Special Program Schools
Special program schools give RPS 205 families a public education option outside of their regular neighborhood school.
Our six special programs span from PreK to grade 12. Enrollment is by audition, testing or lottery for students across the Rockford community.
The 2024-2025 Pre-K and Kindergarten Lottery is open from Wednesday, January 3, 2024 to Friday, March 8, 2024. See the participating schools below and go apply at the Welcome Center today!
Pre-Kindergarten Lottery School:
Maria Montessori at Marsh (PreK-8)
Kindergarten Lottery Schools:
International Baccalaureate Candidate School at Conklin (K-6)
STEAM Academy at Haskell Elementary (K-5)
Two-Way Language Immersion at Barbour (K-8)
Watch this video to learn more about the Special Program Lottery Schools and the lottery application process.
2023-2024 School Year Update for Special Program Schools
Explore RPS 205 Special Program Schools
Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)
RPS 205 students have access to quality fine arts programs. Our creative and performing arts (CAPA) program encourages middle and high school students to further explore the arts.
Rockford students qualify for the Gifted Academy testing in kindergarten, and eligibility tests are administered every year for new applicants in subsequent grade levels. The program starts in first grade and continues through high school.
STEAM Academy at Haskell
Haskell welcomes K-5 students from all over the district who are interested in a STEAM education. The STEAM Academy at Haskell integrates science and technology, interpreted through engineering and the arts, all based in mathematical elements.
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