Do Charter School have attendance boundaries
like the Specialty Programs Schools?
Public Charter Schools do not have attendance
Will busing be
Transportation IS NOT provided by Prince George's County
Public Schools and may be available on a limited basis by private carrier.
Contact the individual charter school for further details.
What are the School hours?
Charter school will set their school hours. As soon as that determination is
made, we will post the information on our Charter School website.
What is the process for hiring of staff
(administrative, secretarial, custodial)?
Charter Schools will use
the same format as we use for all other schools and offices in the system –
hiring will occur through our Human Resources Division.
I am interested in applying for my child to enter
a Charter School. What should I do? 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
- 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
- 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?
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.
I am unable to include my
address when completing the Charter School lottery application. How can I
insure that I will receive written correspondence?
that is used for written correspondence is the address on file with Prince
George's County Public Schools student database. If your address is incorrect
in this database your written correspondence may be delayed. Please insure that
your address information is correct.
My child is a former student
and we have moved since his/her withdrawal from Prince George's County Public
Schools. How do I insure that our address has been updated?
your boundary school taking your new proof of residency with you. Explain that
your former student needs address update in the student database for the purpose
of applying to the lottery.
My child will turn 5 years
of age after September 1. Am I able to apply for Charter School lottery
placement for Kindergarten for him/her?
Maryland state law requires
that a child be 5 years of age on or before September 1 to enter Kindergaten.
We must abide by this law, therefore, if your child will be be 5 years of age
AFTER September 1 you can not apply for lottery placement to a Charter School
My child currently attends a Charter School. If
I apply for a different Charter School will my child automatically be withdrawn
from the current Charter School?
Application for entry to a
different Charter School does NOT automatically withdraw your student from the
Charter School he/she is currently attending. However, if your choice is to
change your child's Charter School you must apply through the lottery
My family is new to Prince George's County but my child
attended a Charter School in our previous school district. Will my child
receive reciprocity to enroll in a Charter School here?
curriculums can differ from one jurisdiction to another, there are no
reciprocity arrangements for Charter Schools. You may contact the Charter
School of interest to see if there are seats available.
Enrollment in a Charter School in Prince George's County would depend
on the grade level and seat availability at the particular Charter School the
family is interested in.
Is Before and After Care
Each Charter School makes their own Before and After Care
arrangements. Please contact the Charter school of interest for information
regarding Before and After Care.