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Career Readiness for students

Explore High School Plans

For Counselors

Toolkit year corresponds to the year students enter 9th grade. 

2017-2018 CTE Counselor Toolkit 

2016-2017 CTE Counselor Toolkit

MCPS groups careers into 11 different Career and Technology Education (CTE) clusters. These career clusters will help direct you toward focused program of study with high school plans to help you choose courses that align with your future goals.

In addition, students can incorporate JROTC and Internships into a four-year program. Most of the high school plans include opportunities to earn college credit and industry certification. Information related to industry certifications is found below. For more information on college courses and ways to earn college credit while still in high school, speak with your high school counselor or visit the Career and Postsecondary Partnerships website.

View the 2017-2018 Current Program Locations:
   Go to the map of schools or download the chart pdf .

Select a career from the list below to find a high school program, which schools offer it, and additional program information.

Career Technology Education (CTE) Career Clusters

child development

Environmental, Agriculture, and Natural Resources

Other Programs




Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)


Thomas Edison High School


Career Technology Education Resources

Teacher Resources

SPARK 101 are free 10-minute classroom videos, co-developed by educators, employers, and our experts  engage students in authentic STEM problem solving.  Students learn how real challenges are addressed in business, government, nonprofits, and academic institutions.  Professionals from guide students to develop solutions and understand the careers.  For more information, see website SPARK.

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