Parent Guide-HS Specialty Programs
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I learn about the different programs?
Parents are also welcome to look at the PowerPoint Presentation that was given to students earlier this year.
How does my student apply to a specialty program?
Students will also need to write 250 CHARACTERS (NOT WORDS) about why they want to attend their first choice program. This is a very brief statement about why they want to attend that program. If students write an essay - it will simply be cut off after 250 characters.
**Do some programs have additional requirements??**
For the overwhelming majority of programs, you just need to complete the online application. However, there are a few programs that require and/or recommend that additional materials be completed. Those are:
The CFPA Program at Colgan High School - Students need an Audition/Portfolio packet that they bring with them on the day of their audition or portfolio submission - available from Mr. Davison or CFPA website.
The CISL Program at Hylton High School - They recommend that students complete two teacher recommendations and an essay - available from Mr. Davison or CISL Website.
The Pre-Governor's Program at Osbourn Park High School - Students MUST complete an additional paper application which contains a student information sheet, research/study experience, and two teacher recommendations - available from Mr. Davison or on Pre-Gov Website.
How can I learn more detailed information about each program?
Osbourn Park High School - Biotechnology Program & Pre-Governor's School - Wednesday, Jan. 9th - 6:30 - 8 PM
Potomac High School - Cambridge Program - Thursday, Jan. 10th - 7 PM
Woodbridge High School - AP Scholars Program - Thursday, Jan. 24th - 6:30 PM
Hylton High School - CISL Program - Monday, Jan. 14th - 7 - 8:30 PM
Gar-Field High School - IB Programme - Tuesday, Jan. 8th - 7 PM
Forest Park High School - IT Program - Wednesday, Jan. 9th - 7 PM
Freedom High School - CENS Program - Thursday, Jan. 17th - 7 PM
How will transportation work?
An example of past specialty program bus stops can be seen here (Please Note: This is subject to change each year based on enrollment and acceptances):
What if I don't have computer access at home?
Lab sessions will be offered during encore time on:
Thursday, November 29th
Thursday, December 13th
Thursday, January 3rd
Thursday, January 17th
Thursday, January 31st
Students just need to see Mr. Davison to get a permission slip!