About Edison

Experience Success through hands on learning for college future careers life.

Thomas Edison High School of Technology is unique among Montgomery County public high schools. Students enrolled in all MCPS comprehensive high schools may apply for enrollment in one of Edison’s seventeen highly acclaimed career and technology education programs.

Students attend Edison every day for three class periods (2 ½ hours), earn 1 ½ credits per semester, and transportation is provided. In addition to offering valuable professional certifications and licenses, many programs are articulated with colleges and universities for college credit.

Over seventy percent of Edison students plan to attend colleges, universities, and technical schools. Many Edison graduates continue on their same career pathways and/or use their skills to help pay for college expenses. Edison is the perfect choice: students receive all the benefits offered at their comprehensive high schools as well as a valuable Edison capstone experience.

Mission Statement

The mission of Thomas Edison High School of Technology is to provide students with the academic, technological, and interpersonal skills needed to achieve excellence in their chosen careers and to serve as the foundation for their continuing education.

Did you know:

  • You can jumpstart the career you have always dreamed of while still in high school
  • Over 70% of edison graduates attend college and technical schools
  • You can use your skills to earn money for college expenses
  • Acquiring marketable skills builds confidence and self-esteem, gives you choices, and opens many doors to success

Edison is a win-win decision!


Consider the many advantages:

  • College credit for most edison classes
  • 3 credit per year toward graduation
  • Edison career information center
  • Edison counseling services
  • Internships and on-the-job-training opportunitys
  • 3 class periods (2 ½ hours) every day
  • Free MCPS transportation
  • SkillsUSA membership
  • National Technical Honor Society

Bell Schedule

  • 7:40 warning bell
  • 7:45 classes begin
  • 10:15 classes end
  • 10:55 warning bell
  • 11:00 classes begin
  • 1:30 classes end
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