PGCPS Lottery for Specialty Programs
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Available Programs

Program choices and entrance criteria listed below by program. Click a program name to find out more information.

Program Name 


Entrance Criteria 

Creative and Performing Arts


Age 5 by September 1 (Kindergarten) or
Age 6 by September 1 (1st grade)

French Immersion 

K only

Age 5 by September 1




Age 3 or 4 by September 1


Must be currently enrolled in a full-day Montessori affiliated school

Age 5 by September 1 (Kindergarten) or 
Age 6 by September 1 (1st grade)

Spanish Immersion/Dual Language

K only

Age 5 by September 1

Talented and Gifted


Must be TAG identified

**Early entrance options do not apply to Specialty Programs.



Prince George's County offers other programs which require separate applications not related to the Specialty Program lottery placement process.  Please contact the corresponding program office regarding applications.    Specialty Programs, Career Academies, and Charter School Application Process 

Charter Schools
For information on the application and lottery process, please visit the Charter Schools website at:


Pupil Accounting
14201 School Lane, Room 211
Upper  Marlboro,  MD 20772
301-952-6300 Phone
301-952-6784 Fax  


Last modified: 11/20/2020 3:40:20 PM