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How to Apply: High School Specialty Programs Chart

Specialty Programs Application Windows

  • October 1, 2022 - November 16, 2022
    • S/T and AEAT
  • October 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022
    • 3D Scholars, IB, P-TECH, Online Program,VPA
    • Academy of Health Sciences @ PGCC (AHS) (ONLY FOR CURRENT PGCPS STUDENTS or Non PGCPS students WITH a SY23 PSAT8/9 score); Please note that no further PSAT8/9 testing is scheduled for PGCPS after December 3, 2022. 
  • October 1, 2022 - February 17, 2023
    • Career Technical Education (CTE)
  • October 1, 2022 - March 15, 2023
    • Language Immersion Programs - Chinese, French, and Spanish
  • November 1, 2022 - January 27, 2023
    • Lottery Charter Schools

Specialty Program Application Window Chart

Program Name Application Window
3D Scholars October 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022

Aerospace Engineering & Aviation Technology (AEAT)

Science & Technology (S/T)

October 1, 2022 - November 16, 2022

Academy of Health Sciences @ PGCC (AHS)

October 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022 (ONLY FOR CURRENT PGCPS STUDENTS or Non PGCPS students WITH a SY23 PSAT8/9 score)
Please note that no further PSAT8/9 testing is scheduled for PGCPS after December 3, 2022.

Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) MS

Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) HS

October 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022
Career and Technical Education (CTE) October 1, 2022 - February 17, 2023
International Baccalaureate Program (IB) October 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022
Online Program October 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022
P-TECH October 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Programs December 15, 2022 - March 15, 2023
Lottery Charter Schools November 1, 2022 - January 27, 2023 

Specialty Programs Information and Application Link Chart

PGC = Prince George’s County
PGCPS =Prince George’s County Public Schools

High School Specialty Program

Location(s)

Students considered

Grades Accepted into Program

Application Required

Essay Required

For more information view the website listed for the respective program.

Application Link

PGCPS Students

PGC residents

3-D Scholars Program

Charles H. Flowers HS

PGCPS students and Residents of PGC

Rising 9th, 10th & 11th grade students 

Yes

Yes

No

3D Scholars

Application

Aerospace Engineering & Aviation Technology (AEAT)

DuVal HS

PGCPS students and

Residents of PGC

Rising 9th & 10th grade students 

No

Yes

(Homeschool & Private school students)

No

Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology

Home and Private School Application

Current PGCPS Student Application

Academy of Health Sciences @ PGCC (AHS)

  • Health Sciences 
  • Teacher Preparation

Prince George’s Community College

PGCPS students and

Residents of PGC

Rising 9th grade students 

Yes

Yes

No

Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George's Community College

Application

Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) MS

Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) HS

Various Locations

PGCPS students and Residents of PGC

MS: 6th - 8th

HS: 9th - 10th

Yes

Yes

Yes

http://pgcpsarts.org

Application

Career and Technical Education (CTE)*

*All programs are listed below.

Various Locations

PGCPS Students

Rising 11th grade students

Yes

N/A

No

Career and Technical Education



Application

 

CTE Programs

Construction and Development

  • Electrical
  • Carpentry
  • HVAC
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Construction Design

Business Management & Finance

  • Accounting
  • Business Administrative Services
  • Business Management
  • Academy of Finance (NAF)
  • Business Marketing

Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism

  • Barbering
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Food & Beverage Management (ProStart)

Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology

  • Pre-Engineering - Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Environmental, Agricultural, and Natural Resources

  • Animal Science
  • Natural Science

Arts, Media and Communication

  • Interactive Media Production

Transportation Technologies

  • Autobody Repair
  • Automotive Technician

Information Technology

  • IT Networking Academy (CISCO)
  • Computer Science
  • TalentReady
  • InTECS - Integrating Technology, Engineering, and Computer Science

 

Health and Biosciences

  • Biomedical Science: Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
  • Health Professions:
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
    • Pharmacy Technician

 

Human Resources Services - Education

  • Early Childhood Education/Child Care
  • Early Childhood Education/Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM)

 

Human Resources Services - Safety and Security

  • Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician
  • Homeland Securiity and Emergency Preparedness (HSEP) Program:
    • Homeland Security Sciences Pathway
    • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Pathway

Human Resources Services - Safety and Security (cont.)

  • Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)

    • Army
    • Navy
    • Air Force
  • Public Safety Academy

Evening High School Program

  • Health Professions: Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts

Adolescent Single Parent Program

Career Research and Development

Apprenticeship Maryland Program

Immersion Programs

Central High School (Rising French Immersion 10th-12th graders)

Largo High School (Chinese Immersion, French Immersion and Spanish Immersion) Rising 9th grade Immersion students

Current Immersion 8th grade students

PGCPS 9th grade student who applies and tests on grade level proficiency in English and the Immersion Language

PGCPS 10-12th grade student who applies and tests on grade level proficiency in English and French

Yes & Proficiency testing 


(9th Grade Immersion Continuity Students Exempt)

Yes & Proficiency testing 


(9th Grade Immersion Continuity Students Exempt)

No

Immersion Programs

Students who want to test into Immersion that are not currently in Immersion must apply to take the test. Testing application is due March 15th for the following school year.

Application

Current PGCPS Immersion 8th graders must complete the continuity form (available from the school) and return by closing date.

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

Various High Schools

PGCPS students and
Residents of PGC

Rising 9th and 10th grade students

Yes 

(TAG Center Continuity Students exempt)

Yes 

Yes

(TAG Center Continuity Students exempt)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Application

PGCPS Online Campus

 

Virtual

PGCPS students and
Residents of PGC

7th - 12th grade

Yes

Yes No

PGCPS Online Campus

Application

P-TECH

Frederick Douglass High School

PGCPS students in the Frederick Douglass boundary

Rising 9th grade students 

Yes

   

Pathways in Technology Early College High School: P-TECH

Application

Science & Technology Program (S/T)

Charles H.Flowers Eleanor Roosevelt Oxon Hill 

PGCPS students and
Residents of PGC

Rising 9th & 10th grade students 

No

Yes

(Homeschool & Private school students)

No

Science and Technology Program

Home and Private School Application

Current PGCPS student Application