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High School Programs

High School Application (Magnet) Programs

All high schools offer challenging courses that include Honors, Advanced Placement and other advanced-level curricula. In addition, students may apply to the programs listed below.

Date & Time Meeting Location Magnet Program(s) Application Deadline Forms

Monday, October 2:

Two sessions:  Try to attend the one corresponding to your last name:

5:00 pm; A - M 7:00 pm: N - Z

Poolesville HS

 

Friday, November 3, 2017 Applications forms and instructions

Monday, October 9, 7 p.m.

 

 

Montgomery Blair HS Science, Mathematics, Computer Science Magnet Friday, November 3, 2017 Applications forms and instructions

Tuesday, October 24, 7 p.m.

 

 

Richard Montgomery HS   International Baccalaureate Friday, November 3, 2017 Applications forms and instructions
Thursday, October 19, 6:30 p.m. Wheaton HS    Friday, November 3, 2017  Contact the school

Monday, October 23, 7 p.m.

 

 

Montgomery Blair HS Communication Arts Program (CAP) Friday, November 3, 2017 Contact the school

Thursday, October 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Open House

 

 

John F. Kennedy HS Leadership Training Institute (LTI) Friday, November 3, 2017 Contact the school
Call for an appointment Thomas Edison HS of Technology     Contact the school
Call for an appointment

Albert Einstein HS

Visual Art Center   Contact the school

High School Options Fairs

Hear an overview of the Consortia high schools and the Choice process. Learn more about other high school program options, such as magnet application programs, the Thomas Edison High School for Technology (TEHST), and the Visual Arts Center (VAC). Both DCC and NEC information will be available at each of the evenings. Parents and students should plan to attend one evening. Evening schedules will be mailed to homes of DCC and NEC Grade 8 students in mid-September.

Date & Time Meeting Location Who Should Attend?
Monday, September 18, 2017
7-9 p.m.

Spanish presentation available.

Northwood High School Grade 8 students, including those in private schools, who reside in the Downcounty (DCC) or Northeast Consortium (NEC) attend area
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7-9 p.m

Spanish presentation available.

Paint Branch High School  Grade 8 students, including those in private schools, who reside in the Downcounty (DCC) or Northeast Consortium (NEC) attend area

High School Consortia: Downcounty Consortium

Downcounty Consortium (DCC) for Current Grade 8 students

The Downcounty Consortium (DCC) includes five high schools— Blair, Einstein, Kennedy, Northwood, and Wheaton. Grade 8 students who live within the DCC attendance area participate in the Choice process each fall where they rank order the high schools in order of interest based on the academy programs.  Grade 8 students attending a DCC middle school on approved change of school assignment (transfer) may participate in Round Two of Choice .

Parents and Grade 8 students can learn more about high school option in information meetings and open houses. HS Options Meetings provide an overview of the Choice process, the consortium high schools, and special program options, including: countywide magnet application programs, Thomas Edison High School for Technology, Visual Arts Center, Communication Arts Program, Leadership Training Institute.

Deadline for all applications: Friday, November 3, 2017

Open Houses, Fall 2017
Who Should Attend
 
For parents of students living inside the DCC attendance area, including non-MCPS/private school parents, or attending a DCC middle school on transfer.
Description
 
Parents and Grade 8 students are encouraged to attend each open house to learn about the programs at that school.
Registration Required?
 
No
Dates and Locations
 
 
Non-MCPS Student Enrollment Night
Who Should Attend
 
For parents of students currently attending private/home schools
Description
 

This night is designed to enroll new students into MCPS who are interested in participating in the Choice process. This is NOT an information meeting.

Parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend the evening information meeting and all Open Houses to receive information about the different middle schools in the MSMC.

Please call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services at 240-740-2540 to receive detailed information about documents necessary for enrollment into MCPS and to register for this enrollment night.

Registration Required?
 
Yes. Call to register: 240-740-2540
Date and Location
 

Wednesday, November 1 at 4:30 -7:30 p.m. —
Spring Mill Field Office
11721 Kemp Mill Road
Silver Spring 20902

  • Spanish presentation available at all meetings.

 

High School Consortia: Northeast Consortium

Northeast Consortium (NEC) for Current Grade 8 students

The Northeast Consortium (NEC) includes three high schools—Blake, Paint Branch, and Springbrook. Each campus offers a comprehensive high school curriculum plus a distinctive Signature Program. Students attending any of the five NEC middle schools may select a high school through the Choice process. Students attending a NEC middle school on approved change of school assignment (transfer) may participate in Round Two of Choice.

Parents and Grade 8 students can learn more about high school option in information meetings and open houses. HS Options Meetings provide an overview of the Choice process, the consortium high schools, and special program options, including: countywide magnet application programs, Thomas Edison High School for Technology, Visual Arts Center.

Deadline for all applications: Friday, November 3, 2017

Open Houses, Fall 2017
Who Should Attend
 
For parents of students living inside the NEC attendance area, including non-MCPS/private school parents, or attending a NEC middle school on transfer.
Description
 
Parents and Grade 8 students are encouraged to attend each open house to learn about the programs at that school.
Registration Required?
 
No
Dates and Locations
 
  • Spanish presentation available at all meetings.
 
Non-MCPS Student Enrollment Night
Who Should Attend
 
For parents of students currently attending private/home schools
Description
 

This night is designed to enroll new students into MCPS who are interested in participating in the Choice process. This is NOT an information meeting.

Parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend the evening information meeting and all Open Houses to receive information about the different middle schools in the MSMC.

Please call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services at 240-740-2540 to receive detailed information about documents necessary for enrollment into MCPS and to register for this enrollment night.

Registration Required?
 
Yes. Call to register: 240-740-2540
Date and Location
 

November 1 at 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Spring Mill Field Office
11721 Kemp Mill Road
Silver Spring 20902

  • Spanish presentation available at all meetings.

 

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