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Reopening of High School Specialty Programs for Select Programs

Prince George’s County Public Schools Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) and Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has a limited number of seats available and welcomes your application for School Year 2022-2023.  

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P-TECH Hospitality Services Management is an innovative early college opportunity that creates a clear pathway for young scholars from diverse academic backgrounds.  Students can earn both their high school diploma and associate degree.

P-TECH School Site:  Frederick Douglass High School

Applications for P-TECH will be accepted for rising 9th graders.

The International Baccalaureate Program is an academically challenging and balanced course of study that prepares students for success in college and life beyond.  The mission of the program is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. 

IB School Sites:

  • Central High School
  • Frederick Douglass High School
  • Laurel High School 
  • Parkdale High School 

View School Finder to determine if you live in the boundary of  on the boundary school programs or to identify the IB Boundary High School based on your address in SchoolMax.

Applications for IB will be accepted for rising 9th and 10th graders.

To apply, visit: https://pgcpsmdc.scriborder.com/

The Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) program is the middle school arts specialty program. The Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) program is the high school arts specialty program. Both programs are designed to develop the interests and talents of students in the arts through an interdisciplinary approach, which stresses creativity, artistic expression, self-discipline, critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for cultural diversity.

Applications for CPA will be accepted for rising 7th and 8th graders only. 

  • Hyattsville Middle School CPA
    Click on the art form to see audition requirements
  • There are no seats available at Thomas G. Pullen CPA or Benjamin D. Foulois CPA

Applications for VPA will be accepted for rising 9th and 10th graders only.

  • Northwestern High VPA
    Click on the art form to see audition requirements
  • Suitland High School VPA
    Click on the art form to see audition requirements

View School Finder to determine if you live in the boundary programs or to identify the program based on your address in SchoolMax.

The application window for P-TECH, IB, VPA and CPA opens on May 13, 2022, and closes on May 27, 2022.