The Academies at Wheaton High School

Wheaton High School offers 4 Academy Programs and 3 Application-only programs.

Academies - prepare students for postsecondary education and career choices and extend the classroom to the community through job shadowing, speakers, internships, and credit-bearing college courses.

Application-only Programs

The application is an online common application that will be completed electronically through the myMCPS parent and student portal.  In early October, parents and students will be able to access and review the high school eligibility report for application programs on the myMCPS parent and student portal within the document library.

Students, parents and guardians will be able to sign on to the portal, go to the document library (on the left sidebar) and review the report that reads, “My Student’s High School Application Program Options for 2020-2021.” Each program will have a brief description along with eligibility requirements.

Your child’s address, grade level, and current school may impact your student’s eligibility, so make sure your school has your current address. The common application link is personalized to the student’s eligibility.

The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 1. 

If you need assistance with the application process, visit the MCPS regional/countywide high school application programs website or contact the MCPS Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services (DCCAPS) by calling 240-740-2540. 


Biosciences AcademyThe Biosciences Academy

Investigate medical treatments, monitor and examine body systems to improve quality of life.Use cutting edge lab and computer equipment to experience hands-on biomedical activities.

Learn More about The Biosciences Academy


Academy of Information TechnologyAcademy of Information Technology

Learn about computer programming, web design, computer animation and high level graphic design. Have options to focus on different IT software and programming trades.

Learn more about the Academy of Information Technology


Academy of EngineeringAcademy of Engineering

Participate in hands-on real-life problem solving using mathematics, science, and technology. Designed for students interested in pursuing an advanced career in the field of engineering.

Learn more about the Academy of Engineering


Global Studies Academy 

Digital Music and Arts PathwayGlobal Studies Pathway

Explore pressing global and cultural issues using video-teleconferencing. Sit in on lectures, seminars, speeches and symposiums with world leaders and our international partner institutions.

Digital Music and Arts Pathway

Create new and innovative music and art with comprehensive instruction through the use of Apple iMac digital music and art lab.

Learn more about the Global Studies Academy 


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