Prince George’s County Public Schools’ (PGCPS) high school sports web series “PG13” has returned for a fifth season, following scholar-athletes during distance learning and documenting the unique challenges around recruiting.

A joint venture between PGCPS and Visionary Media Productions, “PG13” showcases scholar-athletes, coaches, educators, administrators, families and school communities in 13 episodes, beginning with preseason preparations and ending with the playoffs. Each episode portrays multidimensional stories, shot in a cinematic style, in four- to seven-minute story arcs.

Season five premiered on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. and looks back at the summer of 2020 as COVID-19 brings everything to a halt and scholar-athletes grapple with the reality of a school year defined by virtual learning.

“This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and virtual learning, we’ve had to reinvent the way we connect with scholar-athletes and coaches,” said Dave Owens, CEO of Visionary Media Productions. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we look forward to continuing to showcase academics and athletics on the same stage and another great year of storytelling through ‘PG13.’”

This season, tune in Mondays as we take you on and off the field with teams, coaches, players, fans and families. All 13 episodes will be broadcast on PGCPS social media channels, the PGCPS website and PGCPS-TV 96 (Comcast) and 38 (Verizon).

Watch Season 5, Episode 1 “A Different Kind of Summer”

Watch Season 5 Episode 2 https://youtu.be/BokkFqFKJ4Q

Distance Learning 2.0

As the school year begins scholars, parents, teachers and administrators gear up for a year like none other. See how administrators ensure all students have the digital devices they need, while teachers juggle teaching from home and ensuring their own children finish their schoolwork.

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