Parent Guide-HS Specialty Programs
Frequently Asked Questions
If students do not apply to any of the specialty programs, then they will attend their zoned base high school.
Where can I learn about the different programs?
Parents are also welcome to view the narrated PowerPoint presentation that was created for students.
Part I - Transition to High School
Part II - High School Specialty Programs
Part III - CTE and JROTC Programs
How does my student apply to a specialty program?
How can I learn more detailed information about each program?
Countywide Information Sessions (Held Virtually):
Tuesday, October 27th – 7PM
Thursday, October 29th – 7PM
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: PLEASE CLICK HERE
Additionally, each of the PWCS high schools will be offering their own information nights:
Please click HERE to find a list of all the school based information nights offered across the county.*
*This document is live, and will be updated as more schools provide information about their information nights.
**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.
The CFPA Program at Colgan High School - Students will need to complete an Audition/Portfolio packet. The Audition format (Virtual/In-Person) has not yet been determined.
The CISL Program at Hylton High School - They recommend that students complete two teacher recommendations and an essay. Please see the Hylton 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 on Pre-Gov Website.
How will transportation work?
Can I get help submitting my application?
Due to the virtual setting this year, Mr. Davison will be hosting multiple Zoom help sessions for students to get their questions answered and get any help needed with submitting their applications. A calendar of those dates will be sent out in the coming weeks.