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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MSMC Grade 5 Student and Parent Information Meeting
The live information sessions for the MSMC was on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Links to the recordings are below.
Round 2 for the 2020-2021 School Year
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 and are new to the
school after November 6, 2020 please contact your school’s counselor to
complete the Choice Process.
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, three different choices must be
submitted. A smart phone or computer can be used as long as the student
logs into their MCPS Google account first. Due date is February
12, 2021. Notifications from Round 2
will be sent to families at the end of March 2021.
Enroll in MSMC
Do you live within the MSMC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in middle school? Contact us at 240-740-2540 or 240-740-2556 or email DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org.
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.
The online process for enrollment starts at
the link below. That is the first step in the process or
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
you and welcome to MCPS!
During the first semester of the 2020-2021 School Year all instruction will be virtual.
When school resumes in person, 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 December 14, 2020
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