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
Below are the recordings from the 2021-2022 live information sessions for the MSMC.
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)
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. This
form is available. Due date is November
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!
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 13, 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.
The Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the three schools in the MSMC.
Updated: August 3, 2021
Middle School Magnet Consortium Staff Main phone: 240-740-2540
Office of School Performance (Community Superintendents)
Office of Curriculum & Instructional Programs