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And it begins...this page will be updated as information becomes available


Eighth-grade students and their parents are invited to investigate the variety of specialty programs available to students as high school options. Two general information sessions will introduce PWCS specialty programs and offer an overview of the application process. Representatives from specialty programs, career and technical education, and JROTC programs will be present to answer your questions. 

Information presentations will be offered in both English and Spanish.  

The Specialty Program Information Nights inform students and families about Advanced Academic Specialty Programs (AASP), Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, Governor's School at Innovation Park, and Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) opportunities available in PWCS.  

  • The Governor's School at Innovation Park information session will be held virtually at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Specialty Programs General Information Sessions will be held virtually as follows:  

  • Elementary School Programs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021 
  • Middle School Programs at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021 
  • High School Programs:
    • At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 
    • At 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021 

All applications open on November 1, 2021. Consult the specific programs for application deadlines. 

For detailed program information and application details, please visit the Specialty Program and Career and Technical Education webpages.  


View the 2021 High School Program Presentation (PowerPoint) here

Information About School Specific Programs and How-To Apply

Specialty Programs Applications and Information

Moving On Up - Transition to High School

Parent Meeting to see what to expect in 8th grade and beyond via Zoom - 10/11/2021 @ 11:00 am

Please look at the file above to see what was discussed concerning 8th grade requirements,  high school requirements and options that are available for our students. It's not too early to start thinking...high school scheduling starts in January!  Students will be getting this presentation the week of October 11.  Most Specialty Program applications are due Feb 1, 2022!