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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The DCC High School Virtual Information Session for grade 8 students and families:
Thursday, September 24, 2020 (the session recordings are below)
DCC High School Open House Dates:
All Open Houses will be virtual. More information can be found on the website for the school closer to or on the dates listed above.
DCC Choice forms are due by Friday, November 6, 2020. Current MCPS students who reside within the DCC will be mailed directions and the link to submit the Choice form mid-October 2020.
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
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.