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Career Readiness for students

Explore High School Plans


career readiness

MCPS groups careers into 11 different clusters. These career clusters will help direct you toward focused programs 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.

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

For Parents/Students

Do you have questions about programs? Contact the program supervisor; names and phone numbers can be found here.  

For Counselors

See the 2023–2024 High School Bulletin for program and course information.



Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Clusters

health science

Health and Biosciences


Other Programs


Apprenticeship Maryland Program/Youth Apprenticeship

college research

College/Career Research and Development


IB Career-related Programme




Thomas Edison High School


Career Readiness Resources


View the 2022-2023 Current Program Locations:
Go to the map of schools or view chart to see which programs are offered at each school.
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