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Admission Process (Regional/countywide programs)

New information for the 2020-2021 school year is here!  Please see below by grade level.

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 2020-2021 school year is here!

The admissions process for the Centers for Enriched Studies will open in second semester.  The admissions process uses multiple criteria and begins with the universal review of each Grade 3 student. Parents and their Grade 3 student will receive information and admission information directly in January 2021.  Parents are encouraged to learn more about the enriched and accelerated opportunities at your local elementary school. 

For questions about the admission process, send an email to DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org

2020 CES FAQS  (School Year 2019-2020)

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.   

Have additional questions?

For additional information, contact the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services by emailing DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org  

Updated September 21, 2020

For Grade 5 Students

Documents and information

New information for the 2020-2021

The admissions process for the middle school regional programs at Eastern, Clemente, King and Takoma Park Middle Schools will open in second semester (early February). The admissions process uses multiple criteria and begins with the universal review of each Grade 5 student. Parents and their Grade 5 student will receive meeting and admission information directly in December 2020. Questions can be emailed to DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org

Middle School Magnet (Criteria Based) Process-  Frequently Asked Questions  (School Year 2019-2020)

     

 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 by emailing DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org 

Updated September 21, 2020

For Grade 8 Students

Documents and information  

New information for the 2020-2021 school year is here!

Parents and their Grade 8 student(s) are invited to attend the High School Regional/Countywide Application Program Preview Presentation (Virtual) on September 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (English) and 7 p.m. in Spanish (Español). Watch on the MCPS Website: www.mcpsmd.org. This presentation will also be made available as a recording to parents and students.

Recordings:  EnglishEspañol

The presentation will also be available on the following Cable channels at dates and time listed above.

 

  •  English: 34 (Comcast), 36 (Verizon), 89 (RCN)
  • Spanish: 33 (Comcast), 35 (Verizon), 88 (RCN) 

 *New: High School Application Programs At A Glance, Eligibility and Open House Dates for Grade 8-  2021-2022 Options (posted 9/16/20) (List by High School Cluster)       

2020 Regional/Countywide high school application program FAQS. (From school year 2019-2020)

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

Updated September 21, 2020