• Application Process for Specialty Programs, Career and Technical Education Programs, and Public Charter Schools

    Application Process for Specialty Programs, Career and Technical Education Programs, and Public Charter Schools

  •  The application window for all high school specialty programs is now open and will close on November 15, 2019.

    NOTE: The International Baccalaureate Program, 3D Scholars Program and Creative and Performing Arts application deadline has been extended to December 1, 2019.

    Applications for charter schools will open on November 1, 2019, and applications for elementary lottery programs will open on January 2, 2020. 

     La période de candidature est maintenant ouverte pour tous les programmes spécialisés de lycée et se terminera le 15 novembre 2019.

    Les candidatures pour les écoles à charte commenceront le 1er novembre 2019 et les candidatures pour les programmes de loterie du primaire, le 2 janvier 2020.

     Ya se puede solicitar cupos en todos los programas de especialidad ofrecidos en escuelas superiores. El plazo de solicitud concluirá el 15 de noviembre del 2019.

    El plazo de solicitud para las escuelas chárter abre el 1 de noviembre del 2019, y se admitirán solicitudes para la lotería de los programas de escuelas primarias a partir del 2 de enero del 2020.

    Elementary and Charter School Programs

    Program   School Sites/Websites   Application Deadline  
    Creative & Performing Arts The Creative and Performing Arts Schools are designed to develop the interests and talents of students in the arts and, at the same time, enhance the academic discipline through an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing creativity, artistic expression, culture experiences, and training that is designed to challenge and develop the skills of all students, as well as provide exceptional opportunities for the artistically talented child.

    January 2 - March 12 Lottery Application Process for Grades K-5;
    Immersion Programs (French, Spanish, and Chinese)   *Systemic Lottery Programs
    January 2 - March 12  Online Application   

    **Neighborhood Boundary Programs

    ***Neighborhood Boundary and Lottery Program
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Program   Primary Years: Maya Angelou French Immersion, Melwood ES

    Middle Years: Dwight D. Eisenhower MS, James Madison MS
     Primary and Middle Years Programmes are only for in-boundary students.  For High School programs see chart below.
    Montessori   January 2 - March 12    Online Application  
    Talented & Gifted (TAG)
    (TAG Center Programs)
    January 2 - March 12   Online Application  
    Charter School   Address   Application Period  
    Chesapeake MIT - North (6-12)   6100 Frost Place, Laurel, MD 20707  
    Phone: 301-350-6051   
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application  
    Chesapeake MIT Elementary (K - 5) 6151 Chevy Chase Drive, Laurel, MD 20707  
    Phone: 240-573-7240
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application
    Chesapeake MIT - South (6 - 12; grade 12 SY2019) 9822 Fallard Court, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  
    Phone: 240-573-7250
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application
    Chesapeake MIT - South (K - 5) 9601 Fallard Terrace, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
    Phone: 240-767-4820
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application
    College Park Academy  (6 - 12) 5751 Rivertech Court, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
    Phone: 240-696-3206
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application
    EXCEL Academy (K-8) 7910 Scott Road, Landover, MD 20785 
    Phone: 301-925-2320
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application
    Imagine Andrews (K-8) 4701 San Antonio Blvd., Andrews Airforce Base, MD  20762 
    Phone: 301-350-6002   
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application
    Imagine Foundations at Leeland (K-8) 14111 Oak Grove Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  
    Phone: 301-383-1899
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application
    Imagine Foundations at Morningside (K-8) 6900 Ames Street, Morningside, MD 20746  
    Phone: 301-817-0544
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application
    Imagine Lincoln    (K-8) 4207 Norcross Street, Temple Hills, MD 20748  
    Phone: 301-808-5600
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application
    Legends (K-5)  9700 Philadelphia Court, Lanham Md 20706 November 1 - January 25 Online Application
    Turning Point Academy (K-8) 7800 Good Luck Road, Lanham, MD 20706  
    Phone: 301-552-0164
    November 1 - January 25 Online Application

    Middle and High School Programs

     Program Location(s) Students considered Grades Accepted into Program PSAT 8/9 scores considered for admission *taken in Dec 2019 Application Required for PGCPS Students  Application Required for Prince George's County Residents Essay Required For more information, view the website listed for the respective program. Application Link Application Deadlines
    3D Scholars Program Charles H. Flowers HS PGCPS students and Residents of PGC Rising 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade students Yes PSAT/NMSQT for rising Grade 11 students Yes Yes Yes 3D Scholars website 3D Scholars Application  EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1
    Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology DuVal HS PGCPS students and Residents of PGC Rising 9th and 10th Grade students Yes No Yes No Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology    Non-PGCPS Students application | Spanish | French

    November 15
    Academy of Health Sciences @ PGCC
    • Health Sciences
    • Teacher Preparation
    Prince George’s Community College PGCPS students and Residents of PGC Rising 9th Grade students Yes   Yes Yes No Testing for HS Specialty Programs For PGCPS 8th Graders | Spanish | French
    For Non-PGCPS students | Spanish | French
    November 15
    Creative and Performing Arts Benjamin Foulois Academy (Grades K-8)
    Hyattsville MS (Grades 7-8) 
    Thomas G. Pullen (Grades K-8)
    Northwestern High School 
    Suitland High School 
    PGCPS students and Residents of PGC MS: 6th- 8th Grade HS: 9th - 10th Grade No Yes Yes Yes Creative and Performing Arts CPA Application EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1
    Career and Technical Education (CTE)
    • Administration of Justice
    • Automotive
    • Barbering
    • Business Management
    • Carpentry
    • Computer Science
    • Cosmetology
    • Culinary
    • Cybersecurity
    • Electrical
    • Engineering and Science
    • Graphic Arts, Media & Communication
    • Health and Biosciences
    • Health Professions
    • Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
    • Information Technology (CISCO)
    • Masonry
    • NAF Finance
    • Plumbing
    • Project Lead the Way
    • PrintEd Graphic Communications
    Various Locations  PGCPS Students Rising 11th grade students No Yes N/A No Career and Technical Education Career and Technical Education Application Process
    For additional information, please call 301-669-6012   Application closing dates vary for CTE programs.
    Various, please check CTE website or call 301-669-6012
    Dual Enrollment Area Colleges PGCPS Students 11th or 12th grade students No Yes - Minimum 2.5 GPA. Meet college requirements on college admissions tests – SAT, ACT, Accuplacer N/A N/A Dual Enrollment See the Dual Enrollment website for information See Website
    Immersion Programs (French) Central HS Maya Angelou and Dora Kennedy French Immersion 8th grade students Rising 9th grade students from Maya Angelou or Dora Kennedy French Immersion or PGCPS 9-12th grade student who applies and tests on grade level proficiency in English and the Immersion language.       No Yes & Proficiency testing   (9th Grade Immersion Continuity Students Exempt) Yes & Proficiency testing   (9th Grade Immersion Continuity Students Exempt) No Immersion Programs  Students wanting to test in that are not currently in French Immersion at Maya Angelou or Dora Kennedy must apply to take the test using this link by May 15th.Testing is completed in June for the following school year. Current PGCPS French Immersion 8th graders must complete the continuity form (available from the school) and return by closing date. November 15
    International Baccalaureate Program Middle Years:  Frederick Douglass HS

    Diploma: 
    Central HS
    Crossland HS
    Frederick Douglass HS
    Laurel HS
    Parkdale HS
    Suitland HS
    PGCPS students and Residents of PGC Rising 9th and 10th grade students No Yes (TAG Center Continuity Students exempt) Yes Yes (TAG Center Continuity Students exempt) International Baccalaureate IB Student Application EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1
    International High Schools At Largo 
    At Langley Park
    PGCPS Students Rising 9th grade students      No Yes     At Largo 
    At Langley Park
    Lottery application available for 8th grade ESOL students: English application | Spanish Application January 2 - March 12
    Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Program Frederick Douglass High School PGCPS students. Transportation provided only to students in the Frederick Douglass IB boundary Rising 9th grade students No Yes     P-TECH Program English
    Spanish
    French
    November 15
    Science & Technology Program Charles H. Flowers HS
    Eleanor Roosevelt HS
    Oxon Hill HS  
    PGCPS students and Residents of PGC Rising 9th & 10th grade students Yes No Yes No Science and Technology Program   PGCPS 9th Graders | Spanish | French
    Non-PGCPS students | Spanish | French
    November 15