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Application Programs: News, Forms, and Deadlines

Some competitive programs with a limited number of seats require that students complete an application and meet specific admissions criteria. This may include a written application or the submission of additional materials such as a portfolio.  Some programs accept applications countywide, while others accept applications from designated regions of the county. They are called “application programs.”

For specific information, click on the tab below with the current grade level of your child. 

For Grade 3 Students

  • Due date was Friday, November 6, 2015
  •   Testing for current MCPS students takes place in your child's elementary schools during regular school hours.  Non-MCPS students will be tested at a central location.
  • Teacher forms and general information

Who is this information for?

Have additional questions?

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

Updated November 2015 

For Grade 5 Students

Documents and information

  • Deadline for all programs was Friday, November 6, 2015.
  • Due to emergency weather conditions, notification letters will be mailed out to applicants during the week of February 8, 2016.
  • Information about Appeals

Who is this information for?

The documents and information listed are for Grade 5 students applying to these programs

More information: Contact Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services, at 301-592-2040.

Updated February 10, 2016

For Grade 8 Students

Documents and information 

  • Deadline for all programs was Friday, November 6, 2015.
  • Due to emergency weather conditions, notification letters will be mailed out to applicants during the week of February 8, 2016.
  • Information about Appeals

Who is this information for?

The documents and information listed are for Grade 8 students applying to these programs

More information: Contact Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services, at 301-592-2040.

Updated January 30, 2015

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