Three career and technical education (CTE) courses are reopening their application windows through 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students interested in select programs. April 11 is the first day back from the CCPS spring break of April 3 to 10.
The application window for the CASE: Natural Resources and Agriculture program housed at Maurice J. McDonough High School is open to current high school freshmen and sophomores, and eighth graders. Current high school sophomores can apply to be part of the Academy of Health Professions: Physical Rehabilitation which is held at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. The application for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute is open to current sophomores.
The CASE: Natural Resources and Agricultural program application is open to current eighth grade students and high school freshmen and sophomores. It prepares students to be successful in careers in the agricultural sciences as well as preparing them to further their education at the postsecondary level. Students accepted into the program will attend McDonough full time with bus transportation provided. Click here to learn more about the CASE: Natural Resources program. Click here to access the CASE application.
The physical rehabilitation program at the Stethem Center is open to current high school sophomores that uses project and problem-based learning, clinical experiences, along with classroom and lab instruction to teach students about the field of health care. Students accepted into the program will attend Stethem for half the day and complete traditional coursework at their home schools. Students board a shuttle to and from their home schools to attend Stethem. Click here to learn more about the physical rehabilitation program at Stethem. Click here to access the application for the physical rehabilitation program.
Current high school sophomores can apply to the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. The two-year program provides the opportunity for certifications in fire, rescue and emergency medical training skills and techniques. Students will receive the same training as professional firefighters and EMS receive in Maryland. Click here to access the application for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute.
Click here to view showcases of CTE programs, including CASE, physical rehabilitation and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.
CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).