Downcounty Consortium Highlights
Attention Current 8th Grade DCC Families
Round 2 Choice forms were due by Friday, February 12, 2021 for new DCC students or for students who attend a DCC middle school but reside outside of the DCC boundary area. The round 2 Choice form window is now closed.
Assignment letters for students who participated in Round 2 were mailed the week of March 22. If your student attends a DCC middle school but lives outside of the consortia boundaries and participated in Round 2, please select an assignment by completing the Notice of Intent at http://bit.ly/HSIntent
Change of Choice Request Forms
The DCC Change of Choice window has now closed. For those who participated in the process, letters were mailed the week of March 22.
Change of Choice FAQ's
DCC High School Options Fair Virtual Information Sessions
The DCC High School Virtual Information Session for grade 8 students and families was Thursday, September 24, 2020 (the session recordings are below).
DCC High School Open House Recordings
- Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 7 PM - Albert Einstein HS - (AEHS Open House Video & AEHS Presentation)
- Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 7 PM - Montgomery Blair HS (MBHS
Open House Video & Blair
Open House Presentation)
- Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 7 PM - Wheaton HS (Open House Recording & Criteria Based Application Program Recording)
- Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 7 PM - Northwood HS (Open House Recording & Academy Website)
- Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 7 PM- John F. Kennedy HS (Open House Recording & Podcast)
A Sneak Peak of Special Programs Available to Gr 8 students attending a DCC MS: Click Here
Information regarding the High School Regional/Countywide Applications for current 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th, grade students can be found on the Special Programs webpage https://www.montgomeryschoosmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/high
Enroll in DCC
Do you live within the DCC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?
The online process for enrollment starts at the link below. That is the first step in the process of 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.
Please email DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org with any questions. Please allow 36 hours (or less) for a response.
An appeal process is in place for those who may have a unique and verifiable hardship or unforeseen circumstances that could warrant override the school assignment process. To appeal, you must submit a letter explaining the reason for the request to the director of DCCAPS. Please include your students name, MCPS ID number, parent/guardian signature, and phone number. Appeals are due by Friday, April 9, 2021. During this nationwide emergency, you may submit your appeal by email to DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org and we will process all appeals received.
Optional Appeal Form
For additional information about the Choice process and/or the DCC, contact your child's school counselor, or call Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services(DCCAPS) office at 240-740-2540 or email DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org.