College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs

Program Overview
February is Career and Technology Education Month. Talk to a school counselor now about how to enroll in a CTE program to jump-start your future career by learning critical academic and technical skills while in high school. Be College AND Career Ready! Click "How to Apply" to apply now.

Upcoming Event! 
Dual Enrollment Evening Sessions for Students & Parents

Who: Parents of students who will be matriculating to 11th or 12th grades
What: Dual Enrollment Program (Students attending a Prince George’s County High School
            have the opportunity to take college courses during their junior and senior year).


Session One
Northwestern High School
7000 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Date: Thursday, March 23rd
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Students should register here
 Session Two
Oxon Hill High School
6701 Leyte Drive
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Date: Tuesday, March 21st
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM 
Students should register here

 I Got Accepted to College, Now What? - Avoiding Summer Melt Workshop
When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6P.M.
Where: Bowie High School, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD, 20715
Who: PGCPS 12th graders and their parents
What: You're a senior and you received several acceptance letters, now what? There are so many other things seniors and families need to do before freshman year of college. Summer Melt is the time after high school graduation where graduates who have been accepted to college do not enroll in college because they miss specific deadlines to complete the enrollment process. This workshop for12th graders and parents will cover understanding financial obligations and comparing financial award packages, completing housing applications, reviewing course curricula, communicating with professors and more.

Please register here.
English event flyer, Spanish event flyer.  


 About Us:

 Career Academy Programs (CAP) are like schools within a school. PGCPS adopted this model based on projected workforce trends and future employment opportunities within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. All programs of study have strong collaborative relationships with business, industry and post secondary education. Hence, many programs may lead to industry recognized professional certifications and/or licenses. Equally important, some programs enable students to earn college credit while in high school. 

Programs of study consist of multi-year sequence of course work, career guidance, and work-based learning experiences that enables students to make more informed college and career choices. They also afford students an opportunity to earn college credit, industry certification/licenses, or pre-apprenticeship experience prior to leaving high school. 

Core Values

  •  Globally focused 
  •  Rigorous and relevant experiences 
  •  Equitable and effective partnerships 
  •  Achievement at high levels 
  •  Transformative and technologically advanced  learning  

 College & Career Readiness & Innovative Programs Mission Statement

The department of College & Career Readiness & Innovative Programs will provide programs and services that enhance and expand academic opportunities to support students' college and career readiness.

College & Career Readiness & Innovative Programs Vision Statement

The department of College & Career Readiness & Innovative Programs will prepare all students to graduate college and career ready to meet the demands of a global society.

Choosing a Career Academy means you will graduate from PGCPS college AND career ready. Career Academies infuse 21st Century skills and hands-on learning into a rigorous high school plan of study. Successful Career Academy students graduate from high school with industry certifications, college credits, and the skills and confidence to enter the workplace and/or college.



Videos and photos of academy students in action.

PGCPS Scholarship Opportunities for graduating seniors.

Watch ABC news video of  how Laurel High School students help breast cancer patients. 

Teachers, prepare for PARCC and other professional learning opportunities.

PARCC Resources for Parents. 

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College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs

Lateefah Durant, Officer
Pamela Smith, Coordinating Supervisor

College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs
Green Valley Administration Building

2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Phone: 301-669-6012

Last modified: 3/17/2017 4:48:02 PM