Accelerated & Enriched Instruction

Gifted and Talented Identification Updates for 2019-2020  (Updated June, 10, 2020)

Due to the emergency closure of schools ordered by Gov. Larry Hogan there are some changes to the GT Identification process for the 2019-2020 school year.  These changes are outlined below. 

  • Grade 2:  GT testing and Identification will be postponed until the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Grade 3 and 5:  GT testing took place prior to the school closure.  For the 2019-2020 school year, identification will be a central office based process.
    •  If a student was tested for GT identification their parent/guardian will receive a mailed letter in late August which will indicate whether or not the student met the GT Identification criteria. 
    • If a student did not meet the GT Identification criteria, their parent/guardian may use the link below to request that the student participate in the next opportunity to be rescreened.
    • A live link to request rescreening will be available on this page after the letters have been mailed. 
  • 2020-2021 Instructional recommendations for reading and mathematics were determined by the school as part of the articulation process.  Please contact your child's school if you have questions regarding enrichment opportunities.
  • If you have any questions about the changes in the GT Identification for 2019-2020 due to school closures, please call AEI at 240-740-3110 and leave a message.

 To learn more about the MCPS GT Identification Process and the criteria for GT designation please see:   Elementary Gifted and Talented Identification and Instructional Recommendation Process .   

Middle School Magnet Updates for Grade 5:

Due to the continued building closures, the admissions process timeline for the middle school regional programs at Eastern, Clemente, King and Takoma Park Middle Schools is being developed.
The admissions process uses multiple criteria and begins with the universal review of each Grade 5 student.

Parents and their Grade 5 students will receive meeting and admission information from DCCAPS in December 2020. Questions can be emailed to

Center for Enriched Studies Updates for Grade 3:

The admissions process for the Centers for Enriched Studies will open in second semester. The admissions process uses multiple criteria and begins with the universal review of each Grade 3 student. Parents and their Grade 3 student will receive information and admission information directly in January 2021.  For questions about the admission process, send an email to