Police: You will learn how the Rockville City Police Department is committed to keep your community safe by providing effective, fair, impartial and unbiased community policing that serves everyone in Rockville 
Session 4Saturday - May 13, 2023
9:30 AM 
Rockville City Hall 
111 Maryland Ave.  
Learn all about Public Works: You will learn how the city is helping the community and the Environment. Learn about our water system and more.