Apply Online - High School Special Opportunities Program Application

Specialty Program Applications are due each year by February 1. The Online Application is de-activated Feb 2 - Nov 1 each year.  

Information will also be provided at our information events.

Attendance Areas

Students who live within the boundaries of Colgan, Forest Park, C. D. Hylton, Freedom, Potomac, and Woodbridge High Schools are eligible to attend the International Baccalaureate Programmes at Gar-Field High School.

Application Process

These are PWCS requirements that apply to all transferable High School Specialty Programs.  

Prince William County Residents

In order to apply for a specialty program, all students must complete an application. Applications are required for students residing within a school boundary as well as for students who transfer for a program. Applications are completed online and may be accessed from the Specialty Program Webpage. These procedures apply to home school and private school students that reside in Prince William County.

New to Prince William County

For all students residing in Prince William County before January 1, 2019, final applications are due by February 1, 2019. Students moving into the county after January 1 should contact Mr. Bassett at for additional information.

Transferring from another IB World School?

We take pride in trying to make smooth transitions for IB students coming to us from IB World Schools in other parts of the US and World.  IB students know what they want and will not settle for anything less.  Contact Mr. Bassett at to see what we can do to make sure you get the opportunity continue your IB education at Gar-Field HS.