Current freshmen can apply to attend CASE program

Current freshmen can apply to attend CASE program

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has extended its 2019-20 application cycle to current freshmen for the CASE: Natural Resources Pathway Career and Technology Education (CTE) program. The program is Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) and begins at Maurice J. McDonough High School in the fall. Enrollment is limited to any current CCPS freshman not already enrolled in a CTE program.

Enrollment opens on Feb. 11 and closes at 3 p.m. Feb. 28. Interested students can apply online at Enrollment is for the 2019-20 school year. The application will be live on the McDonough website Feb. 11.

Transportation will be provided by CCPS for students accepted to the CASE program who are not zoned for McDonough. As part of CASE program requirements, students take four pathway courses: Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Natural Resources and Ecology; Environmental Science Issues; and Agricultural Research and Development. Program curriculum is aligned to national standards for agricultural education as well as NextGen science standards.

Accepted students will attend McDonough as sophomores at the start of the 2019-20 school year. Acceptance letters for all CTE programs, including for eighth-grade students who applied last month, will be sent in April.

Current freshmen can also apply for admission to limited CTE programs located at North Point High School. Visit for more details.

Contact the CCPS CTE office at 301-934-7303 with questions. 

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 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.

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