Center for Enriched Studies (CES) Parent Information Meeting @ Kennedy HS, 7:00 pm

When: Monday, November 13, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 3 Students:


Information regarding the Center for Enriched Studies (formerly the Center for the Highly Gifted) was recently mailed directly to all parents of Grade 3 students in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  As stated in that letter, all Grade 3 students in your school will be centrally reviewed for potential candidacy for the CES rather than parents submitting an application.  MCPS offers both regional and local programs.  All Grade 3 students will be considered for a regional CES program, which is based on their address, unless they attend a school that houses a local program. 


Elementary schools that currently house a regional program include Lucy V. Barnsley, Chevy Chase, Clearspring, Cold Spring, Dr. Charles R. Drew, Fox Chapel, and Pine Crest/Oak View.

Elementary schools that currently house a local program include:  Rachel Carson, Piney Branch, Spark Matsunaga, and Stonegate.   


Students who demonstrate an overall above average academic profile will be considered for one of the seats in the CES.  You will be notified in late January as to whether your child will be considered for the CES.  Upon notification, you will have the option of requesting or declining CES testing.  Testing will occur in February 2017, at your child’s school, with selection results occurring in March.  


There will be two CES parent information meetings beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:


November 13, 2017  Parent/Guardian Information Meeting at John F. Kennedy High School

                                          1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902

January 24, 2018    Parent/Guardian Information Meeting at Richard Montgomery High School

                        250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850



The same information will be presented at each meeting.  You are encouraged to attend the one that is most convenient for you.