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:
MSMC assignment letters have been mailed home to current Grade 5 students who participated in the 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
Those grade 5 students who currently attend one of these 8
schools will receive a personalized Choice form from their teacher by Monday, October 15, 2018 and must return to their teacher by November 2, 2018.
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) or this form, and 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 2, 2018.
Private School and Home-Schooled Students: Eligible students must live in Montgomery County. Parents must acquire an MCPS ID at their local elementary school. Contact your local school to learn what documents are required. Once you have an MCPS ID, please use this link to access an online Choice form.
Open houses will be
held at each MSMC middle school in October. Open houses highlight the
features of each school, beginning at 6:00 p.m., with a welcome and overview by
the principal and other staff members.
Mario Loiederman Middle School, Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Middle School, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Middle School, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Enroll in MSMC
Do you live within the
MSMC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in middle school? Contact us at
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
Updated January 16, 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