A Career Academy offers high school students with similar interests a unique opportunity to prepare for college and entry-level employment in the specific career areas listed below. Each Career Academy offers a recommended sequence of courses, internships, capstone project, or research project related to students' career goals, and the opportunity to earn college credit and/or industry certification while in high school. Frequently Asked Questions →
Earn College Credit
Career Academy programs are designed to prepare high school students to be college and career ready and to meet the demands of the 21st century global economy.
HCPSS Summer Academy
Middle and high school students will participate in activities that will help them relate their own interests to different career areas while exploring the Career Academies offered in the high schools.
- June 19–22, Application and Research Lab
The mission of the Office of Career and Technology Education is to offer a variety of programs that are designed to prepare students to be successful in the career field of their choosing. Office members specialize in different career fields and ensure that the programs offered by the Howard County Public School System reflect the most up-to-date information and provide the academic background and hands-on experience necessary for success beyond high school.
- Sharon Kramer, Coordinator - 410-313-6797
- Natalie Belcher, Instructional Facilitator, Centralized Career Academies - 410-313-6797
- Mary Metzler, Resource Teacher, Technology Education - 410-313-6797
- Stephanie Discepolo, Resource Teacher, Career & Technology Education - 410-313-6797
- Sally Long, CTE Secretary - 410-313-6797