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North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry offers seventeen programs beginning in either ninth or tenth grade. Students interested in one of the seventeen programs apply in eighth grade. Approximately 280 students from each entering class are composed of students from all over the county who have applied and been accepted into one of the programs. The other portion of each grade contains students who live in the North Point zone and who follow a traditional high school course of study. 

Changes to the admission criteria this school year
The face-to-face interview with CTE staff and teacher recommendations have been eliminated from the application process.  The changes to the application process will help to standardize admissions and provide a better level of program access and equity among students. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Division of Career and College Readiness updated CTE guidelines for local school systems to implement in program application processes. The state guidelines require Charles County Public Schools to provide students with equal opportunity for selection into a CTE program. The removal of the interview and recommendation portion eliminate any possible bias or preference for student acceptance. Five questions have been added to the application.  Questions include topics about career aspirations, how to manage academic challenges, how the applicant feels their CTE program of choice will support their career goals and characteristics their peers and/or teachers would use to describe them. 

 

Application Window for the Class of 2023:
The application must be completed at one time, it cannot be saved and finished at a later time.  The last application submitted will be the official application.

Online Application - OPEN Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. through Dec. 21, 2018 until 3 p.m.


Click Here To Apply

 

Students eligible to apply must meet the following qualifications:

  • Both the student and parent/guardian must be current residents of Charles County.
  • The student must be currently enrolled (SY 2018-19) as an eighth grader in a Charles County Public Schools middle school, private school, or is homeschooled.

 It is highly recommended that both students and parents/guardian review The Guide to Career Majors for the Class of 2023 icon acrobat for information about each of the 17 programs, including required course sequence. 


Application Process

    • Student completes the online application with all required information.
    • Student and Parent/Guardian electronically sign the application.
    • Student completes the Interest Survey in January or February.  CCPS applicants will complete the Interest Survey at their current middle school and non-CCPS applicants will complete the Interest Survey at North Point High School.  For dates, times and locations see the list below.
    • Report Card copies.  Report Cards for CCPS applicants will be pulled from Synergy at the end of the first semester.  Non-CCPS applicants must bring a copy of their sixth- and seventh-grade report card, and a copy of their report card for the first semester of eighth grade when they complete the Interest Survey in January (Step 3).


Dates for the Interest Survey to be completed at the CCPS applicant's Middle School:

      • Jan. 23, 9:30 a.m. at Mattawoman
      • Jan. 23, 12:30 p.m. at Piccowaxen
      • Jan. 24, 8 a.m. at Milton Somers
      • Jan. 24, 1 p.m. at General Smallwood
      • Jan. 29, 9 a.m. at Benjamin Stoddert
      • Jan. 30, 10 a.m. at John Hanson
      • Feb. 1, 9 a,m. at Theodore Davis
      • Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. at Matthew Henson


Dates for the Interest Survey at North Point High School:

      • Jan 28, 5:30 p.m. for Non-CCPS applicants and CCPS applications who were absent on their assigned day
      • Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. make-up session for Non-CCPS and CCPS applicants who were absent for their assigned day
      • Feb. 5, TBD  final make-up date for Non-CCPS and CCPS applicants

Admission decisions are made based on the following criteria

      • 40%  Student interest expressed on Interest Survey
      • 28%  Academic performance in sixth and seventh grade, first semester of eighth grade and as it relates to the program of choice
      • 25%  Application questions
      •   7%  Middle School Attendance - sixth grade, seventh grade, and first semester of eighth grade


Selection Process
Once the application process is closed, a committee will meet to determine a qualifying score for each program.  All students who meet the qualifying score will be considered a candidate for their first CTE program choice. If they are randomly selected for their first choice, they will not be placed in the lottery for their second choice. If they are not randomly selected for their second choice, they will be waitlisted in random order for both programs. Waitlisted students will be randomly ranked and offered a seat if it becomes available.

Acceptance Requirements
In April 2019, letters of acceptance will be mailed. The letter of acceptance will contain an acceptance/decline agreement. Within two weeks of receipt, the acceptance/decline agreement must be signed and returned with two proofs of legal Charles County residency.  If the acceptance agreement is not received within two weeks, North Point High School will consider the acceptance as declined by the parent and the student. Click here for acceptable proofs of residency/domicile.

Answers to Questions Applicants Frequently Ask About Admissions


The Guide to Career Majors for the Class of 2023 icon acrobat

 

CCPS TV CTE (formerly STI) Video

 

The seventeen Science, Technology and Industry programs offered at North Point are listed below and mini-videos illustrating programs in action are linked if available. Detailed information on each program can be found in The Guide to Career Majors for the Class of 2023. icon acrobat

School of Advanced Technology

 

School of Technology

 

School of Construction

 

School of Health, Human and Protective Services

 

Biotechnology Automotive Technology NEW:  Construction Design & Management Cosmetology
Cisco Networking Academy NEW: Collision Repair  Drafting Criminal Justice
NEW:  CyberSecurity Graphic Communications Electrical Construction Culinary Arts
Engineering Welding Technology   Education Careers
Manufacturing Engineering Technologies     Academy of Health Professions

 

Students who are residents of Charles County apply to the programs in the eighth grade. If you are new to Charles County and did not have the opportunity to apply to North Point as an eighth grader, you may apply. However, most programs have very long waiting lists and the chances of an opening occurring are unfortunately remote. If you still wish to apply to be placed at the end of the wait list, you should call the Admissions Officer for directions on how to apply.