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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:
More information about the Middle School Magnet Consortium
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 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, 240-740-2540.
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 to the A. Mario Loiederman Magnet School for the Creative and Performing Arts is based on a lottery process.
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 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.