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?
All of the PWCS high schools will be offering various information nights.
Please click here to find a list of all the information nights offered across the county.
Also students are encouraged to check out the Specialty Program Resource Center in the Library! (See picture below!)
How will transportation work?
What if I don't have computer access at home?
Have your students see Mr. Davison to get a permission slip!