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Downcounty Consortium (Consortium du Downcounty)(DCC)


Le Consortium du Downcounty inclut cinq lycées et leurs collèges et écoles élémentaires fournissant des élèves aux lycées—Blair, Einstein, Kennedy, Northwood, et Wheaton. Chaque lycée du DCC offre des programmes académiques distinctifs conçus pour capturer l'intérêt des élèves, incorporer le travail de cours académiques rigoureux, explorer des voies de carrières possibles et apporter la pertinence du monde réel à l'éducation des élèves. Chaque automne, les élèves actuels du Grade 8 qui vivent dans le secteur de la frontière géographique du DCC participeront au processus de Choice(Choix) de lycée. Les occasions sont disponibles pour les parents et les élèves pour en apprendre plus sur le processus de Choice(Choix) et examiner les offres d'académie uniques dans le DCC.

Downcounty Consortium Highlights  

High School Options Fair Information Meeting

September 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Paint Branch High School
14121 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866

October 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm *
Albert Einstein High School
11135 Newport Mill Road
Kensington, MD 20895

* Does your DCC student have an IEP?  Please attend a special education information meeting at 5:30 pm on October 1 at Albert Einstein HS *

Open House Schedule

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Montgomery Blair High School
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - Albert Einstein High School
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Northwood High School *Montgomery College Middle College (MC2) program meeting at 6:30 pm*
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Wheaton High School *Biomedical and Engineering Application Only program meeting at 6:30 pm*
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - John F. Kennedy High School 

All Open Houses begin at 7 pm in the school auditorium  

Appeal Information 

Appeals are due to the DCC Office by April 6, 2018.  Please review the attachment for information regarding the appeal process. 

Grade 7 DCC Parent Night

Thank you for attending!  Please review the Powerpoint and summary sheet

Enroll in DCC

Do you live within the DCC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?
Contact us at 240-740-2540.

Questions?

For additional information about the Choice process and/or the DCC, contact your child's school counselor, or call Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services(DCCAPS) office at 240-740-2540.

 

Blair High School

Academy Programs

  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management
  • Human Service Professions
  • International Studies & Law
  • Media, Music, and The Arts
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

More about academy programs at Blair HS  

Application-Only Programs

Albert Einstein High School

Academy Programs

  • International Baccalaureate Program
  • Finance, Business Management and Marketing
  • Renaissance
  • Visual and Performing Arts

More about the academy programs at Einstein HS

Application-Only Programs

John F. Kennedy High School

Academy Programs

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • Broadcast Journalism and Communications Academy
  • Health Professions Academy
  • Business Administration and Management Academy
  • Teacher Academy of Maryland 
  • Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)

More about academy programs at Kennedy HS

Signature/Application-Only Programs

 

Northwood High School

Academy Programs

  • Technology, Environmental, and Systems Sciences (TESS)
  • Humanities, Arts, and Media (HAM)
  • Politics, Advocacy, and Law (PAL)
  • Music, Theatre and Dance (AMTAD)
  • Montgomery College Middle College
  • Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Education (FAME)

More about academy programs at Northwood HS

Wheaton High School

Academy Programs

  • Bioscience Academy (PLTW)
  • Engineering Academy (PLTW)
  • Information Technology (AOIT)
  • Global Studies (GSA) 

More about academy programs at Wheaton HS

Application-Only Programs

All About the Choice Process

The Downcounty Consortium (DCC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the five high schools in the DCC.

Montgomery County Public Schools

Contact MCPS

Call: 301-309-6277 | Spanish Hotline: 301-230-3073
E-mail: ASKMCPS@mcpsmd.org

Contact Employee & Retiree Services Center

Call: 301-517-8100 | E-mail: ersc@mcpsmd.org

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