The 2017-2018 Application Process has ended. Applications can no longer be accepted.
Notification letters regarding the results of the Lottery for the 2017-2018 school year will be mailed out Friday, March 3, 2017. Applicants will be notified that either their student was selected in the lottery to attend Porter next year OR they will be given a Waiting List number respective to their grade level. Results WILL NOT be given out over the phone.
The 2018-2019 Application process will begin on December 15, 2017.
NOTE FOR STUDENTS APPLYING FOR 1st GRADE
If a student does not meet the PWCS Age of Entrance for Kindergarten: age 5 by September 30 of that school year, and he/she is attending a private school for Kindergarten, in order to advance to 1st grade at a PWCS school, the private school MUST BE ACCREDITED by the Virginia Council for Private Education. You may go to VCPE.ORG to check if a private school is accredited.
**per REGULATION 723-1:"...A child who has not attended kindergarten but meets the age requirements for first grade may be admitted to first grade. After appropriate informal and/or formal observation and assessment, the principal, with the consent of the parents, may recommend alternative placement."
Students residing in the eastern part of Prince William County are eligible toapply to Porter Traditional School. If your child’s base (neighborhood)school is listed below, you may apply:
Antietam Ashland Bel Air Belmont Dale City
Dumfries Enterprise Featherstone Fitzgerald Henderson
Kerrydale Kilby King Lake Ridge Leesylvania
Marumsco Hills McAuliffe Minnieville Montclair Neabsco
Occoquan Old Bridge Pattie Potomac View River Oaks
Rockledge Rosa Parks Springwoods Swans Creek Triangle
Vaughn Westridge Williams Wilson
** We accept applications from December 15, 2016 - February 1, 2017 (NO exceptions). Only COMPLETED applications are accepted.
** We conduct the lottery in late February to select students for the openings we have at the time.
** Any student not pulled in the lottery is placed on the waiting list (by grade)
** We continue to pull from the waiting list until September 30. The waiting list becomes void after September 30. If a student is not pulled from the waiting list, then he/she will have to re-apply the following year.
** Students moving into PWCS after February 1 are given the opportunity to submit an application within 30 days of moving into PWCS; at which time, the student will be placed on the waiting list for the respective grade level.
** Enrollment at Porter Traditional School is limited, if the number of applications received exceeds enrollment capacity, a lottery is used to select students for current openings.