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Specialty Schools Program

In Prince George's County Public Schools we offer CPA (Creative & Performing Arts) and VPA (Visual & Performing Arts) are selection based speciality programs for students with a passion for the Arts. Students that are interested in the programs must submit an application before the deadline, audition, and/or meet certain selection criteria (lottery submission). These selection based programs can encompass the whole school or be a program within a school. 

There are three CPA programs for middle school students. Currently there are two K-8 schools, Thomas G. Pullen Creative and Performing Arts Academy and Benjamin D. Foulois Creative and Performing Arts Academy, and one middle school, Hyattsville Middle. Please check School Finder to check for your boundary Arts school. 

The two VPA programs exist at two high schools, Northwestern High and Suitland High, both are programs within a school. Please check School Finder to check for your boundary Arts school. 

Please visit the Arts Programs Application & Audition site for more details.