College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs

Program Overview

About Us:

 Career Academy Programs (CAP) are like schools within a school. PGCPS adopted this model based on projected workforce trends and future employment opportunities within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. All programs of study have strong collaborative relationships with business, industry and post secondary education. Hence, many programs may lead to industry recognized professional certifications and/or licenses. Equally important, some programs enable students to earn college credit while in high school. 

Programs of study consist of multi-year sequence of course work, career guidance, and work-based learning experiences that enables students to make more informed college and career choices. They also afford students an opportunity to earn college credit, industry certification/licenses, or pre-apprenticeship experience prior to leaving high school. 

Core Values

  •  Globally focused 
  •  Rigorous and relevant experiences 
  •  Equitable and effective partnerships 
  •  Achievement at high levels 
  •  Transformative and technologically advanced  learning  

 College & Career Readiness & Innovative Programs Mission Statement

The department of College & Career Readiness & Innovative Programs will provide programs and services that enhance and expand academic opportunities to support students' college and career readiness.

College & Career Readiness & Innovative Programs Vision Statement

The department of College & Career Readiness & Innovative Programs will prepare all students to graduate college and career ready to meet the demands of a global society.

Choosing a Career Academy means you will graduate from PGCPS college AND career ready. Career Academies infuse 21st Century skills and hands-on learning into a rigorous high school plan of study. Successful Career Academy students graduate from high school with industry certifications, college credits, and the skills and confidence to enter the workplace and/or college.



Videos and photos of academy students in action.

PGCPS Scholarship Opportunities for graduating seniors.

Watch ABC news video of  how Laurel High School students help breast cancer patients. 

Teachers, prepare for PARCC and other professional learning opportunities.

PARCC Resources for Parents. 

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College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs

Lateefah Durant, Officer
Pamela Smith, Coordinating Supervisor

College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs
Green Valley Administration Building

2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Phone: 301-669-6012

Last modified: 7/25/2017 3:43:04 PM