Career Exploration Information 

Before you Begin Application

  • UserName and Password—Every student who is currently attending an AACPS has a Student Identification Number (Student ID) as well as a password. You will need to use both of these numbers to apply to a magnet program.

  • A valid email address—To be sure all of the information we receive from you is accurate and up to date.  It is extremely important that the email account(s) that you enter is checked regularly since this will be the main form of communication from the Magnet Office for important information about your eligibility.

Application Information

  1. Career Exploration Program is available to students entering 9th or 10th grade.

  2. Students will be asked to choose, in order of preference, ten career areas of interest and will be scheduled into four of those career classes for the Career Exploration experience. Every effort is given to scheduling students into their top choices, but students will likely be scheduled into any of their ten preferences. Schedule change requests are often not possible due to space availability in the specific program areas. It is extremely important that students review Program Descriptions before making their choices.

  3. Student will  have a choice to attend during the regular school day (AM) or after school (PM). 

    1. Students attending AM Career Exploration during the school day will be scheduled for first period on B days.  ​

    2. Students attending PM Career Exploration after school will come on Tuesday and Thursday from  2:45 - 4:00 pm.  PM Career Exploration is only offered 1st Semester. 

  4. Students placement for AM Career Exploration is dependent on home school scheduling. 

  5. AACPS provides all transportation to and from CAT-South. 

Center of Applied Technology South 

211 Central Avenue, East

Edgewater, MD 20137

410-956-5900  Fax 410-956-5905