Downcounty Consortium (DCC)

The Downcounty Consortium includes five high schools and their feeder middle and elementary schools—Blair, Einstein, Kennedy, Northwood, and Wheaton. Each DCC high school offers distinctive academy programs designed to capture students’ interest, incorporate rigorous academic course work, explore possible career pathways, and bring real world relevance to students’ education. More about the DCC

Questions?

Contact your child's school counselor, call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services(DCCAPS) at 240-740-2540, or e-mail our staff.

Si desea información en español favor llamar al (240) 740-2540.

 

 

Downcounty Consortium Highlights  

NEW THIS YEAR: Submit your high school choices online!

Grade 8 DCC families - Thank you for submitting your Round 2 Choices electronically!  Assignment letters were mailed home in March 2018.  

Frequently Asked Questions? click here (English, Espanol)

Appeal Information 

Appeals are due to the DCC Office by April 6, 2018.  Please review the attachment for information regarding the appeal process. 

Grade 7 DCC Parent Night

Thank you for attending!  Please review the Powerpoint and summary sheet

Enroll in DCC

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

Questions?

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
  • Broadcast Journalism and Communications Academy
  • Health Professions Academy
  • Business Administration and Management Academy
  • Teacher Academy of Maryland 
  • Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)

More about academy programs at Kennedy HS

Signature/Application-Only Programs

 

Northwood High School

Academy Programs

  • Technology, Environmental, and Systems Sciences (TESS)
  • Humanities, Arts, and Media (HAM)
  • Politics, Advocacy, and Law (PAL)
  • Music, Theatre and Dance (AMTAD)
  • Montgomery College Middle College
  • Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Education (FAME)

More about academy programs at Northwood HS

Wheaton High School

Academy Programs

  • Bioscience Academy (PLTW)
  • Engineering Academy (PLTW)
  • Information Technology (AOIT)
  • Global Studies (GSA) 

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.