Our Ritchie Park Gifted & Talented Liaisons for 2017-2018 are Johanna Leshner and Greg Pollack.  For more information about gifted and talented programs at our school and in MCPS, please contact them at:

Johanna Leshner johanna.leshner@gmail.com

Greg Pollack greg.pollack@gmail.com

Elementary Centers for Enriched Instruction (formerly Highly Gifted Centers) - for additional information, click here

Information regarding the Center for Enriched Studies (formerly the Center for the Highly Gifted)
was recently mailed directly to all parents of Grade 3 students in Montgomery County Public
Schools (MCPS). As stated in that letter, all Grade 3 students in your school will be centrally
reviewed for potential candidacy for the CES rather than parents submitting an application. MCPS
offers both regional and local programs. All Grade 3 students will be considered for a regional
CES program, which is based on their address, unless they attend a school that houses a local

Students who demonstrate an overall above average academic profile will be considered for one
of the seats in the CES. You will be notified in late January as to whether your child will be
considered for the CES. Upon notification, you will have the option of requesting or declining
CES testing. Testing will occur in February 2017, at your child’s school, with selection results
occurring in March.

There will be two CES parent information meetings beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

• November 13, 2017 Parent/Guardian Information Meeting at John F. Kennedy High School
1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902

• January 24, 2018 Parent/Guardian Information Meeting at Richard Montgomery High School
250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850
The same information will be

Middle School Magnet Information - for additional information, click here

Fifth grade parents: Interested in finding out more information about the Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC) and Eastern MS and Takoma MS magnet programs? 

 Click Here for more information regarding the MSMC programs at Argyle MS (Digital Design and Development), Loiederman MS (Creative and Performing Arts) and Parkland MS (Aerospace Technology).  The deadline for these  MSMC “choice” forms is November 3rd. 

Open houses will be held as follows:

Argyle MS: October 11 at 7 p.m.

Loiederman MS: October 25th at 7 p.m.

Parkland MS: October 18th at 7 p.m.

Click here for more information regarding the magnet programs at Eastern MS and Takoma Park MS (there are no applications required for these programs).  

An informational meeting on Eastern MS and Takoma Park MS will be held on October 12, 2017 at Montgomery Blair High School at 5:30 p.m.(last name A-M) and 7:30 p.m. (last name N-Z).