Gifted and Talented Program 

  • Acceleration of instruction  means that students are given a curriculum that is at a higher level above students current grade level; information is more complex and/or more rapidly covered   
  • Enrichment  is defined as giving students the opportunity to learn in greater depth and breadth   
  • Accelerated and enriched instruction aims to:
    •  provide all students capable of doing accelerated instruction or enriched work with the opportunity to do so

Strategies Implemented at CJMS

  • Differentiation 
  • Pre-assessments 
  • Formative assessment (i.e. exit cards, portfolios, Promethean ActiVotes) 
  • Anchor Activities 
  • Flexible Grouping 
  • Tiered Activities 

MCPS Accelerated and Enriched Instruction Web site:

Spanish translations are now available to be downloaded from the MCPS website.

Look under "special programs" under the "parents" section in the main section of the site.  Select the program you are interested in and the application should be available on each program's site.

Announcements and Workshops  

Cabin John will be offering the AMC8 test to interested students on November 14, 2017.  Students must sign up to take the test by Tuesday, October 10th.  Please sign up here: 

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

Practice problems can be found at:  

High School Magnet Information for 8th Grade Students  


High School Magnet Programs for the 2018-2019 School Year           



Interest Meeting  

Application Due  

Testing Date  

Montgomery Blair Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Magnet  

Monday, October 9, 2017, 7pm at Blair HS


Friday, November 3, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Additional information:          

Richard Montgomery International Baccalaureate Programs  

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7pm at RMHS

Friday, November 3, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Additional information:          

Poolesville Global Ecology Magnet Program  

Monday, October 2, 2017

Last name A-M Parent Information Meeting 5pm 

Last name N-Z - Parent Information Meeting 7pm

Friday, November 3, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Additional information:           

If you have any questions, or need help with the application process, please contact Mrs. Lisa Alderoty and Mrs. Addi Davis 


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