• On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. A letter from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson is forthcoming with more information.

    El miércoles, 6 de mayo, la Dra. Karen Salmon, superintendente de educación del estado, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. Próximamente se enviará una carta de la Dra. Monica Goldson, directora ejecutiva, con más información.

    Le mercredi 6 mai, la Surintendante de l'éducation de l’État, Dr Karen Salmon, a annoncé que toutes les écoles publiques du Maryland resteront fermées pour le reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020. Une lettre de la Directrice exécutive, Dr Monica Goldson, suivra avec plus d'informations.

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  • Public Charter School Lottery Application Timeline for 2020-2021

    Public Charter School Lottery Application Timeline for 2020-2021

    The Charter School Lottery will be open November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020 for applications for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    La lotería para solicitudes de ingreso a las escuelas chárter  para el año escolar 2020-2021 estará abierta a partir del 1 de noviembre de 2019 al 31 de enero de 2020. 

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    Things to Remember:

    • Names (student and responsible parent/guardian) must be spelled accurately and match as indicated in SchoolMax. Any variation will prohibit the entry of an application for the lottery.
    • Applications will not be accepted without a valid student identification number and phone number. 

    New Sibling Preference Applications Process

    Prince George’s County Public Schools give lottery preference to new students who already have a sibling in the school. Siblings must live in the same household, have the same responsible parent/guardian, and both siblings must be enrolled at the charter school for the 2020-2021 school year. Families must submit a valid lottery application by the deadline to be eligible for sibling preference.

    New this year all applications for sibling preference will be accepted during the public charter school open enrollment season from November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020. This new process allows PGCPS to streamline data entry and accurately capture family information that links families and especially siblings.

    To submit a sibling preference application, please logon at http://lottery.pgcps.org/ to submit your application for sibling preference. Sibling preference is based on seat availability and never a guarantee. If there is more sibling preference request than seats available, a sibling lottery will be held to determine placement.

    Changes to the lottery application is permitted only during the open lottery period. Once the lottery closes on January 31, 2020 parents will not be allowed to make changes.

    Please keep all email confirmations as your record of lottery entries. 

    Prince George's County Public Charter Schools Open House Information Sessions

    (Parents are encouraged to check with individual charter schools for updates and changes.)

    ATTENTION: Last day to submit lottery application for all charter schools is January 31, 2020 for school year 2020-2021.