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Feb 6 - Special Programs and Charter Schools in Prince George's County

posted Feb 6, 2015, 8:25 AM by PJ Brennan
A neighbor recently asked if there were other opportunities in our county for middle and high school.  You don't have to go to your designated school, check out the matrix below provided by our newly elected school board member for district 2, Lupi Quinteros-Grady (files attached at the bottom of this message):

Prince George's County Public Schools
Board of Education Member, District 2
14201 School Lane | Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
301 952-6115 (phone) | 301 952-6114 (fax) | email: lupi.grady@pgcps.org - See more at: http://www1.pgcps.org/board/grady/#sthash.1QIPOnu5.dpuf




The Specialty Program Lottery Application deadline is March 12, 2015. Interested parents may apply to the lottery during the screening process. https://forms.pgcps.org/specialty/

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS

Please see the chart below for additional information on PGCPS Specialty Programs and Public Charter Schools currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.

 

Program

School Sites/Websites

Open House/
Info Session

Application Deadline

    
Academic Programs Academic Programs showcase will be held on October 30 at Eleanor Roosevelt from 6 -9 and Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. HS November 5 at 6pm.  

Creative & Performing Arts

Benjamin Foulois Academy (Grades K-8)

Hyattsville MS (Grades 7-8)

Thomas G. Pullen(Grades K-8)

Information sessions were held during the Fall Back-to-School Night

January 5 - March 12 

 Lottery Application Process for Grades K-5;
Audition Process for Grades 6-8
 

Forestville Military AcademyForestville Military AcademyCheck individual school websites for dates of information sessions 
                                    March 12 deadline

French Immersion

John Hanson French Immersion (Grades K-8)

Robert Goddard French Immersion (Grades K-8)

Check individual school websites for dates of information sessions

January 5 - March 12  

Online Application 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program

Central HS

Crossland HS

Frederick Douglass HS

Laurel HS

Parkdale HS

Suitland HS

Check individual school websites for dates of information sessions

March 12 deadline

Online Application 

Montessori

John Hanson Montessori (PreK-8)
Judith P. Hoyer Montessori (PreK-6)

Robert Goddard Montessori (PreK-8) 

Information session was held during the Fall Back-to-School Night 

January 5 - March 12  

Online Application 

Spanish Immersion - Full and Dual LanguageCesar Chavez (Dual Language - Grades K - 1)
Overlook (Full Immersion - Grades K-1)
Phyllis E. Williams (Full Immersion - Grades K-1)
Check individual school websites for dates of information sessions 
January 5 - March 12  

Online Application

Talented & Gifted (TAG)
(TAG Center Programs)

Accokeek Academy(Grades 2-8)

Capitol Heights ES(Grades 2-5)

Glenarden Woods ES(Grades 2-5)Heather Hills ES (Grades 2-5)

Highland Park ES(Grades 2-5)

Longfields ES (Grades 2-5)

Valley View ES (Grades 2-5)

Greenbelt MS (Grades 6-8)

Kenmoor MS (Grades 6-8)

Walker Mill MS (Grades 6-8)

Check individual school websites for dates of information sessions

January 5 - March 12  

Online Application

Technical Academy         

Bladensburg, Crossland, Gwynn Park, Laurel, Suitland 

Check individual school websites for dates of information sessions 

March 12, 2015

 

Online Application
Application can only be accessed within PGCPS schools and offices 

Visual & Performing Arts Program

Northwestern High School

Suitland High School

Northwestern: 
Open House - January 14
Workshop Info: 301-985-1820 x2365
Suitland:
January 20 
6-7:30 p.m. - Audition Workshop 
7:45-8:30 p.m. - Open House 
Annabelle Ferguson Auditorium

February 1

Northwestern: Online Application

 Suitland: Online Application 

Charter School

Address

Open House/
Info Session

Application

Deadline

Chesapeake MIT - North (6-10) 

6100 Frost Place, Laurel 20707
301-350-6052  

 November 15, 7-8pm
 November 16, 1:30-2:30pm

 December 13, 4-5pm

 January 4, 1:30-2:30pm

January 31

Online Application

Chesapeake MIT - K - 5

TBD

301-776-2300

open house location:

6100 Frost Place, Laurel 20707

November 22, 6:30-7:30pm
 November 23, 1:30-2:30pm

 December 13, 7-8pm

January 4, 3-4pm

January 31  

Online Application

Chesapeake MIT - South (6 - 7) 

TBD

301-776-2300

open house location:

6100 Frost Place, Laurel 20707
November 15, 7-8pm
 November 16, 1:30-2:30pm

 December 13, 5-6pm

January 4, 1:30-2:30pm

January 31  

Online Application

College Park Academy

7501 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville 20783

 240-696-3206

November 13, 5-6:30p

 

January 31

Online Application

EXCEL Academy(K-8)

7910 Scott Road, Landover  

301-952-2320

 December17, 9am-1pm

January 21, 9 am - 1 pm

January 31

Online Application

Imagine Andrews(K-8)

4701 San Antonio Blvd

Joint Base Andrews, MD

301-350-6000  

November 6 

 January 15 

January 31

Online Application

Imagine Foundations at Leeland (K-8)

14111 Oak Grove Road, Upper Marlboro 

301-808-4003

TBD

January 31

Online Application

Imagine Foundations at Morningside (K-8)

6900 Ames Street SE, Morningside 

301-817-0544

December 12, 6:30pm

January 31

Online Application

Imagine Lincoln(K-8)

4207 Norcross Street, Temple Hills

301-808-5600

November 20, 5:30pm

December 18, 10am

January 15, 5:30pm

January 16, 10am

January 31

Online Application

Turning Point Academy (K-8)

7800 Good Luck Road, Lanham 

301-552-0164

 November 5, 8:30am-3pm

 January 7, 8:30am-3pm

January 31

Online Application

NOTE: The Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College application process occurs in the fall, and admission tests for the program are in December. For program and application details, visit their webpage by clicking here.




Here is the information for Science and Tech, Aerospace, and Academy of Health Sciences:
PGCPS SPECIAL PROGRAMS TESTING



Prince George's County Public Schools Special Programs Includes:
  • Science and Technology
  • Academy of Health Sciences @ PGCC
Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology @ DuVal HS
All three programs are serviced by the same test yet have some differences in their acceptance criteria. This year, applications for the programs will be processed online. Grade 8 and 9 students may apply for the Science and Technology Program. Only grade 8 students may apply for the Academy of Health Sciences @ PGCC and the Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology @ DuVal HS.

Science and Technology Testing
A nationally normed multiple-choice achievement test is administered to eighth and ninth grade students as part of the Science and Technology Admissions Program. Each test consists of two timed subtests: reading comprehension and mathematics problem solving. The total test takes approximately two hours to complete. Three Science and Technology centers service Prince George's County schools: Oxon Hill High School, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and Charles Herbert Flowers High School. Students accepted for admission will attend one of the three Science and Technology Centers based upon their legal home residence in Prince George's County.

This year ALL PGCPS applications for grade 8 and 9 students will be done electronically. This process will be initiated by the guidance counselor at your child's school. PGCPS students applying for the program will receive a printed application for their parents to sign. Once signed, it will be returned to the school guidance counselor and verified via the online application process.

For students currently attending private schools, they may pick up applications from their school, one of the three Science and Technology Program centers, or contact the PGCPS Department of Testing.

Charles Herbert Flowers Eleanor Roosevelt Oxon Hill High

Click here to identify the Science and Technology Center for a particular address.

In order to apply, please click on the link for 2015 Private School Student Application for Special Programs on the menu bar of our Department of Testing homepage.

Spring testing is ONLY reserved for those students who enrolled in PGCPS after Nov. 1, 2014 or students who were registered to test in Dec. 2014 but due to documented extenuating circumstances failed to test. Those circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Testing Dates:

December 3, 2014 (Middle School Students)

December 6, 2014 (Grade 9 and Private School Students)

Applications are available and submitted by the guidance office of public middle and high schools. Non-public applications are available online and are due by Friday, November 7, 2014. For questions, please call the Department of Testing (301) 702-3860. Applications for students enrolled in Prince Georges County Public schools are due to the Department of Testing on Friday, November 7, 2014.

Admission:
The scores from each of the subtests along with grades in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies from the four quarters of the previous school year (in some cases trimester) and the first grading period of the current school year are combined to create a total score. Parents may use the SchoolMAX Family Portal to view the grades used in the formula. (Click here for directions) The total score provides the basis for selection to the High School Science and Technology Program. Approximately 2,500 students take this examination, although over 3,000 applications are filed by the time the examination is administered. Nearly twenty percent of the students taking the examination are offered admission to the Program.



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PJ Brennan,
Feb 6, 2015, 8:25 AM
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