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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

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Archive information for the 2019-2020 School Year

*****The Center for Enriched Studies review process for Grade 3 students is underway.  Due to further MCPS closures, the CES results have been delayed.  Results were mailed to homes on April 29, 2020.  Please allow five days for the mail to arrive. 

2020 CES FAQS

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 September 15, 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

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Archive information from the 2019-2020 School Year is below.

 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 September 15, 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.

 *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)       

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Archive 2019-2020 School Year

2020 Regional/Countywide high school application program FAQS.

2020 Regional/Countywide high school Round 2 application information

Regional/Countywide high school application program results are available in the myMCPS Parent portal.  Score reports are posted in the myMCPS Parent portal. 

Regional/Countywide high school application program results were mailed to Grade 8 applicants on 1/31/2020.   Please allow five business days for the mailed letter to arrive at your home. 

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. 

    

More Information Here

High School Application Programs At A Glance for Grade 8 students entering high school in the 2020-2021 school year (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 15, 2020