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Opportunities for Special Populations

Students looking for special programs to challenge and provide opportunity outside or in addition to the traditional K-12 educational system might want to explore some of the following options:

Job Corps
A no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Outward Bound
The premier adventure-based education program in the world.

Peace Corps
U.S. Government program that sends volunteers abroad to train international populations and promote a better understanding between Americans and people of other cultures.

Maryland GED Application
Apply online for the Maryland General Education Development Test.

AmeriCorps
If you are 18 to 24 years old and considering taking a year off before continuing with your education after high school, Americorps offers an opportunity to provide valuable community service while earning money for college or other post secondary learning. For information call 1-800-942-2677 or visit Americorps.

Montgomery County Conservation Corps
MCCC works with 17- to 25-years-old to improve their employment prospects while preserving Montgomery County's natural and historic resources.

Montgomery College Gateway Program
A program that serves 16- to 20-year-olds who have stopped attending Montgomery County Public High Schools and for whom high school completion is at risk.

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