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.  Please visit the Special Programs Website.   

    High School Options Fairs

    Hear an overview of the Consortia high schools and the Choice process. 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.

         

    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 DCC Choice process, and the consortium high schools.

    Deadline for all applications: Friday, November 5, 2021

    Open Houses
    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
     
     

     

    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. NEC Options Meeting will provide an overview of the Choice process and the consortium high schools.  

    Deadline for all applications: Friday, November 5, 2021

    Open Houses
    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