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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:46 AM -- Refresh page to update message

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 3/21/2018, 6:46 AM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) abrirán dos horas más tarde el jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. El servicio de autobús escolar será provisto con dos horas de retraso. Los programas de prekindergarten, los programas de Head Start en la mañana, otros programas de medio día durante horas de la mañana y excursiones escolares quedan canceladas. Actividades y programas que comienzan a las 10:50 a.m. o antes quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán abrir en horario regular.

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More Than 40 Career Focus Programs -- Many with College Credit -- Offered to Montgomery County High School Students

April 14, 1999
An impressive array of 45 outstanding career focused programs are offered to public high school students in the Montgomery County Public Schools in fields ranging from business management and finance to hospitality tourism -- many with college credit available.

Every high school in the county offers a core group of the career related programs, including technology education, business education and computer science (which provides both an emphasis on programming and software and multimedia). Some individual high schools offer specialty programs such as visual arts at Albert Einstein High School or professional restaurant management at Damascus and Paint Branch high schools. A Fire Science Program is offered at the county's Public Service Training Center.

The Thomas Edison High School of Technology serves as a regional career focused center, offering many of the same individual programs as high schools but as part of a more comprehensive career development curriculum that includes the five main career focus areas or clusters. These include programs in the fields of business management and finance, engineering and manufacturing, health and bioscience, arts and communication, and consumer services and human resource services.

Medical career classes are offered at regional high school sites that have partnerships with area hospitals and medical facilities, which reflects the growing trend in school and industry collaboration for the training of a new generation of highly skilled students who are eligible for immediate employment at graduation -- even if they continue with college studies.

The programs also include what was once considered traditional career and vocational education programs that focus on the construction industry, personal services, and transportation. These programs have retained their position as employment staples, with innovative skill and academic development designed to prepare students for management and entrepreneurial opportunities.

For more information about the Career Focus Programs of the Montgomery County Public Schools, call 301-279-3565 or visit the Division of Career and Technology Education web site (see link below).

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