High School Programs

  • Application (Magnet) Programs  
  • Options Fairs  
  • Downcounty Consortium  
  • Northeast Consortium  
  • High School Application (Magnet) Programs

    All high schools offer challenging courses that include Honors, Advanced Placement and other advanced-level curricula. In addition, students may apply to the programs listed below.

    Date & Time Meeting Location Magnet Program(s) Application Deadline Forms

    Monday, October 8:

    Two sessions:  Try to attend the one corresponding to your last name:

    5:00 pm; A - M 7:00 pm: N - Z

    Poolesville HS

     

    Friday, November 2, 2018 Applications forms and instructions

    Monday, October 8, 7 p.m.

     

     

    Montgomery Blair HS Science, Mathematics, Computer Science Magnet Friday, November 2, 2018 Applications forms and instructions

    Thursday, October 11, 7 p.m.

     

     

    Richard Montgomery HS   International Baccalaureate Friday, November 2, 2018 Applications forms and instructions
    Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 p.m. Wheaton HS    Friday, November 2, 2018  Contact the school

    Monday, October 15, 7 p.m.

     

     

    Montgomery Blair HS Communication Arts Program (CAP) Friday, November 2, 2018 Contact the school

    Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m. 

     

     

    John F. Kennedy HS Leadership Training Institute (LTI) Friday, November 2, 2018 Contact the school
    Wednesday, October 10, 7 p.m. Thomas Edison HS of Technology     Contact the school
    Call for an appointment

    Albert Einstein HS

    Visual Art Center   Contact the school

    High School Options Fairs

    Hear an overview of the Consortia high schools and the Choice process. Learn more about other high school program options, such as magnet application programs, the Thomas Edison High School for Technology (TEHST), and the Visual Arts Center (VAC). Both DCC and NEC information will be available at each of the evenings. Parents and students should plan to attend one evening. Evening schedules will be mailed to homes of DCC and NEC Grade 8 students in mid-September.

    Date & Time Meeting Location Who Should Attend?
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    7-9 p.m.

    Spanish presentation available.

    Paint Branch High School Grade 8 students, including those in private schools, who reside in the Downcounty (DCC) or Northeast Consortium (NEC) attend area
    Monday, October 1, 2018
    7-9 p.m

    Spanish presentation available.

    Albert Einstein High School  Grade 8 students, including those in private schools, who reside in the Downcounty (DCC) or Northeast Consortium (NEC) attend area

    High School Consortia: Downcounty Consortium

    Downcounty Consortium (DCC) for Current Grade 8 students

    The Downcounty Consortium (DCC) includes five high schools— Blair, Einstein, Kennedy, Northwood, and Wheaton. Grade 8 students who live within the DCC attendance area participate in the Choice process each fall where they rank order the high schools in order of interest based on the academy programs.  Grade 8 students attending a DCC middle school on approved change of school assignment (transfer) may participate in Round Two of Choice .

    Parents and Grade 8 students can learn more about high school option in information meetings and open houses. HS Options Meetings provide an overview of the Choice process, the consortium high schools, and special program options, including: countywide magnet application programs, Thomas Edison High School for Technology, Visual Arts Center, Communication Arts Program, Leadership Training Institute.

    Deadline for all applications: Friday, November 2, 2018

    Open Houses, Fall 2018
    Who Should Attend
     
    For parents of students living inside the DCC attendance area, including non-MCPS/private school parents, or attending a DCC middle school on transfer.
    Description
     
    Parents and Grade 8 students are encouraged to attend each open house to learn about the programs at that school.
    Registration Required?
     
    No
    Dates and Locations
     
     
    Non-MCPS Student Enrollment Night
    Who Should Attend
     
    For parents of students currently attending private/home schools
    Description
     

    This night is designed to enroll new students into MCPS who are interested in participating in the Choice process. This is NOT an information meeting.

    Parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend the evening information meeting and all Open Houses to receive information about the different middle schools in the MSMC.

    Please call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services at 240-740-2540 to receive detailed information about documents necessary for enrollment into MCPS and to register for this enrollment night.

    Registration Required?
     
    Yes. Call to register: 240-740-2540
    Date and Location
     

    October 30, 2018 at 4:30 -7:00 p.m. —
    Spring Mill Field Office
    11721 Kemp Mill Road
    Silver Spring 20902

    • Spanish presentation available at all meetings.

     

    High School Consortia: Northeast Consortium

    Northeast Consortium (NEC) for Current Grade 8 students

    The Northeast Consortium (NEC) includes three high schools—Blake, Paint Branch, and Springbrook. Each campus offers a comprehensive high school curriculum plus a distinctive Signature Program. Students attending any of the five NEC middle schools may select a high school through the Choice process. Students attending a NEC middle school on approved change of school assignment (transfer) may participate in Round Two of Choice.

    Parents and Grade 8 students can learn more about high school option in information meetings and open houses. HS Options Meetings provide an overview of the Choice process, the consortium high schools, and special program options, including: countywide magnet application programs, Thomas Edison High School for Technology, Visual Arts Center.

    Deadline for all applications: Friday, November 2, 2018

    Open Houses, Fall 2018
    Who Should Attend
     
    For parents of students living inside the NEC attendance area, including non-MCPS/private school parents, or attending a NEC middle school on transfer.
    Description
     
    Parents and Grade 8 students are encouraged to attend each open house to learn about the programs at that school.
    Registration Required?
     
    No
    Dates and Locations
     
    • Spanish presentation available at all meetings.
     
    Non-MCPS Student Enrollment Night
    Who Should Attend
     
    For parents of students currently attending private/home schools
    Description
     

    This night is designed to enroll new students into MCPS who are interested in participating in the Choice process. This is NOT an information meeting.

    Parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend the evening information meeting and all Open Houses to receive information about the different middle schools in the MSMC.

    Please call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services at 240-740-2540 to receive detailed information about documents necessary for enrollment into MCPS and to register for this enrollment night.

    Registration Required?
     
    Yes. Call to register: 240-740-2540
    Date and Location
     

    October 30, 2018 at 4:30-7:00 p.m.
    Spring Mill Field Office
    11721 Kemp Mill Road
    Silver Spring 20902

    • Spanish presentation available at all meetings.