Centers for Enriched Studies

Centers for Enriched Studies
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.  Parents are encouraged to learn more about the enriched and accelerated opportunities at your local elementary school.
CES FAQ for the 2020-2021 School Year
2020-2021 CES Parent/Guardian Letter  (Carta en español)
Coming soon: Application for Private and Home Schooled Students
The CES Parent Presentation will be live on the MCPS Website on, January 13, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. (English), 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Middle School Magnet Programs
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) offers enriched and accelerated programming in both the local middle schools and regional middle school magnet programs (Grades 6–8). Admission into either use multiple measures as part of the placement process. The pandemic has reshaped how MCPS delivers services to students and families in a virtual setting and it has impacted established annual admission processes for the criteria-based middle school magnet programs for 2021–2022.

Please see the Parent Letter from MCPS for details.