• Specialty Programs, Career Academies, and Charter School Application Process


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    Program   School Sites/Websites   Application Deadline  
         
    Specialty Programs Showcase High School Programs - October 10, 2017
    PreK-8 Programs - October 11, 2017 
    View the upcoming Specialty Programs Showcase Schedule >>
    3-D Scholar Program Charles H. Flowers High School Eligible students must currently be in grades 8, 9 or 10 (2017-18 school year) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students also must demonstrate college readiness by meeting score requirements for at least one of the exams (PSAT for Grades 8 and 9; SAT, ACT or Accuplacer for Grade 10). Students must complete an application, essay, and 2 teacher recommendations. Final determination of completed applications is determined by lottery. Score benchmarks and the program application can be found at www1.pgcps.org/3Dscholars.
    Academy of Health Sciences Academy of Health Sciences at PGCC Eighth grade students must take an entrance exam that is administered at their schools in December. Students not enrolled in PGCPS must access the online application on the PGCPS website.  For more information >>

    Middle school counselors have access to the electronic application for students enrolled in PGCPS and will print the e-application for students interested in applying for admission.
    Academy of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology DuVal High School Application Process - Eighth grade students must take an entrance exam that is administered at their schools in December. Students not enrolled in PGCPS must access the online application on the PGCPS website.
    For more information >>

    Middle school counselors have access to the electronic application for students enrolled in PGCPS and will print the e-application for students interested in applying for admission. 
    Career Academies     Various Schools  
    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;

    Audition Process for Grades 6-8 
    Dual Enrollment  Area Colleges PGCPS student enrolled in 11th or 12th grade. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Minimum test score requirements on college placement exam.
    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, Frederick Douglass HS

    Diploma: 
    Eighth grade students must complete an application and meet the minimum requirements. G.P.A. 2.5, World Language, Algebra 1 or Math Common Core Honors. Middle school counselors have access to the paper application. An electronic application will be available on the PGCPS website in January. N.B. Primary and Middle Years Programmes are only for in-boundary students.  
    February 1st Deadline for Online Application    
    International High Schools Lottery application available for 8th grade ESOL students: English application | Spanish Application
    Montessori   January 2 - March 12    Online Application  
    Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) January 2 - March 12 - Apply as 8th grader -  Online Application 
    For more information about the program >>
    Science and Technology Apply as 8th or 9th grader; multiple requirements; deadline to apply is beginning of November for following school year. More information >>
    Talented & Gifted (TAG)
    (TAG Center Programs)
    January 2 - March 12   Online Application  
    Technical Academy Bladensburg HS, Crossland HS, Gwynn Park HS, Laurel HS, Suitland HS January 2 - March 12 Online Application Application can only be accessed within PGCPS schools and offices; rising 11th graders only with 2.0 GPA.
    Visual & Performing Arts Program  
    The Visual and Performing Arts Schools are a rigorous four-year arts program that offers artistically talented high school students educational, instructional, and performance opportunities designed to prepare them for college, professional study, or career options in the arts.

    Deadline February 1 Northwestern HS and Suitland HS: 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 27 Online Application  
    Chesapeake MIT Elementary (K - 5) 6151 Chevy Chase Drive, Laurel, MD 20707  
    Phone: 240-573-7240
    November 1 - January 27 Online Application
    Chesapeake MIT - South (6 - 10) 9822 Fallard Court, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  
    Phone: 240-573-7250
    November 1 - January 27 Online Application
    College Park Academy  (6 - 11) 5751 Rivertech Court, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
    Phone: 240-696-3206
    November 1 - January 27 Online Application
    EXCEL Academy (K-8) 7910 Scott Road, Landover, MD 20785 
    Phone: 301-925-2320
    November 1 - January 27 Online Application
    Imagine Andrews (K-8) 4701 San Antonio Blvd., Andrews Airforce Base, MD  20762 
    Phone: 301-350-6002   
    November 1 - January 27 Online Application
    Imagine Foundations at Leeland (K-8) 14111 Oak Grove Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  
    Phone: 301-383-1899
    November 1 - January 27 Online Application
    Imagine Foundations at Morningside (K-8) 6900 Ames Street, Morningside, MD 20746  
    Phone: 301-817-0544
    November 1 - January 27 Online Application
    Imagine Lincoln    (K-8) 4207 Norcross Street, Temple Hills, MD 20748  
    Phone: 301-808-5600
    November 1 - January 27 Online Application
    Turning Point Academy (K-8) 7800 Good Luck Road, Lanham, MD 20706  
    Phone: 301-552-0164
    November 1 - January 27 Online Application
    Early Childhood and Before/After Extended Learning Programs      Location      Application
    Before and After School Extended Learning  61 Elementary Schools Enrolled in a school that has the Before and After Care Program and Tuition. Tuition paid bi-weekly.
    Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center Cool Spring ES

    Students 0-5 registered in Pre-K or Kindergarten. School attendance area.
    Early Learning Centers      Carmody Hills ES and Samuel Chase ES Students 0-5 registered in Pre-K or Kindergarten. School attendance area.
    Kindergarten Identified Boundary Schools State enrollment guidelines and 5 years old before September 1st. School attendance area registration.
    Pre-Kindergarten Various Schools Income, boundaries, and 4 years old before September 1st. School attendance area registration