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High School Programs

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: English, Español

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. (School year 2019-2020)

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 

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