CTE Programs

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. 

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Graduating Class of 2024 Guide to Career Majors for the CTE Programs at NPHS icon acrobat

Application Window for current 8th-grade students:  Nov. 25 at 8 a.m. through Dec. 20, 2019 until 3 p.m. 

 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.

The application is closed.

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 2019-20) as an eighth grader in a Charles County Public Schools middle school, private school, or is homeschooled.

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.

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

Dates for the Interest Survey at North Point High School: TBD

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 2020, 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 seventeen CTE programs offered at North Point are listed below and mini-videos illustrating programs in action are linked if available. 

School of Advanced Technology


School of Technology


School of Construction


School of Health, Human and Protective Services


Biotechnology Automotive Technology Construction Design & Management Cosmetology
Cisco Networking Academy Collision Repair  Drafting Criminal Justice
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 waitlist, you should call the Admissions Officer for directions on how to apply.