PGCPS LogoPrince George's County Public Schools
  • Academics


    As a part of Secondary School Reform (SSR), Prince George's County Public Schools will redesign its high schools. To enrich teaching and learning, each high school will focus on specific career related themes. PGCPS is pursuing this new vision to ensure that 100% of our graduates are college and workforce ready for the 21st century.

    Secondary School Reform is the strategic implementation of that vision. Below are the academies that will be offered during the academic year incoming 9th grade students will be able to participate in an academy if offered at their boundary high school.


    Aerospace LogoAerospace Engineering & Aviation Technology

     Aerospace & Engineering
    What is the Aerospace & Engineering?

    The Aerospace Engineering & Aviation Technology @ Duval High School is a rigorous, four-year program that provides highly specialized college preparatory courses. The program offers an innovative problem-based curriculum and real-world application of math, science and engineering. Students develop essential 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration needed to be successful in today’s world.

    Admissions Requirements

    Students seeking entrance into this program must take an admissions examination. The examination is a nationally normed multiple-choice achievement test consisting of two timed subtests: reading comprehension and mathematics problem solving. The following factors are used to determine eligibility


    1. Earned grades
    2. Standardized test of verbal skills
    3. Standardized test of numerical ability

    Please view the The Aerospace Engineering & Aviation Technology Brochure for examples of course schedules and recommended electives.

    CSHospTourLogoConsumer Service and Hospitality & Tourism

    Culinary Arts
    The Culinary Arts program of study includes an introduction to various food service careers. Students develop a broad understanding of American Culinary Federation (ACF) skills and competencies, practice the fundamental concepts and techniques of food preparation and professional industry standards, and demonstrate appropriate principles of cooking practices, safety and sanitation procedures, knife skills, and meal planning.

    Food & Beverage Management (ProStart)
    The ProStart program introduces high school students to a wide variety of careers within the restaurant, food service, and hospitality industry. Students will study and practice professional food preparation of international cuisines, food safety and sanitation, customer relations, accounting, cost control, marketing, and an introduction to aspects of lodging management.

    Please view the Academy of Consumer Services, Hospitality, & Tourism Brochure for examples of course schedules and recommended electives.


    GraphicArtMegiaCommLogo Graphic Arts, Media, Communication

    Communication & Broadcast Technology
    The Communication & Broadcast Technology program provides students the opportunity to explore the demands of television and media production. Courses include a full investigation into TV production, recording technologies, and a deep dive in to the fine arts.

    Computer Graphics
    The Computer Graphics program enables students to capture design opportunities made possible through the use of technology. Students enrolled in this program will explore the arts through courses in Drawing and Painting, Art, and Introduction to Photography while using courses in Computer Graphics to translate art onto the computer screen.

     Interactive Media Production
    The interactive media program provides students with a strong foundation in arts and communication with an emphasis on design, graphic, media communications, interactive technologies, and project development. Students may produce three-dimension models, two dimension animations, layered images, streaming media, and web page portfolios. Students will advance their understanding and skill in computer game design and interactive programming.

    Please view the Academy of Graphic Arts, Media, & Communication Brochure for examples of course schedules and recommended electives.

    ITLogo Information Technology

      IT Database Academy Oracle (Software Programming)
    Students studying IT Database Academy Oracle (Software Programming) will be prepared for further study and careers in the field of Computer Science and Software Programming. Students will learn all aspects of computer science including: programming, hardware design, networks, graphics, databases and information retrieval, software design, programming languages, web development, and social issues (Internet security, privacy, and intellectual property.)

    IT Networking Academy CISCO (Systems Engineering)
    The Cisco IT Networking Academy and Microsoft IT Academy are nationally recognized programs that prepare students for successful careers in information technology fields such as computer network design and administration, hardware, software and network installation, local and wide-area network management, and systems engineering. Students will be prepared to use decision-making and problem-solving techniques in the application of science, mathematics, communication, and social studies concepts to solve networking problems.

    Please view the Academy of Information Technology Brochure for examples of course schedules and recommended electives.


    ptlwLogo Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

    Project Lead The Way® (PLTW) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for middle and high school students. PLTW forms partnerships with public schools, higher education institutions and the private sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our educational system. Charles Herbert Flowers High School is now a certified school for PLTW.