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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 301-592-2040, or e-mail our staff.

Si desea información en español favor llamar al 301-592-2040.

 

 

Downcounty Consortium Highlights  

Welcome Back to Another Exciting School Year!

The DCC will hold evening Options Fair meetings in the fall. The Options Fairs will focus on information about the high school Choice process and the five DCC high schools and their Academy programs. Parents and students will also have the opportunity to learn about application programs available to all Grade 8 students. The information presented each evening will be identical so pick one to attend:

Monday, September 22, 7:00-9:00 pm at Northwood High School
(DCC special education presentation at 6:00 pm)

Monday, September 29, 7:00-9:00 pm James Hubert Blake HS

Please view the Powerpoint presentation here 
Por favor vea la presentación aqui
Summary Sheet Handout   

Open Houses

DCC high schools will host open houses highlighting their Academy programs and other features of each school. Each open house will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

Thursday, October 2   Wheaton HS
Monday, October 6     Northwood HS
Thursday, October 9   Montgomery Blair HS
Monday, October 20   John F. Kennedy HS
Monday, October 27   Albert Einstein HS 

Appeals

The deadline to submit an appeal was April, 2014.  If you feel that you have a compelling reason to submit an appeal, mail or deliver it to:

The Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services (DCCAPS)
11721 Kemp Mill Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and optional appeal form 

Mas informatión sobre apelación para DCC:
Preguntas frecuentes y Formulario de apelación (opcional)  

Enroll in DCC

Do you live within the DCC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?
Contact us at 301-592-2040.

(Posted on 11/16/11)

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 301-592-2040.

 

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

More about academy programs at Northwood HS 

Wheaton High School

Academy Programs

  • Biosciences & Health Professions
  • Engineering
  • 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. 

  •  Milestones Program Booklet (3.76M PDF)
  •  Milestones Spanish 2013 (1.32M PDF)

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