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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

Documents and information for 2014-2015 school year 

  •  If your Grade 3 child is scheduled to take the test for the Center Program for the Highly Gifted on Monday, January 26, please see the plans if there is a delayed opening or school closing: 
    Plans for Monday, January 26 regarding testing– 
    - If schools are open on time Monday– testing will take place first thing 
    - If schools are on a 2Hr Delay OR are Closed Monday, the test will be given the next regular school day*
    *NOTE: Testing will not take place  if there is a two-hour delay on Tuesday, January 27. 

  •  Application due date was Friday, November 7, 2014 
  •   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 2014 

For Grade 5 Students

Documents and information

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 November 12, 2014

For Grade 8 Students

Documents and information 

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 November 12, 2014

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