MCPS Parents—Please read this important message which includes information on the parent preference survey. Learn more:
Atención familias de MCPS – Lea este importante mensaje que incluye información sobre la encuesta de preferencia de padres.Vea más:
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 via e-mail.
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Round 1 Choice forms were due by Friday, November 6, 2020 for students who reside within the DCC. The round 1 Choice form window is now closed.
Assignment letters for students who participated in Round 1 will be mailed in late January 2021.
For students who attend a DCC middle school but reside outside of the DCC boundary area, parent/guardians will be mailed directions regarding how to participate in Round 2 of the Choice process in late January 2021.
The DCC High School Virtual Information Session for grade 8 students and families was Thursday, September 24, 2020 (the session recordings are below).
DCC High School Open House Recordings
A Sneak Peak of Special Programs Available to Gr 8 students attending a DCC MS: Click Here
Information regarding the High School Regional/Countywide Applications for current 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th, grade students can be found on the Special Programs webpage https://www.montgomeryschoosmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/high
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.
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. Appeals are due by Friday, April 3, 2020. During this nationwide emergency, you may submit your appeal by email to DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org and we will process all appeals received.Optional Appeal Form Appeal FAQ's
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.
More about academy programs at Blair HS MBHSOpen House VideoBlairOpen House Presentation
More about the academy programs at Einstein HS AEHS Open House Video & Presentation - October 2020
More about academy programs at Kennedy HS Open House Recording - October 2020Open House Podcast
More about academy programs at Northwood HS Northwood Open House Recording - October 2020Northwood Academy Webpage
More about academy programs at Wheaton HS
Wheaton Open House Recording (October 2020)
The Downcounty Consortium (DCC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the five high schools in the DCC.