Career and Technical Education Programs

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  • Program Location

    For more information on program location within the high schools, click here

    (Spanish) Programas de educación profesional y técnica | (French) Programmes de carrière et d’éducation technique

  • How to Apply

    Apply Online from October 15, 2019 to February 28, 2020.

    Two-Year Career and Technical Education Programs

    Current tenth grade students can apply for our two-year programs. These CTE Programs are available out-of-boundary*. Students applying for a two-year CTE program must have at least a 2.0 GPA and a grade of a “C” or higher in Algebra and/or Biology. If the number of applicants who meet the requirements is greater than the number of seats available, seats are assigned by lottery.  

    To view program locations, click here.

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    PLEASE NOTE: STUDENT'S PGCPS login and password are required to login to the application.

  • Career and Technical Education Survey
    To view the survey the results of the Career and Technical Education student interest survey, click here.


Career and Technical Education Programs 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.

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