ENROLLING IN A CHARTER SCHOOL
If you are currently living in Prince George’s County but your child is not enrolled in a public school, you will need to obtain a Prince George's County Public School issued student number for your child – this number is required to complete the charter school lottery application. You do not need to withdraw your child in order to get this number.
- Contact the school assigned for your home address to make arrangements to obtain the student number. School Finder
- Bring your child's original birth certificate and your proof of Prince George's County residence (you may use your deed or settlement papers or a lease or rental agreement. If you have residence other than the aforementioned please call the Pupil Accounting School Boundaries Office at 301-952-6300 for information on what documents to provide as your proof of residence).
- Inform the Secretary/Registrar that you need a student number to apply for the lottery. Remain at the school until the number is issued by the Secretary/Registrar.
- Use this number for application for your child to enter a Charter School.
My child is already a student in Prince George's County Public Schools - where would I find the student number?
Look at your child's report card. The student number is a 9 digit number starting with 000 or 10. Or you can GO TO your child's school with proof of identity and request the student number.
Charter schools may implement instructional programs and curriculum standards that may be different than other traditional public schools. These schools are operated by community leaders or educational management organizations- but all are held accountable for performance standards and student achievement by the Prince George's County Board of Education.
2012-2013 PGCPS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
Public Charter Schools: Excel Public Charter, Chesapeake Math and IT Public Charter, Turning Point Academy Public Charter
Contact: Andrew Zuckerman, Area Superintendent
John E. Howard Office
4400 Shell Street
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Imagine Schools (Imagine Andrews, Foundation I @Leeland, Foundations II@Morningside, Lincoln)
Contact: William Hill, Executive Director
Maryland Charter School Network
Maryland Charter School Network Technical Sessions
Maryland Charter School Law
Introduction to Charter Schools in Maryland
Maryland Public Charter Schools Model Policy and Resource Guide
PGCPS Administrative Policy on Charter Schools
US Charter Schools