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

Due to the pandemic, withdrawal requests are being processed electronically. Please complete the STUDENT WITHDRAWAL FORM if you need to withdraw your child from Kennedy High School. Note that a parent/guardian photo ID is required to be uploaded to the form to confirm your identity and right of withdrawal. If you have any questions, the registrar may be contacted at Jennifer_Lyons@mcpsmd.org or 240-740-0106.

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.