Choose Success! The Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC) is made up of three schools – Argyle, Loiederman, and Parkland middle schools – each of which offers an innovative and challenging magnet curriculum. Argyle focuses on digital design and development; Loiederman offers a creative and performing arts focus; and Parkland provides students the opportunity to explore math and science through aerospace technology and robotic engineering.Admission is based upon a Choice process open to all Montgomery County students who are currently in Grade 5.
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Middle School Magnet Consortium Highlights
Welcome to the MSMC 2019-2020 Choice Process!
MSMC Choice Process:
IN-Consortium* MCPS students: For those that have one of these schools as their home school Brookhaven, Georgian Forest, Harmony Hills, Sargent Shriver, Strathmore, Viers Mill , Weller Road, or Wheaton Woods can access bit.ly/inMSMC (case sensitive) with their parents, complete and submit their Choices using a smart phone or computer. The student ID for the student is a required part of the form. Due date is November 1, 2019.
OUT-of-Consortium MCPS Students: Students who live OUTSIDE the MSMC area* can log in to their MCPS Google account and then proceed to bit.ly/choiceMSMC (case sensitive) with their parents, complete and submit their Choices. A smart phone or computer can be used as long as the student logs into their MCPS Google account first. This form is now available. Due date is November 1, 2019.
Overview of the MSMC Choice Process for the Families of Grade 5 Students: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the auditorium of Northwood High School.
Video recording from the September 24, 2019 Overview of the MSMC Choice Process for the Families of Grade 5 Students in English and Spanish.
PowerPoint from the September 24, 2019 Overview of the MSMC Choice Process for the Families of Grade 5 Students in English and Spanish.
If vacancies occur in MSMC schools over the summer, an additional lottery may be run.
To submit a Choice Form, fax, mail or deliver it to:The Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services (DCCAPS)11721 Kemp Mill roadSilver Spring, Maryland 20902
Overview MSMC Choice Process for the Families of Grade 4 Students: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the auditorium of Albert Einstein High School.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 evening video presentation.
MSMC Round 1 assignment letters have been mailed home to current Grade 5 students who participated in the MSMC Choice Process.
Round 2 is now closed.
Round 2 assignment letters will be mailed home to current Grade 5 students who participated in the MSMC Choice Process around March 15, 2019.
Appeals requests are due by Friday,
April 6, 2019. Click here for the Appeals FAQ.
If you feel that you have a verifiable unique hardship to submit
an appeal, fax, mail or deliver it to:
The Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services (DCCAPS)
11721 Kemp Mill road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
Enroll in MSMC
Do you live within the MSMC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in middle school? Contact us at 240-740-2540.
For additional information about the Choice process and/or the MSMC, please review the MSMC Program Booklet, contact your child's school counselor, or call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services (DCCAPS) at 240-740-2540. To view the video of the information session presented on September 25, 2018, click here.
Transportation for out-of-Consortium students is the responsibility of the parent(s). Transportation for in-Consortium students is provided to those who live outside the walking distance determined by MCPS transportation.
Updated October 11, 2019
Students who choose Argyle will specialize in advanced mathematics, advanced computer science, digital design, and gaming.
Students who choose Loiederman will specilaize in performing arts, communication, and humanities.
Students who choose Parkland will specialize in rigorous mathematics and science focused on the problem-solving requirements of aerospace and robotic engineering.
The Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the three schools in the MSMC.
Middle School Magnet Consortium Staff Main phone: 240-740-2540
Office of School Performance (Community Superintendents)
Office of Curriculum & Instructional Programs