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PGCPS Lottery for Specialty Programs
Last modified: 11/11/2014 9:57:56 AM
Lottery for Specialty Programs


The 2015-2016 Specialty Program lottery will open the first week of January 2015.  Applications will be availabe for online submission only.

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) offers alternative means within the existing public school system to provide innovative learning opportunities and creative educational 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.  Program choices include Creative and Performing Arts, French Immersion, Spanish Immersion, Montessori, and Talented and Gifted.  Through the PGCPS lottery process, parents and students have an opportunity to secure an available seat in one of the Specialty Programs (SP) established in selected schools throughout the county.  Space limitations require that admission to the Program/School is governed by a random placement lottery and admissions are open 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.