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Career Readiness

Career Student and teacher

Find a Program

Every high school offers courses linked to a variety of careers. Students can earn real-world experience, college credit, and industry certifications.

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Plan with Naviance

Students explore career and college options and develop plans to reach their goals through this web program.

Explore Naviance
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Career home page Student in the library

Hear from Graduates

Watch and read about MCPS graduates in successful careers and their individual journeys from high school.

Meet the Graduates

Learn about the MCPS plan

As a result of a 2017 external review on career readiness, MCPS has developed a three-year plan to address recommendations in the report.

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Career Student and teacher

Find Special Programs

Learn about the special programs offered at MCPS. A number of programs are often available at your local school which has been designated for your geographic area. Or you may choose to participate in a regional or countywide program, where application and admission processes vary by program.

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