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Middle School Magnet Consortium

Program Description

The Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC) is made up of three schools — Argyle, Loiederman, and Parkland middle schools — each of which offers an innovative and challenging magnet curriculum:

  • Argyle focuses on digital design and development
  • Loiederman offers a creative and performing arts focus
  • Parkland provides students the opportunity to explore math and science through aerospace technology and robotic engineering

More information about the Middle School Magnet Consortium 

Does your child like…

  • Computers, video games, digital cameras, animation, programming, Web site design?
  • Singing, dancing, acting, speaking, playing an instrument?
  • Robots, space exploration, satellites, and flight technology?
 

Argyle - Information Technology

School focus

Information Technology

Argyle Magnet Middle School for Information Technology offers students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 a rigorous academic program focused on the development and application of information technology.

All Grade 6 and 7 students take a year-long comprehensive technology course and earn national technology certifications.

All Grade 8 students will enroll in a minimum of one technology elective. In addition, students may opt to take an additional elective courses specializing in hardware, Web development, programming, or digital media. Grade 8 technology electives will include opportunities for high-school-level coursework.

 

Admission

Consortia/ Choice; Lottery (More about admissions)

Admission to the Argyle Magnet School for Information Technology is based on a lottery process.

Students who live within the Argyle, Loiederman, and Parkland Consortium area participate in the Choice process through information shared at their local elementary school in Grade 5.

Limited seats are available to those who live outside of the MSMC consortium. For students outside of the consortium area, Choice forms are available at the elementary schools, on the Middle School Magnet Consortium website or from the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services, 301-592-2040.

Region

Consortia; Countywide (More about regions)

Transportation

Consortia Neighborhood Stops; Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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Loiederman - Creative and Performing Arts

School focus

Creative and Performing Arts

A. Mario Loiederman Magnet Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts offers students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 a rigorous academic and fine arts program.

All sixth grade students take a comprehensive arts course, and as seventh and eighth grade students, select from high-level fine arts electives in the areas of visual art, dance, theater, or music.

Admission

Consortia/ Choice; Lottery (More about admissions)

Admission to the A. Mario Loiederman Magnet School for the Creative and Performing Arts is based on a lottery process.

Students who live within the Argyle, Loiederman, and Parkland Consortium area participate in the Choice process through information shared at their local elementary school in Grade 5.

Limited seats are available to those who live outside of the MSMC consortium. For students outside of the consortium area, Choice forms are available at the elementary schools, on the Middle School Magnet Consortium website or from the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services, 301-592-2040.

Region

Consortia; Countywide (More about regions)

Transportation

Consortia Neighborhood Stops; Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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Parkland - Aerospace Technology

School focus

Aerospace Technology

Parkland Magnet Middle School for Aerospace Technology offers students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 a rigorous academic program with a focus in advanced and applied mathematics and science.

All students take an interdisciplinary science course each year and may choose to take a high-level science elective with the goal of taking a high school science course in Grade 8.

Admission

Consortia/ Choice; Lottery (More about admissions)

Admission to the Parkland Magnet Middle School for Aerospace Technology is based on a lottery process.

Admission to theArgyle Magnet Middle School for Information Technology is based on a lottery process.

Students who live within the Argyle, Loiederman, and Parkland Consortium area participate in the Choice process through information shared at their local elementary school in Grade 5.

Limited seats are available to those who live outside of the MSMC consortium. For students outside of the consortium area, Choice forms are available at the elementary schools, on the Middle School Magnet Consortium website or from the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services, 301-592-2040.

Region

Consortia; Countywide (More about regions)

Transportation

Consortia Neighborhood Stops; Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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