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CTE Programs

Thank you for your interest in CTE programs at North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry.  North Point offers 16 Career and Technical application-based programs beginning in either 9th or 10th grade. The application is open to CCPS students and NON-CCPS students who reside in Charles County and are currently in the 8th grade. Approximately 300 students from each entering class are composed of students from all over the county who have applied and been accepted into one of the programs. The other portion of each grade contains students who live in the North Point zone and who follow a traditional high school course of study. The CTE Application opens on October 24, 2022 at 8 a.m. and closes on November 14, 2022 at 3 p.m.

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs at North Point include: 

Academy of Health Professions   
Automotive Technology
Child Development Professions
Collision Repair
Construction Design Management
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Cyber Security
Drafting & Design
Electrical Construction
Engineering (Students must be enrolled or have taken Algebra 1 for consideration of this program)
Graphic Communication

View the CTE Showcase for information on each CTE program.
CTE Showcase

First page of the PDF file: Class_of_2026_Guide_to_Career_Majors

For specific information about course sequence, descriptions, and CTE certifications; click on the following link:

 Guide to Career Majors

What do I need to know before I complete the application? 

  1. Attend the Spotlight on CTE Open House on Oct. 19, 2022 6-8 p.m. at North Point High School.
  2. View the CTE Showcase for information on each CTE program. 
  3. Refer to the Guide to Career Majors for specific CTE program descriptions and course requirements at North Point.
  4. Refer to the High School Program of Studies for course descriptions and requirements for all CCPS students.

Students eligible to apply must meet the following qualifications:

  • Both the student and parent/guardian must be current residents of Charles County.
  • The student must be currently enrolled (SY 2022-23) as an 8th grader in a Charles County Public Schools middle school, private school, or is homeschooled.



  • Student completes the online application using their Office 365 account.
  • Student and Parent/Guardian electronically sign the application.
  • Student completes the Interest Survey, applicants will be contacted.

8th grade cte application for cCPS Students


  • Student completes the online application with all required information.
  • Report cards for 6th, 7th, and 1st Quarter of 8th grade will need to be uploaded to the application.
  • Student and Parent/Guardian electronically sign the application.
  • Student completes the Interest Survey, applicants will be contacted.

8th grade cte application for non-ccps students

Admission Decisions are made based on the following criteria:

  • 40%  Student interest expressed on Interest Survey
  • 28%  Academic performance in 6th and 7th grade, first semester of eighth grade and as it relates to the program of choice
  • 25%  Application questions
  • 7%  Middle School Attendance - 6th grade, 7th grade, and 1st Semester of 8th grade **Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all student applicants will be credited the full 7% for attendance. 

Selection Process

Once the application process is closed, a committee will meet to determine a qualifying score for each program.  All students who meet the qualifying score will be considered a candidate for their first CTE program choice. If they are randomly selected for their 1st choice, they will not be placed in the lottery for their second choice. If they are not randomly selected for their second choice, they will be waitlisted in random order for both programs. Waitlisted students will be randomly ranked and offered a seat if it becomes available.

Acceptance Requirements

In February 2023, letters of acceptance will be mailed. The letter of acceptance will contain an acceptance/decline agreement. Within two weeks of receipt, the acceptance/decline agreement must be signed and returned with two proofs of legal Charles County residency.  If the acceptance agreement is not received within two weeks, North Point High School will consider the acceptance as declined by the parent and the student.

Click here for acceptable proofs of residency/domicile