NAACP Diversity Parents Council


Coach Knight (
and Sandra van Bochove (

Diversity Parents’ Council (DPC) Mission:

The mission of the Diversity Parents’ Council is to provide a forum to offer assistance, guidance and support to parents for their students, especially minority students, of Montgomery County Public Schools to pursue the highest quality education possible through encouragement, information sharing, positive motivation, critical evaluation, advocacy and leadership skills.

Interest in Participation?

If you are interested in participating in the group, add your contact information to Google Forms. You will then be sent an invitation to join our B-CC parents' Council (DPC) list-serv which will give you up-to-date information about our group and our monthly meetings.

The DPC also lends support to the B-CC Minority Scholars Program (MSP) students and their endeavors throughout the year.

Minority Scholars Program (MSP) Mission:

In an effort to close the opportunity gap all over Montgomery County Public Schools, MSP will improve the academic achievement of and educational opportunities available to minority students by increasing the numbers enrolled in Honors and/or Advanced Placement classes. Support is also provided to help them succeed, recognize their accomplishments and provide leadership opportunities to further their growth.

MSP participates in visiting colleges, field trips (such as theatres and the African-American Museum), volunteering, peer tutoring, leadership and the Montgomery County Public School wide annual MSP retreat. They also sponsor and participate in our annual Diversity Showcase.  Information is available on how to donate to MSP in English, Spanish and Amharic.

DPC/MSP 2017-2018 Slideshow           DPC/MSP 2016-2017 Slideshow

Upcoming Meetings:

November 21

  • College & Career Center

  • College Tracks/What Colleges Want

  • Developing Students Bio/Resume

  • Leaders Institute/Lazarus Program

  • Presenters include Mrs. Parmelee, Ms. Olszewski, Ms. Clark & Mr. Adams

December 12 OR 19, TBD

  • TBD Course Selection & Planning for School Year 20-21

  • TBD Honors AP/IB

  • TBD High School Transcripts

  • TBD Preparing for Mid-term Exams

January 16

  • MYP Personal Project

  • Thomas Edison, Other Options Besides College

  • Presenters Include Mrs. Markov and Mr. Ricci

February 20

  • How are Students Doing Statistics on BCC Minority Students?

  • Celebrating Black History Month

  • Mr. Levine will present

March 19

  • High School Graduation Requirements

  • What Colleges Want

April 3

Summer Options:  What Kids can do Over the Summer


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