Explore the Options

College and career ready at PGCPS has numerous options for rising and current high school students. Below is a list of rigorous programs and opportunities for our high school students.

  • Advanced Placement: College preparatory classes offered during Junior and Senior year in High School. Advanced Placement, or AP students may also take the AP test to receive college credit for the course.
  • Academy of Health Sciences: (Middle College Program): A four-year program that blends high school and college work through the use of dual enrollment credits. At the completion of the four-year program, students will meet all requirements for a high school diploma and two years of college credit.
  • Career Academies: Rigorous four-year courses of study that prepare students for college as well as future jobs in a specific industry or area.  Currently there are 12 academies with different industry focuses such as Architecture & Design, Law, Education, and Public Service, and Information Technology. Career academies may also overlap with CTE programs, as courses of study may also have state or national certifications.
  • Career and Technology Education (CTE): Provides rigorous courses of study for students with 2-year state certification opportunities for specific areas including automotive, business & finance, and information technology. 
  • Creative, Visual and Performance Arts: A rigorous four-year arts program that offers artistically talented high school students from all over Prince George’s County educational opportunities designed to prepare them for college, professional study, or career options in the arts.
  • Dual Enrollment: Earn college credit while still in high school! Dual enrollment provides high school juniors and seniors with the opportunities to take college courses with public colleges and universities in the state of Maryland.
  • Junior Reserve Officers' Training Program (JROTC): A Federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in High Schools across the United States.

  • Science and Technology: The Science and Technology Program is a four-year high school course of study that provides broad pre-college academic experiences with content and application focused on science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. Admission is based on competitive entrance requirements.