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Admission Process (Regional/countywide programs)

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For Grade 3 Students

Information for the 2022-2023 school year

  • January 19, 2023 - Centers for Enriched Studies Parent Presentation - Livestreamed on MCPS website
  • No Application necessary for current MCPS students.  All grade 3 MCPS students will be centrally reviewed.
  • Late Spring  2023- Notification of results

Please see the CES Page for more detailed information about the CES Program, Central Review and Lottery Process.

Have additional questions?

  • Visit the CES Page
  • Contact the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services by emailing DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org  

Last Update: September 2, 2022

For Grade 5 Students

Information for the 2022-2023 school year

Middle School Regional Programs Timeline

  • November 2, 2022 - Middle School Magnet (Criteria Based) Parent Presentation - Livestreamed on MCPS website
  • No Application necessary for current MCPS students.  All grade 5 MCPS students will be centrally reviewed.
  • Mid January  2023- Notification of results
More information available on the Middle School Magnet (Criteria Based) Page

Program Specific Information 

Have additional questions? 

Last Update: September 2, 2022

For Grade 8 Students

Information for the 2022-2023 school year

Grade 8 High School Regional and Countywide Programs Timeline

  • September 21, 2022 - High School Preview Presentation - Broadcast on the MCPS website (available 9/21/22)
  • October 7, 2022-  Application opens on ParentVUE
  • November 4, 2022- Application deadline
  • First Week of February 2023- Notification of results
 Additional, information can be found on the Special Programs, High School page  

Have additional questions?

Contact Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services by emailing DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org 

Last Update: September 2, 2022