Q: Does my student need to apply to CAT-South?
A: If your student is interested in doing the optional career exploration course OR a level 1 course then yes they do need to apply. Students apply online and can find the application at catsouth.org or the main AACPS website. If they wish to return for the level 2 program they do NOT need to apply. Instead, the counselor will meet with them to fill out a letter of intent.
Q: Where do I put CAT-South on my course selections for next school year?
A: You do not put CAT-South on your course selections as there is no guarantee of getting into a program, due to the application process. Instead, if your student is accepted into CAT-South the counselor will reach out to the homeschool for adjustments to be made to the schedule.
Q: When will I find out if I was accepted?
A: Sometime in the spring after applications and letters of intent are reviewed. You will find out before the end of the school year and will receive a letter & email.
Q: Which classes are one semester only and which classes are all year?
A: The following chart shows which level 1 courses are one semester and which are all year. Please note that ALL Level 2 courses are full-year courses.
Q: How many periods will I be at CAT-South?
A: The following link will take you to the CAT-South schedule to show which periods are classes are held: https://d62911cc-cd0d-45f9-befd-5fc318303945.filesusr.com/ugd/4643f0_a4ae8e7b8a184c74ac63c400207fe01d.pdf