Special Programs → Admissions → Application Programs
Some competitive programs with a limited number of seats require that students complete an application and meet specific admissions criteria. This may include a written application or the submission of additional materials such as a portfolio. Some programs accept applications countywide, while others accept applications from designated regions of the county. They are called “application programs.”
For specific information, click on the tab below with the current grade level of your child.
schools that currently house a regional program include Lucy V. Barnsley, Chevy
Chase, Clearspring, Cold Spring, Dr. Charles R. Drew, Fox Chapel, and Pine
schools that currently house a local program include: Rachel Carson,
Piney Branch, Spark Matsunaga, and Stonegate.
CES Meeting PowerPoint Presentation CES Selection Committee PowerPoint
Private school parents: Please read this document and complete and submit application form on page 2 by February 9, 2018. You will be contacted by DCCAPS with the testing information for your child.
The documents and information listed are for Grade 3 students considering the Center for Enriched Studies.
For additional information, contact the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services at 240-740-2540.
Updated February, 2018
Notification letters were mailed on or before February 13, 2018. Please allow at least 5 days for mail to reach homes.
**FAQs for the Eastern and Takoma Park "Field Test"
The documents and information listed are for Grade 5 students applying to these programs
More information: Contact Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services, at 240-740-2540.
Updated February 16, 2018
The documents and information listed are for Grade 8 students applying to these programs
Updated February 6, 2018