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Testing for most students applying to enter the Magnet in Fall 2018 will be held on the morning of December 2, 2017. More specific information about testing will be posted shortly.

About Testing

This information is for applicants to the Montgomery Blair Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Magnet and Richard Montgomery International Baccalaureate Programs who are applying to enter one or both these programs in the Fall of 2018. This information is also in your application packet.

For the class incoming in the Fall of 2018, all applicants are to report to the assigned testing site on Saturday, December 2rd, 2017, between 7:15 and 8:00 AM (Snow Date: December 9th). Testing for students with testing accommodations will be December 3rd, 2017 at Richard Montgomery High School; you will be contacted by the program coordinator for arrangements. No contact will be made to confirm this testing date.

Students who are unable to test on Saturday due to religious reasons will be able to test on Sunday, December 3rd, at Richard Montgomery High School. You must request alternate testing in writing to the program coordinator with the application. A telephone contact from the coordinator will confirm testing placement for this alternative date.

Please use the following list to determine your assigned test site:

Students from the following home high schools are to report for testing to Montgomery Blair High School (51 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring, MD 20901):

Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS John F. Kennedy HS Sherwood HS
Montgomery Blair HS Northwood HS Springbrook HS
James Hubert Blake HS Paint Branch HS Wheaton HS
Albert Einstein HS


Students assigned to Blair should report to the Student Activity Center (on the the University Boulevard side of the building).

Students from the following home high schools are to report for testing to Richard Montgomery High School (250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852):

Winston Churchill HS Richard Montgomery HS Thomas S. Wootton HS
Walter Johnson HS Rockville HS Walt Whitman HS


(Note that students from Gaithersburg HS and Magruder HS applying to the Poolesville Magnets and/or the Richard Mongomery IB Program also test at Richard Montgomery at this time, but students from these two school cannot apply to the Blair Magnet)

Students assigned to Richard Montgomery should report to the Auditorium.

Please contact the International Baccalaureate Program (301-279-8418) if you are testing at Richard Montgomery and accessibility for the disabled is needed.

Please note, students whose home high schools are Clarksburg, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Magruder, Northwest, Poolesville, Quince Orchard, Seneca Valley, or Watkins Mill are not eligible to apply to Blair's Magnet Program, but are eligiable to apply to the Poolesville Magnet. Please see the MCPS website for more information.

More information about testing can be found in the application form.

Further questions? Call the Magnet Program at (301) 649-8240.