The Downcounty Consortium includes five high schools and their feeder middle and elementary schools—Blair, Einstein, Kennedy, Northwood, and Wheaton. Each DCC high school offers distinctive academy programs designed to capture students’ interest, incorporate rigorous academic course work, explore possible career pathways, and bring real world relevance to students’ education. More about the DCC
Contact your student's school counselor, call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services(DCCAPS) at 240-740-2540, or via e-mail.
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Do you live within the DCC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?
The online process for enrollment starts at the link below. That is the first step in the process of registering and enrolling your student into MCPS. Once complete, you will be directed to our team to complete the Choice process and be assigned a school.
Please email DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org with any questions. Please allow 36 hours (or less) for a response.
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 or email DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org.
DCC HS Options Fair- (Recording English and Español)
Montgomery Blair HS - Open House Recording (Interactive Slide Deck) Wheaton HS - Open House Recording John F. Kennedy HS - Open House Recording (Resources) Albert Einstein HS - Open House Recording (Interactive Slide Deck) (Links to Recordings) Northwood HS -Open House Recording) (MC2 Program Information Video)
*Application programs hosted at these schools will be offering a separate presentation. See MCPS Special Programs website for details under Programs-At-A-Glance for dates and times. Visit https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/high/ in October to learn more.
An appeal process is in place for those who may have a unique and verifiable hardship or unforeseen circumstances that could warrant override the school assignment process. To appeal, you must submit a letter explaining the reason for the request to the director of DCCAPS. Please include your students name, MCPS ID number, parent/guardian signature, and phone number. The appeals process is now closed. The appeals process opens in March of each school year. Optional Appeal Form
Last Update: September 13, 2022
More about academy programs at Blair HS MBHS Open House Video (2021)Blair Open House Presentation (2021)
More about the academy programs at Einstein HS AEHS Open House Video & Presentation - (Interactive Slide Deck) (Links to Recordings)
More about academy programs at Kennedy HS Open House Recording - October 2021 (Recording) (Resources)
More about academy programs at Northwood HS Northwood Open House Recording - (Open House Recording)Northwood Academy Webpage
More about academy programs at Wheaton HS
Wheaton Open House Recording (October 2021)
The Downcounty Consortium (DCC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the five high schools in the DCC.