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    Public Charter School Lottery Application Timeline for 2020-2021

    The Charter School Lottery will be open November 2, 2020 through January 29, 2021 for applications for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    La lotería para solicitudes de ingreso a las escuelas chárter  para el año escolar 2021-2022 estará abierta a partir del 2 de noviembre de 2020 al 29 de enero de 2021. 

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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 2021-2022 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, 2020 through January 29, 2021. 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 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 29, 2021 parents will not be allowed to make changes.

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

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    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 29, 2021 for school year 2021-2022.