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Enrollment is done in person at your child’s home school. You must bring proof of age, identity, county residency and immunizations. If your child has previously attended school you should bring a copy of their latest report card.
To find your child’s home school, call the Boundary Information Line at (240) 314-4710. You will be asked to provide your home address.
School Assignment Locator
Parents who wish to have their child transferred to a different school must fill out the Change of School Assignment Form. The form must be turned in at your child’s home school. Requests will then be approved or denied by a field office.
Change of School Assignment Booklet & Form
Prekindergarten/Head Start programs are available for children who will be four years old by September 1st and whose families meet income eligibility requirements. There are also limited spaces available for eligible children who will be three years old by September 1st. For more information please call 301-230-0676.
Prekindergarten and Head Start Program Enrollment and Registration Information
Division of Early Childhood Programs and Services
Adult education/GED classes are conducted through Montgomery College instead of MCPS.
Montgomery College Workforce Development and Continuing Education
You should contact the International Student Admissions Office at 301-230-0686. International students may enroll at any time.
Residency and International Admissions
A guide to the county’s special programs is available. Questions about these programs may be directed to the Department of Enriched and Innovative Instruction at 301-279-8529.
MCPS does not offer before and after-care. You can locate child care through the Maryland Child Care Resource Network or by calling 301-279.1773. Some organizations rent space at individual schools; contact your school to see if programs are being held there.
Maryland Child Care Resource Network
You can find pre-approved Student Service Learning opportunities through Montgomery County’s Volunteer Center.
Montgomery County Volunteer Center Database
Student Service Learning (SSL)
You can contact the Department of Special Education at (240) 740-3900.
Special Education Information
You can contact the office of your child’s home school.
If your child is a current MCPS student or if they graduated within the last year, their records are held at their school . If they graduated more than one year ago, you can contact the Central Records Office at 301-320-7301.
Central Records Office
To resolve school-related issues, it is important to first contact your child’s teacher or counselor directly. If you are unable to achieve a resolution, contact the school’s administration. If you are still having difficulties, you may contact the Community Superintendent who oversees the school.
School closing information will be posted to the front page of the school system’s web site [website] as soon as it is available. You can call 301-279-3673 for a recorded message. Information will also be provided to local media.
MCPS Home Page
Please call ASK MCPS at 301-279-3100; they will provide you with any available information. Information may also be posted to the MCPS web page.
You can volunteer by contacting your child’s school directly. Other volunteer opportunities may be available through the Department of Family and Community Partnerships. You can reach DFCP at 301-279-3100.
Please contact the Department of Materials Management at 301-279-3348.
Please contact the Department of Transportation at 301-840-8140.
Department of Transportation
Facilities rental is handled by the Montgomery County government’s Interagency Coordinating Board (ICB). You can contact ICB at 240-777-2702.
You can find locate specific employees or offices using the Staff Directory.