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Consortia, Choice, Language Immersion and Magnet Programs


MCPS offers a wide variety of specialized academic programs for students at all grade levels. Some programs are open only to students in the sponsoring school, while others are open to all students in the county. These programs have different entrance criteria and application processes.


Programs are categorized as countywide, regional, or local school programs. More about regions.

Consortia/Choice Programs

Middle school consortia (MSMC) and high school consortia (NEC and DCC) information available here.

Magnet Programs
    Language Immersion Programs

     Forms and information for immersion programs

    Toolkit for Schools

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Application (Magnet)

2016-2017 School Year News

  • Application forms
  • Application deadline is Friday, November 4, 2016.
  • Testing will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  Please see Application for details.

For additional information, contact the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services at 301-592-2040.

Elementary School application programs

Middle School application programs

High School application programs

Language Immersion

Deadlines and Forms

Elementary Immersion Programs

Middle School Immersion Programs

Consortia - Choice

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