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Application Forms

Some competitive programs with a limited number of seats require that students complete an application and meet specific admissions criteria. This may include a written application or the submission of additional materials such as a portfolio.  Some programs accept applications countywide, while others accept applications from designated regions of the county. They are called “application programs.”

For specific information, click on the tab below with the current grade level of your child.

For Grade 3 Students

  

Documents and information  

New information for the 2019-2020 School Year for Current MCPS Grade 3 Students    

Learn about the enrichment in the Centers for Enriched Studies and Local Elementary Schools 

Parent Information Meeting Recording

January 15, 2020 in the Gaithersburg High School auditorium at 6:00 pm  

(this meeting will be in both English and Spanish and be live streamed) 

There is no application for current Grade 3 students. All Grade 3 parents and students enrolled in MCPS will be sent a letter in mid-January giving students the option to test in order to be considered for the Centers for Enriched Studies (CES).   

Private and home school student should click here to apply.  Contact your neighborhood elementary school in early January to arrange for testing.  Testing will take place at your neighborhood elementary school.  Applicants must secure an MCPS Student ID in order to assess for the program. MCPS Student ID must best obtained from your neighborhood elementary school. To find your neighborhood elementary school use the School Assignment Tool.  The deadline for the private and home school application is Friday, February 7, 2020.  

CES FAQs (posted 12/2019) 

Who is this information for?

The documents and information listed are for Grade 3 students seeking more information about the Center for Enriched Studies.

  • Elementary schools that currently house a regional program include Lucy V. Barnsley, Chevy Chase, Clearspring, Cold Spring, Dr. Charles R. Drew, Fox Chapel, Mill Creek Towne, Oak View and Pine Crest.

  • Elementary schools that currently house a local program include:  Rachel Carson, Piney Branch, Spark Matsunaga, and Stonegate.   

Centers for Enriched Studies & CogAT®- Frequently Asked Questions     Updated March 29, 2019

CES Meeting PowerPoint Presentation  November 2017

CES Selection Committee PowerPoint Spring 2017

About the Center for Enriched Studies

Have additional questions?

For additional information, contact the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services at 240-740-2540.

Updated January 16, 2020

For Grade 5 Students

Documents and information

 Who is this information for?

The documents and information listed are for Grade 5 students and their parents

More information: Contact Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services, at 240-740-2540.

Updated January 2020

For Grade 8 Students

Documents and information  

2019-2020 School Year

Grade 8 application program deadline was Friday, 11/1/19. The link is closed. 

Grade 9-11 application program deadline was Friday, 12/13/19. The links are now closed. 

Results for all programs will be posted in late January 2020.               

More Information Here

High School Application Programs At A Glance for Grade 8-  2020-2021 Options (posted 9/19/19) 

High School Application for Grade 8 FAQ (posted 10/4/19)

Letter from Chief Academic Officer to Families of Grade 8 Students.

Letter from Associate Superintendent of OCIP to Families of Grade 8 Students.

High School Preview Night Flyer in English and Spanish.  

September 19, 2019 High School Preview Night Presentations in English and Spanish

  • English PowerPoint
  • Spanish PowerPoint
  • Information on how to apply to High School Regional/Countywide Application Programs for current MCPS students (Application opens in October)
  • Information on how to apply to High School Regional/Countywide Application Programs for private or home schooled students who reside in Montgomery County (Application opens in October)
  • List of High School Regional/Countywide Application Programs Parent Information Meeting Dates

 

2018-2019 School Year

High School Magnet/Application programs FAQs 

CogAT® Student narratives can be found on the MyMCPS parent portal.

Acceptance/decline decisions are due to the respective program coordinator on Friday, February 22, 2019.  

Appeal letters are due to the respective program coordinator on Friday, February 22, 2019.  

                              

Who is this information for?

The documents and information listed are for Grade 8 students applying to these programs

  • Northeast Consortium (about this program
  • College and Career Programs (about this program) **the 2019-2020 application for these programs will be available in mid-October.    

More information: Contact Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services, at 240-740-2540.

Updated September 17, 2019