Prospective Students

Northwood At A Glance

As part of the Montgomery County Public Schools' Downcounty Consortium, Northwood High School boasts a diverse population of 1600 students. The school collaborates with Montgomery College to provide students with opportunities to pursue higher education and personal growth.

Northwood's mission is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed in a rigorous curriculum, including the completion of a learning experience in a college-level environment.

Northwood hosts several smaller learning programs, known as academies. Students participate in a hybrid 7-period-block schedule. 


Course Bulletin

MCPS offers a host of rigorous classes. View Northwood's course bulletin to determine which classes best meet your education needs.


Graduation Requirements

View high school graduation requirements here.


Enrollment in MCPS

Children age 5 by September 1 and not age 21 on the first day of school are eligible for enrollment.

If the child is not a U.S. citizen and has not attended a U.S. school continuously for the past two years, or is a U.S. citizen who has been attending a non-U.S. school overseas, contact the International Student Admissions office at 301-230-0686.

If the child does not live with a parent or legal guardian, contact the Enrollment and Attendance Compliance office at 301-315-7324

Identify and contact the school

You should register at the child's local school. To determine what the local school is for a specific address, call the School Boundary Information Line at 240-314-4710 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.

Verify age, identity, residency, and immunization compliance

Parents registering their children for the first time in a Montgomery County public school must provide proof of age, identity, county residency and immunizations, unless homeless. Required immunizations must be completed within 20 days of registration.

Students who have previously attended school should bring their latest report card, if available. Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP).

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