Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC)

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.


Middle School Magnet Consortium Highlights 

MSMC Grade 5 Student and Parent Information Meeting

Below are the recordings from the 2021-2022 live information sessions for the MSMC.  

  MSMC Open House Dates:
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Loiederman MS  (recording of session in school website)
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Parkland MS (recording of session in school website)
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - Argyle MS

All open houses will be at 6:00 p.m. Links to the open houses will be on the school's website.  

MSMC Choice Forms

 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 http://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.  This form is available.  Due date is November 5, 2021.  (How to apply video)   (Video de cómo aplicar)



 OUT-of-Consortium MCPS Students:  Round 2 has started.  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/guardians, complete and submit their Choices for Round 2.  A smart phone or computer can be used as long as the student logs into their MCPS Google account first.  This form is available.  Due date is February 4, 2022.  Notification for Round 2 will take place mid-March 2022.     

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 school.    


Thank you and welcome to MCPS!

Transportation Note  

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 November 10, 2021


Students who choose Argyle will specialize in advanced mathematics, advanced computer science, digital design, and gaming.


Students who choose Loiederman will specialize 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.

Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC) Program Booklet

The Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the three schools in the MSMC.

Updated: August 3, 2021

Points of Contact

Middle School

School      Counseling Services      Principal's Office      Magnet Coordinator
Argyle      301-460-2410      301-460-2400      301-460-2400
Loiederman      240-740-5840      240-740-5830      240-740-5830
Parkland      240-740-6820      240-740-6800      240-740-6800

Elementary School

School            Counseling Services            Principal's Office
Bel Pre            301-287-8870            301-287-8870
Brookhaven            240-740-0500            240-740-0500
Georgian Forest            240-740-0720            240-740-0720
Harmony Hills            240-740-0780            240-740-0780
Sargent Shriver            240-740-6330            240-740-6330
Strathmore            301-460-2135            301-460-2135
Viers Mill            240-740-1000            240-740-1000
Weller Road            301-287-8601            301-287-8601
Wheaton Woods            240-740-0220            240-740-0220

Main Office Numbers and Web Sites

Middle School Magnet Consortium Staff
      Main phone: 240-740-2540 

Office of School Performance (Community Superintendents)

Office of Curriculum & Instructional Programs