Gifted and Talented Program 

  • Acceleration of instruction  means that students are given a curriculum that is at a higher level above students current grade level; information is more complex and/or more rapidly covered   
  • Enrichment  is defined as giving students the opportunity to learn in greater depth and breadth   
  • Accelerated and enriched instruction aims to:
    •  provide all students capable of doing accelerated instruction or enriched work with the opportunity to do so

Strategies Implemented at CJMS

  • Differentiation 
  • Pre-assessments 
  • Formative assessment (i.e. exit cards, portfolios, Promethean ActiVotes) 
  • Anchor Activities 
  • Flexible Grouping 
  • Tiered Activities 

"NEW" Enriched and Accelerated classes at Cabin John Middle School for 6th Grade students:


  • Historical Inquiry into Global Humanities 6: This course is built around the core Grade 6 social studies curriculum that includes historical content from early civilizations, the empires of Greece and Rome, the dynasties of China, and civilizations of the first millennium.  Cohort students will go beyond this core; however, as they learn additional content, explore deeper connections to today, engage in investigative inquiry to strengthen their writing through Document Based Questions, and enhance their learning through relevant literature connections. 
  • Applied Investigations into Mathematics 6This course is designed to extend students’ understanding of mathematical concepts aligned with Common Core State Standards, accelerating the pace of instruction while diving deeper into concepts at an equal level of intensity.  This is much more than an accelerated mathematics course as the program offers access to many academic competitions and the opportunity to conduct fieldwork.  Students work with an academic cohort to conduct independent inquiries using mathematics, computer science, and the scientific process to solve real-world problems.
We are excited to offer these additional courses in order to provide a more enriched academic experience at Cabin John Middle School.  Students and parents intereste in these offerings should contact their counselor.  

MCPS Accelerated and Enriched Instruction Website:

Spanish translations are now available to be downloaded from the MCPS website.

Look under "special programs" under the "parents" section in the main section of the site.  Select the program you are interested in and the application should be available on each program's site.

Announcements and Workshops  


High School Magnet Information for 8th Grade Students  

Dear Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students: 

Montgomery County Public Schools is excited to share a family-friendly way to begin considering your student's high school options for the following year. In addition to the themed and enriched and accelerated courses/programs available to your students in their local high school for 2020-2021, your student also may be eligible for application/special programs. 

This year, parents/ guardians of current 8th Grade students will be able to access and review all the high school application programs that your student is eligible on the myMCPS Parent Portal beginning October 4th.  Additional information about program options and eligibility are available below.   

      If you have any additional questions contact Mrs. Abu-Sharr, Resource Counselor 

Application program information is available on the MCPS website: and a one-page High School Countywide and Regional Special Programs At-a-Glance is available. 

More information may be found on the MCPS website:     
For frequently asked questions please see:   

If you have any questions, or need help with the application process, please contact  Mrs. Addi Davis  and Mrs. Katy Littzinger