Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178
Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32135

LEONARDTOWN, MD – Beginning Tuesday, December 1, at 10 a.m. the Chesapeake Public Charter School (CPCS) online lottery application will OPEN.


•  All interested families must fill out applications online at cpcsapplication.com during the open enrollment period. (This includes all families/siblings who were waitlisted in the 20/21 school year). For the 2021-2022 school year, the online application link becomes LIVE at 10 a.m. on December 1, 2020, and closes at 12 p.m. midnight on December 31, 2020.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be three virtual Q&A sessions this year to be held on the following dates:


Thursday, December 3, at 5-6 p.m. - Interested Kindergarten Families
• Monday, December 7, at 5-6 p.m. - Interested Middle School Families
• Thursday, December 10, at 5-6 p.m. - Interested 1st-5th Grade Families

A zoom link and informational video/slides, which can be viewed prior to the Q&A sessions, will be available on the CPCS website https://schools.smcps.org/cpcs/ on December 1, 2020. Zoom Q&A sessions will be recorded and posted to the CPCS website.


•  Families need to enter a valid email address and create a password to create a free account. The application also features a mobile friendly platform. This account will need to be monitored for information regarding submission status, acceptance/wait list notifications.


•  All applications must be completed online. The order in which the application is submitted does not impact the selection process. It does not matter whether a family submits an application on the first day or the last day since the lottery is a random, computer-based drawing. The application is available in multiple languages.


•  The official lottery will be run at the end of January 2021.


•  Kindergarten families will be notified by email upon completion of the lottery of their acceptance or wait list status. All other families of students in grades 1-8 will receive an email of their wait list status and will be offered seats as they become open through the summer months.


For more information, please contact the school’s main office at 301-863-9585, extension 0.