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Downcounty Consortium (Consortium du Downcounty)(DCC)

Le Consortium du Downcounty inclut cinq lycées et leurs collèges et écoles élémentaires fournissant des élèves aux lycées—Blair, Einstein, Kennedy, Northwood, et Wheaton. Chaque lycée du DCC offre des programmes académiques distinctifs conçus pour capturer l'intérêt des élèves, incorporer le travail de cours académiques rigoureux, explorer des voies de carrières possibles et apporter la pertinence du monde réel à l'éducation des élèves. Chaque automne, les élèves actuels du Grade 8 qui vivent dans le secteur de la frontière géographique du DCC participeront au processus de Choice(Choix) de lycée. Les occasions sont disponibles pour les parents et les élèves pour en apprendre plus sur le processus de Choice(Choix) et examiner les offres d'académie uniques dans le DCC.

Downcounty Consortium Highlights  

NEW THIS YEAR: Submit your high school choices online!

Grade 8 DCC families - Thank you for submitting your Round 1 Choices electronically!  Assignment letters will be mailed home in late January 2018.  

For those students new to the DCC area and students who attend a DCC school who live outside of the consortium boundaries, directions on how to participate in Round 2 of the lottery will be mailed home in mid January 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions? click here (English, Espanol)

Change of Choice 

Current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who would like to request a change to a different DCC high school may complete this form.  

The form must be signed by the student and parent/guardian and received by the DCCAPS office by February 9, 2018.  Notifications will be mailed home at the end of March 2018.  

DCC High School Registration Night

Due to inclement weather, DCC high schools will have the registration night on February 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the assigned location.  

Enroll in DCC

Do you live within the DCC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?
Contact us at 240-740-2540.


For additional information about the Choice process and/or the DCC, contact your child's school counselor, or call Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services(DCCAPS) office at 240-740-2540.


Blair High School

Academy Programs

  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management
  • Human Service Professions
  • International Studies & Law
  • Media, Music, and The Arts
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

More about academy programs at Blair HS  

Application-Only Programs

Albert Einstein High School

Academy Programs

  • International Baccalaureate Program
  • Finance, Business Management and Marketing
  • Renaissance
  • Visual and Performing Arts

More about the academy programs at Einstein HS

Application-Only Programs

John F. Kennedy High School

Academy Programs

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • Media Communications Academy
  • Health Careers Academy
  • Business Management Academy
  • Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)

More about academy programs at Kennedy HS 

Application-Only Programs


Northwood High School

Academy Programs

  • Technology, Environmental, and Systems Sciences (TESS)
  • Humanities, Arts, and Media (HAM)
  • Politics, Advocacy, and Law (PAL)
  • Musical Theatre and Dance
  • Montgomery College Middle College

More about academy programs at Northwood HS

Wheaton High School

Academy Programs

  • Bioscience Academy (PLTW)
  • Engineering Academy (PLTW)
  • Information Technology (AOIT)
  • Institute for Global and Cultural Studies(IGCS)

More about academy programs at Wheaton HS

Application-Only Programs

All About the Choice Process

The Downcounty Consortium (DCC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the five high schools in the DCC.

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