About Edison

The Keystone Institute for College and Career Readiness

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 eighteen highly acclaimed career and technology education programs.

Students attend Edison every day for three class periods (2 1/4 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

To prepare students to become educated advocates in their chosen careers, by developing soft skills and promoting professionalism, as the keystone for their ongoing educational and career opportunities.


Vision Statement

All students will achieve an education that promotes employability, licensures/certifications for industry standards, and academic advancement towards college and career readiness.

School Improvement Plan

About Thomas Edison High School of Technology - Mission Statement

State-of-the-Art Building

The new Thomas Edison High School of Technology is Montgomery County’s central hub for career readiness sharing a 26-acre campus with Wheaton High School. Programs are offered in construction, automotive and information technologies, medical arts, cosmetology and restaurant management, all housed in professional grade lab spaces to give students hands-on learning experiences. The top floor of the school is also home to the Junior Achievement Finance Park; an immersive personal finance simulation that will host half-day programs for every MCPS 7th grader each year, showcasing Edison’s programs to potential recruits.

Edison’s programs are all organized around a central Showcase space that is the school’s hub of student activity. Students gathered at the Showcase have access to a tiered seating platform, a snack counter, Cafe Edison, and projects on display from each program. Student work and projects activate the circulation paths, with abundant glazing into the labs to showcase the hands-on activity within.  

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Edison Building (interior)

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 credits per year toward graduation
  • Edison career information center
  • Edison counseling services
  • Internships and on-the-job-training opportunities
  • 3 class periods (2 1/4 hours) every day
  • Free MCPS transportation
  • SkillsUSA membership
  • National Technical Honor Society

Bell Schedule

AM Session

  • 7:55 am - Warning Bell
  • 8:00 am - AM Session Begins
  • 10:15 am - AM Session Ends

PM Session

  • 11:30 am - Warning Bell
  • 11:35 am - PM Session Begins
  • 1:50 pm - PM Session Ends
Delayed Opening/Early Dismissal
All staff and students should monitor public announcements regarding delayed opening or emergency closing of schools.  Delayed opening and/or early dismissal are authorized by the MCPS superintendent of schools.
  • Delayed Opening - No AM Session at TEHST.  PM Session operates 12:05pm - 1:50pm.
  • Early dismissal - AM Session meets as usual.  PM Session is canceled.
For all delayed openings or early dismissal situations, TEHST will follow directives issued by the superintendent of schools.


AM Schools to Edison PM schools to Edison
  • James Blake
  • Montgomery Blair
  • Albert Einstein
  • Foundation School
  • Frost School
  • Ivymount
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Richard Montgomery
  • Northwest
  • Northwood
  • RICA
  • Springbrook
  • Wheaton
  • Thomas S. Wootton
  • Montgomery Blair
  • Blair Ewing
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase
  • Winston Churchill
  • Clarksburg
  • Damascus
  • Albert Einstein
  • Gaithersburg
  • Walter Johnson
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Col. Zadok Magruder
  • Northwood
  • Paint Branch
  • Poolesville
  • Quince Orchard
  • Richard Montgomery
  • Rockville
  • Seneca Valley
  • Sherwood
  • Springbrook
  • Watkins Mill
  • Walt Whitman