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 child's school counselor, call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services(DCCAPS) at 240-740-2540, or e-mail our staff.
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Choices for the round 2 lottery were due on February 15, 2019. Lottery assignment letters will be mailed home in late March 2019.
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. Appeals can be mailed to 11721 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring MD 20902 or faxed to 301-649-8155. Please include your students name, MCPS ID number, parent/guardian signature, and phone number. Appeals are due by Friday, April 5, 2019. Please review the Appeal Information Letter and Optional Appeal Form.
Thank you for attending the Options Fair! Please review the DCC Powerpoint and Summary Sheet.
Do you live within the DCC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?Contact us at 240-740-2540.
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.
More about academy programs at Blair HS
More about the academy programs at Einstein HS
More about academy programs at Kennedy HS
More about academy programs at Northwood HS
More about academy programs at Wheaton HS
The Downcounty Consortium (DCC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the five high schools in the DCC.