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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 were mailed a personalized letter regarding the Choice process and submitting high school choices online.  Parents and their Grade 8 child can submit their preferred high school choices using a computer or smartphone. Questions? click here (English, Espanol)

DCC High School Options Fair!

Monday, September 18, 2017
Northwood High School, 919 University Blvd, West, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 
Springbrook High School, 201 Valley Brook Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904  

Information will be identical at both meetings

Unable to attend?  Please review the material below
DCC Options Fair Powerpoint 
DCC Options Fair Summary Sheet

DCC Open House Dates 

Montgomery Blair High School - Wednesday, October 4

John F Kennedy High School - Thursday, October 12  

Wheaton High School - Thursday, October 19 

Northwood High School - Thursday, October 26 

Albert Einstein High School - Monday, October 30

All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

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
  • 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.

Montgomery County Public Schools

Contact MCPS

Call: 301-309-6277 | Spanish Hotline: 301-230-3073
E-mail: ASKMCPS@mcpsmd.org

Contact Employee & Retiree Services Center

Call: 301-517-8100 | E-mail: ersc@mcpsmd.org

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