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PGCPS Lottery for Specialty Programs
Last modified: 12/17/2014 2:19:19 PM
Lottery Introduction
STUDENTS OFFERED MORE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
THROUGH SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
  
   

The 2014-2015 Specialty Program Schools Lottery has closed.  

Please check back in January when the application period re-opens for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) offers alternative means within the existing public school system to provide innovative learning opportunities and creative approaches to fulfill educational objectives for students.  Specialty programs provide a range of learning or unique subjects, activities and/or learning opportunities as an enhancement of choice for our community.

Through the PGCPS lottery process, parents and students have an opportunity to secure an available seat in one of the Specialty Programs established in selected schools throughout the county.  Space limitations require that admission to the Program/School is governed by a random placement lottery. Applications are available to all students who are residents of Prince George’s County.  Specialty Programs have specific boundaries and all school assignments through lottery are based upon a student’s home address (not the before and after school care provider).

Program choices and entrance criteria listed below by program:

Program Name

Grade(s)

Entrance Criteria

Creative and Performing Arts

K-5

Age 5 by September 1 (Kindergarten) or
Age 6 by September 1 (1st grade)

French Immersion 

K only

Age 5 by September 1

Montessori


 

PreK

Age 3 or 4 by September 1

K-8

Must be currently enrolled in a full-day certified Montessori school

Spanish Immersion

K only

Age 5 by September 1

Talented and Gifted

2-8

Must be TAG identified

**Early entrance options do not apply to Specialty Programs.