How To Enroll Your Child in Kennedy

General Enrollment Information

  • Students enrolling from outside the United States must start their enrollment process with their legal guardian at the International Student Admissions Office, which is located in the Rocking Horse Road Center at 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, MD 20852. It is advisable to call them first so that you know what you have to bring with you; their main number is 240-740-4500.
  • All students must visit the Downcounty Consortium (DCC) office during their enrollment process. International students will proceed to the DCC after completing all items at the International Admissions Office; students enrolling from inside the United States will begin their enrollment process here. The office is located in the Spring Mill Field Office at 11721 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902. You may reach them by phone for an appointment at 240-740-2540.
  • After completing the appointment at the DCC, the guardian will call Kennedy High School to set up an appointment for an enrollment at the school. This final step is by appointment only. Call the counseling office at 240-740-0105.

If the child does not live with a parent, legal guardian, or certified relative, contact the Enrollment and Attendance Compliance office at 301-315-7324. Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan.

Withdrawing from Kennedy High School

Because it is our goal to give each visitor to our office the attention they deserve without distractions and interruptions, withdrawals are done by appointment only between 7-11:00am. Contact the counseling office secretary, Jennifer Lyons, to schedule the appointment at 240-740-0105 or To facilitate the process when withdrawing a student from Kennedy, the parent/guardian should bring a photo ID to the school and complete a Withdrawal Request form at least three days prior to the student's last day of school. Once this is processed, the registrar will provide the student with a clearance form to complete with his or her teachers on the last day. Once the clearance form is returned to the registrar and all financial obligations to the school are satisfied, the withdrawal packet will be provided, which the family will use to enroll in the new school. If you have any questions, the registrar may be contacted by phone at 240-740-0105 or by email at

Transfer Process

If you have questions about how to transfer from one MCPS school to another, please visit our Transfer Process page.

Questions and Concerns:

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Kennedy’s counseling office or review MSDE: Questions About School Enrollment.