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#TeamPGCPS Brings Real-World Success Into Classroom

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What happens when career professionals choose the classroom? Career and Technical Education (CTE) excellence! 

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Helene Johnson spent 25 years in the federal intelligence community before putting aside her Top Secret clearance to inspire students — especially women — to pursue cybersecurity careers! Meet Ms. Johnson and her students in this WTOP story.

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Classically-trained Chef Muriel Homesack oversees the Crossland High School culinary arts program, where students not only learn food prep, safety and technique, but also business and soft skills. Read More

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Certified Master Technician Ryan Asmussen is writing a new chapter — one that brings his real-world experience into the classroom to guide students along a tried-and-true path toward careers in automotive technology! Read More

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Lawyer-turned-teacher Nissa Copemann says after experiencing a lack of diversity in her field, she intends to inspire more students to pursue the many career paths introduced in the Law and Homeland Security programs! 


ROTC--CTE Month 2020

Major Soynae Strickland transitioned from the Air Force into the classroom to help students develop character and life skills to succeed in any career!


Through CTE, students can earn college credit, work experience and certifications in high-wage and high-demand industries. 

Learn More + Apply for a CTE Program

Athletes Announce College Plans: National Signing Day

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Top student-athletes across PGCPS committed to their athletic and collegiate futures this week for the annual National Signing Day. 

Student Stars in Super Bowl Commercial

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Glenn Dale Elementary School student Sydney Young starred in a commercial broadcast during the Super Bowl where she portrayed a speller participating in a spelling bee! 


Photo of the Week: A Signing Day 'First!'

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College Park Academy hosted its inaugural National Signing Day! Congratulations to senior Hope Arce-Reed who committed to West Virginia Wesleyan for volleyball.


2020-2021 School Calendar Available


Approved by the Board of Education, the 2020-21 school calendar includes state-mandated holidays for all school districts, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, and days around Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. As community polling sites, schools must also be closed for election days.

2020-2021 Calendar

Nominations Open for Teacher of the Year

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Nominate an outstanding teacher for the prestigious Teacher of the Year Award! Candidates must be in their sixth year of teaching and plan to remain in the classroom during the 2020-21 school year. Submission Deadline: March 6 at 5 p.m. More Info

Wednesday! College and Career Readiness Workshops

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Learn about essential college and career readiness tools and how to maximize your high school experience on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Charles H. Flowers High School. 


Save the Date: PGCPS Legislative Night

Join the CEO, Board of Education, labor partners, and state senators and delegates in Annapolis on Monday, Feb. 24 to support #BlueprintforMD funding for public schools!

#CTEMonth Twitter Chat

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Have questions about high school CTE programs? Join our team @PGCPSCTE on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. for a Twitter Chat “High-Skill, High-Wage, High-Demand.”

Elementary School Specialty Programs Lottery

Interested in a specialty program for your elementary school student? Now is the time to apply for our creative and performing arts, talented and gifted (TAG), language immersion and Montessori programs!

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Learn About High School Dual Enrollment

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Did you know that high school students can take college courses while PGCPS pays the tuition? Learn more during an upcoming Dual Enrollment Info Session. Feb. 19 at Northwestern High School (register) or Feb. 25 at Oxon Hill High School (register).

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#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Students Host #BlackHistoryMonth Art Exhibit

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For African American History Month, students in the Charles H. Flowers High School Community Referenced Instruction (CRI) program produced an exhibit inspired by the work of local African American artists!

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Scholar of the Week: Vanessa Velas Romero, High Point HS

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Meet Scholar of the Week Vanessa Velas Romero, an aspiring politico and Posse Scholar!


New Partnership to Focus on K–12 Improvement

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PGCPS and the University of Maryland College of Education announced a new partnership to create joint faculty appointments, advance teacher preparation programs and focus on K-12 school improvement through a range of initiatives!

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Funding Advocacy in Annapolis

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CEO Dr. Monica Goldson and Board of Education Chair Dr. Alvin Thornton recently shared an update on the school system's progress with the Prince George's County House Delegation and advocated for an equitable school funding formula. 

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