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Career and Postsecondary Partnerships

Pathways to Higher EdCareer and Postsecondary Partnerships (CPP) comprises:

  • Partnerships with businesses and higher education institutions.
  • The following Maryland Career and Technical Education (CTE) career clusters:
    • Academy of Health Professions
    • Arts, Media, and Communication
    • Business Management and Finance
    • Consumer Services
    • Education, Training, and Child Studies
    • Environmental, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
    • Health Professions
    • JROTC

To learn more about Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study and other innovative programs visit the Career Readiness Site 



Career Explorations

To learn more about various career exploration programs see your local school counselor for course enrollment.

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC)

The Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (JROTC) program develops citizenship, leadership, self-discipline, and sets forth a foundation for success.  Students may select either the Army JROTC program offered at Magruder High School, or the Navy JROTC program offered at Gaithersburg, Kennedy, Paint Branch, and Seneca Valley high schools.  Absolutely no military obligation is required; however, upon graduation, students can gain advanced military pay grades.  Reserve Officer Training Corp and military academy scholarships may be available for qualified students.  








Career Advising

We all have a role to prepare every student for success after high school.  This includes ensuring our students are supported with the academic knowledge and career competencies outlined in The Pathway for College, Career, and Community Readiness. Career Advising is also a part of this formula. As part of the Blueprint Pillar 3: College and Career Readiness (CCR), all secondary students will be supported through individualized career advising services. The vision for career advising in our district is to help all Montgomery County Public School students develop life-long career management skills; and, that all students will be able to vividly describe their own strengths, interests, and workplace values; identify how they are expanding their skills and knowledge; describe the various opportunities ahead of them; and describe their goals for their future.  Visit our website for more details.

College Credit Opportunities

Contact Us

To learn more about various student focused programs, activities, projects and initiatives under the umbrella of Career and Postsecondary Partnerships (CPP), contact:

For Staff

SharePoint sites for curriculum and program materials.

These sites are password protected. 
Contact: Dr. Genevieve Floyd for access.

Curriculum Resources by Content:

Career Programs of Study

MCPS offers 11 different Career and Technical 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.
Explore Career Clusters  

Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences