Where students can choose their own paths…

brochure-coverTalk about choices! Baltimore County Public Schools offers more than 100 magnet programs for elementary, middle, and high school students, AND every comprehensive high school offers a variety of Career and Technical Education programs. Add to that JROTC programs and the strong BCPS partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County — and the result is that BCPS students have tremendous opportunities to begin exploring career options while still in school and to choose areas for indepth study.

Want to know more? Special programs are taking place throughout October.

Learn more about magnet programs

To learn more about magnet options and the application progress, more than 4,200 BCPS students and their families participated in the Oct. 1 Magnet EXPO! For those who did not attend – and for those who did but still want to know more about specific programs, schools across the county are hosting free showcase events throughout October and into early November. A schedule of magnet showcase events can be found here, and a list of programs by school is here. Applications for magnet programs are due on Friday, Nov. 18.

Learn more about Career and Technology Education

Career and technology education programs also were showcased at the Magnet EXPO!, but there are still opportunities to learn more. Students, ages 13 and up, and their parents are invited to the first in a series of free CTE workshops. Sponsored by the BCPS Parent University, BCPS Office of Career and Technology Education, and Baltimore County Public Library, the first “Be What You Want To Be” seminar will focus on career paths in the arts, media, and communication. It includes hands-on learning with opportunities to meet and discuss the BCPS career and technology education program with both staff and students. Information also will be provided on how to prepare for CTE programs and magnet schools and the application process. This workshop on arts, media, and communication pathways will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5 – 6 p.m., at the Pikesville Public Library, 1301 Reisterstown Rd., 21208-4195

A workshop focusing on construction and development career paths has been planned for Thursday, November 3, from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Cockeysville Public Library, 9833 Greenside Drive, 21030-2188.

For more information about the sessions, please contact Tia Jennings at 410-887-0517 or tjennings@bcpl.net.

BCPS CTE Career Pathways

  •  Arts, Media, and Communication
  • Business, Management, and Finance
  • Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism
  • Construction and Development
  • Environmental, Agricultural, and  Natural Resource Systems
  • Health and Biosciences
  • Human Resource Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology
  • Transportation Technologies
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