We have begun to go into 8th grade classes to start talking about the Transition to HS process.  

Please mark your calendar  - the County's Open Application to apply to specialty programs is Nov. 1st

Application Deadlines

  • December 14, 2021 - Center for Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA)
  • February 1, 2022 - Transfer programs (all ES, MS, and most HS programs) and Governor's School @ Innovation Park
  • March 15, 2022 - Transport programs (Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Firefighting, and Practical Nursing) and Site-based programs (JROTC)

Late applications will not be considered. 



High School Specialty Program Information



County-Wide Specialty Program Information Sessions 

High school students can choose from Advanced Academics, Specialty, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs. Students participating in these programs can earn certifications, licenses, or other professional credentials in an area of study. Students can choose from programs tailored to their strengths and interests as they prepare for post-secondary experiences, whether they plan to enter the workforce directly, seek additional training, or enroll in a post-secondary institution. 


  • Center for International Studies and Languages
  • Auto Technology
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Television Production
  • Air Force JROTC

Colgan High School

  • Center for Fine and Performing Arts
  • Computer Gaming
  • Criminal Justice

Forest Park High School

  • Center for Information and Technology
  • Army JROTC

Freedom High School

  • Center for Environmental and Natural Science
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Air Force JROTC
  • Criminal Justice

Garfield High School

  • International Baccalaureate Programme
  • Plumbing

Osbourn Park High School

  • The Center for Biotechnology and Engineering
  • The Pre-Governor's School
  • Auto Technology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Navy NJROTC
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Potomac High School

  • Cambridge Programma
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Welding
  • Navy JROTC
  • Criminal Justice

Woodbridge High School

  • Advanced Placement Scholars
  • Cosmetology
  • Air Force JROTC


High School Scheduling and Course Request Information

High School Counselors will meet with WMS students to complete course request forms on the following days:

View the High School Course Catalog

Graduation Requirements

Students entering 9th grade in 2016-17 and beyond
Modified Standard Diploma - Special Education students only


High School Specialty Programs

For additional information and to complete the application, please click here