St. Mary's County Public Schools is a school system that offers educational classes to more than 16,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12. It operates several elementary, middle and high schools. The school district maintains food services, maintenance, operations and transportation departments. The district offers various sports programs that include wrestling, basketball, tennis, football, golf, softball and baseball. St. Mary's County Public Schools campuses provide academic programs that focus on the development of reading, language arts and math skills in lower grades. Each institution teaches history, geography and science. The schools also provide instructions in computer applications, music, industrial arts, and health and physical education in higher grades. The district s schools additionally offer counseling services to students. St. Mary's County Public Schools has one of its educational facilities in Helen, Md.