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High School Programs

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

Grade 8

Parents/guardians of Grade 8 Students – the High School Regional/Countywide Application closed on Friday 11/13.

Instructions on how to change the language in ParentVUE.   ¿Cómo cambio el idioma en ParentVUE?

*NewFAQs (updated on 11/30/2020).  

Letter sent to families on 11/30/2020 with program updates.

*New:  A follow up email was sent to all private school families.  Please be on the look out.  (12/4/2020).   

The application overview.

Parents and their Grade 8 student(s) were invited to attend the High School Regional/Countywide Application Program Preview Presentation (Virtual) on September 23, 2020 the recordings are here: English, Español

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)    

Last updated December 4, 2020     


Grade 9-11

*NewGrade 9-11 - Upper Grades HS Programs At A Glance for Eligibility and Open House Dates 2021-2022 Options (posted 10/5/20)  

Flyer for Grades 9-11.


*Updated: The Grade 9-11 Application is closed as of  November 9, 2020.  

Last updated November 9, 2020     

Application (Magnet)



Schools with this program


Application Programs - Countywide


Global Ecology House

  • Poolesville HS

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

  • Richard Montgomery HS (Countywide)

Visual Art Center

  • Albert Einstein HS

Application Programs - Regional


Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Magnet

  • Montgomery Blair HS
  • Poolesville HS

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

  • John F. Kennedy HS
  • Springbrook HS 
  • Watkins Mill HS 

Humanities House

  • Poolesville HS

Application Programs - Consortia


Biomedical Program 

  • Wheaton HS

Communication Arts Program (CAP)

  • Montgomery Blair HS

Engineering Program 

  • Wheaton HS

Leadership Training Institute (LTI)

  • John F. Kennedy




Schools with this program


Downcounty Consortium (DCC)  

  • Montgomery Blair
  • Albert Einstein
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Northwood
  • Wheaton

Northeast Consortium (NEC)  

  • James Hubert Blake High School
  • Paint Branch High School
  • Springbrook High School

Local School


Schools with this program

Signature programs

  • James Hubert Blake
  • Winston Churchill
  • Clarksburg
  • Damascus
  • Gaithersburg
  • Walter Johnson
  • Magruder
  • Northwest
  • Paint Branch
  • Quince Orchard
  • Rockville
  • Seneca Valley
  • Sherwood
  • Springbrook
  • Wootton

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Note: The IB program at Richard Montgomery HS is an application (magnet) program

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase
  • Albert Einstein
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Richard Montgomery
  • Rockville
  • Seneca Valley
  • Springbrook
  • Watkins Mill

Middle Years Programme

  • Bethesda Chevy Chase
  • Richard Montgomery 
  • John F. Kennedy (IB Candidate School)
  • Springbrook
  • Watkins Mill 
  • Seneca Valley (IB Candidate School)

Regional Career-Related

Thomas Edison High School of Technology 

Career Programs:

  • Arts, Humanities, Media, & Communication
  • Biosciences, Health Sciences, & Medicine
  • Human & Consumer Services, Hospitality & Tourism
  • Information Technologies
  • Construction & Development
  • Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics