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Immersion

Language Immersion

Language Immersion is an educational approach in which students are taught the curriculum content through the medium of a second language, Spanish or French. Children learn their entire core subjects (reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science) in Spanish or French.
Dual Language Education is also known as Two Way Immersion. The Spanish Dual Language Program gives equal emphasis to English and non-English language speakers. Students learn Spanish and English through content based instruction in selected core subjects with a cross cultural understanding for both native and non-native speakers. Students read, write, listen and speak in both languages, becoming bilingual, biliterate and bicultural.


Dual enrollment
Dual Enrollment
In keeping with our goals to insure that every child is college and career ready, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to earn college credit, while still in high school through the Dual Enrollment Program. PGCPS will pay tuition for all students dually enrolled in qualified courses at any Maryland public college or university. Fees and textbooks will be paid for students who receive free and reduced meals.


CTE

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education Programs are like schools within a school. PGCPS adopted this model based on projected workforce trends and future employment opportunities within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. All programs of study have strong collaborative relationships with business, industry and post secondary education. Hence, many programs may lead to industry recognized professional certifications and/or licenses. Equally important, some programs enable students to earn college credit while in high school. Programs of study consist of multi-year sequence of course work, career guidance, and work-based learning experiences that enables students to make more informed college and career choices. They also afford students an opportunity to earn college credit, industry certification/licenses, or pre-apprenticeship experience prior to leaving high school.


Arts Integration

Arts Integration

Arts Integration is an approach to teaching where students create, produce, present or perform artistic work that shows their understanding of another discipline, students achieve standard objectives in both the arts and in the other academic discipline and the creative process brings together existing connections between the art form and the other academic discipline.

About Prince George's County Public Schools

Core Values

  • Students are our priority and all students can achieve at high academic levels. 
  • Families, students, and educators share the responsibility for student success.
  • High expectations inspire high performance. 
  • All staff share the responsibility for a safe and supportive school environment contributing to excellence in education. 
  • The support of everyone in our community is essential to the success of our schools and students, and this success enriches our community. 
  • Continuous improvement in teaching, leadership, and accountability is the key to our destiny 

Mission

To provide a great education that empowers all students and contributes to thriving communities.

Vision

PGCPS will be a GREAT school system recognized for providing education services which ensure that every student in our diverse school district graduates ready for college and careers in a global society.

 

Prince George's County Public Schools Accomplishments

By the Numbers

Growing Enrollment

132,363

From 2013 to 2017, student enrollment grew from 125,135 to 132,363.


PGCPS

2nd

PGCPS is the 2nd largest school system in MD and among the top 25 largest in the US.


Facts & Figures

$1.9B

Increases in federal, state and local revenue resulted in the approval of a $1.92 billion operating budget for FY2017.


Languages Spoken

165

Our students speak 165 languages and come from 147 countries.


Achieving Excellence

$10M

Kevin Durant's Charity has given $10 million to support the Foundation/College Track Partnership in Prince George's County.


Employees

19,000

We have 19,000 employees comprising teachers, central office and supporting employees.


Achieving Excellence

$25M

PGCPS has received a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education Great Teachers, Great Leaders Great Schools


Achieving Excellence

15

15 of our schools have received the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program designation which recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.


Achieving Excellence

71

71 of our schools have received the nationally recognized, Maryland Green Schools Award Program (MDGS) designation that allows schools and their communities to evaluate their efforts in environmental sustainability.


Achieving Excellence

124

Our high schools have won 63 Boys Basketball, 37 Girls Basketball, and 24 Football state titles.


Achieving Excellence

8

8 of our schools have been named a Maryland Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education School.


Schools and Centers

207

We have 207 neighborhood schools, public charters, dedicated specialty schools, and special centers.


Expanding Opportunities

50

The number of Full Day Pre-K Programs increased from 8 in 2013 to 50 in 2017.


Expanding Opportunities

600+

The number of Dual Enrollment students have increased from 250 in 2013 to more than 600 in 2017.


Expanding Opportunities

9

From 2013 to 2017, the number of Language Immersion Programs increased from 5 to 9 and now includes full Spanish immersion.


Expanding Opportunities

73

The number of schools with Arts Integration programs increased from 15 in 2013 to 73 in 2017.


Earning Scholarships

$151.5M

The amount of Scholarship awards earned by our graduating seniors increased from $107.4 million in 2014 to $151.5 million in 2017.



Prince George's County Public Schools
Sasscer Administration Building
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
301-952-6000