About Edison

Career Technical Education (CTE) at Thomas Edison High School of Technology

Thomas Edison High School of Technology is unique among Montgomery County public high schools. MCPS students may apply to enroll in one of Edison’s sixteen highly acclaimed career and technology education programs.

Part-time program students attend Edison every day for three class periods and earn 1.5 credits per semester. Transportation is provided. In addition to offering valuable professional certifications and licenses, many programs are articulated with colleges and universities for college credit.

Rising Grade 11 (current Grade 10) students can take advantage of available career programs by applying to Thomas Edison High School of Technology to attend on a part-time basis in Grades 11-12. In this model, students remain enrolled in their home school for core coursework and attend the Edison program for a portion of the day. Once enrolled, students are expected to complete the full program of study.

Countywide programs are available to students from all 25 high schools. Regional programs are available to students from the following clusters: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Winston Churchill, Walter Johnson, Richard Montgomery, Rockville, Sherwood, Walt Whitman, Thomas S. Wootton, Paint Branch, Springbrook, Blake, Blair, Einstein, Northwood, Kennedy, and Wheaton.


  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Collision Repair
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Electricity
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Cosmetology ( Available to rising Grade 10 students)
  • Law Enforcement and Leadership


  • Architecture
  • Plumbing
  • Masonry
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Healthcare Professions
  • Restaurant Management/Culinary Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Network Operations
  • Cybersecurity Capstone

Mission Statement

The TEHST community shares a passion for learning that develops tangible transferable CTE skills so students succeed in the challenge of the moment.

Vision Statement

TEHST students experience high quality rigorous instruction that promotes self reliance in problem solving, application of technical language, and avenues to add value to their chosen profession. Students enhance their high school experience through participating in career opportunities, earning professional certifications, and developing as leaders in their field.

About Thomas Edison High School of Technology - Mission Statement

Delayed Opening & Half Day Schedules

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.

Student Support 

Thomas Edison HS of Technology offers a variety of services and resources to support students inside and outside of class. Professional staff, as well as support staff, work with students to help them experience success every day. Students should contact the appropriate staff when needs arise.