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.
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 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 for out-of-Consortium is available from central stops. It is the responsibility of the families to transport students to and from the central stops.
Transportation for in-Consortium students is provided to those who live outside the walking distance determined by MCPS transportation.
The information provided below is from last school year and is provided as a reference.
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. The appeals process is now closed. The appeals process opens in March of each school year.
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 September 29, 2023
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.
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Middle School Magnet Consortium Staff
Main phone: 240-740-2540