Schedule Timeline for CAT-South Students 

Career Explorations: 

  • Current 8th or 9th-grade students must apply via magnet application 

  • Career Exploration is NOT required to do a level 1 program 

  • Students rotate through 4 different areas to learn new skills - this takes place over 1 semester 

    • Students have the ability to earn up to 0.5 elective credits 

  • Students are NOT able to select CAT-South classes when registered for classes at their homeschool as we require an application process

    • Once students are accepted CAT-South will reach out to students’ homeschools for schedules to be adjusted 

    • Decision letters & emails are sent out in the spring (April/May)

Level 1: 

  • Current 9th or 10th-grade students must apply via the magnet application 

    • Cosmetology is a 10th grade entry only

    • Academy of Health is an 11th-grade entry only 

      • Foundations of Patient Care is an option for 10th-grade students 

  • Students are NOT able to select CAT-South classes when registered for classes at their homeschool as we require an application process

    • Once students are accepted CAT-South will reach out to students’ homeschools for schedules to be adjusted 

    • Decision letters & emails are sent out in the spring (April/May)

Level 2: 

  • Students do NOT need to apply for level 2 courses

    • Instead, students will fill out a letter of intent - school counselor will meet with students during both semesters for this form to be filled out 

  • Students are not guaranteed a spot in level 2

    • Their behavior, grade, and attendance in level 1 affects their chances of continuing in the program

  • Students are NOT able to select CAT-South classes when registered for classes at their homeschool as we require an application process

    • Once students are accepted CAT-South will reach out to students’ homeschools for schedules to be adjusted 

    • Decision letters & emails are sent out in the spring (April/May)

Level 3: 

  • Cosmetology is the only program with a required level 3

    • They will fill out the same letter of intent that they did for level 2

  • It is possible for students to complete a level 3 which would be an independent study 

    • This is determined by the teachers - space needs to be available in the class as well as have curriculum fo the student(s)

Internships/Work-Baed Learning: 

  • Student are able to do an internship or work-based learning in their program  

  • This is not a requirement for students, but its a great opportunity to learn, make money, and make connections with employer 

Center of Applied Technology South 

211 Central Avenue, East

Edgewater, MD 21037

410-956-5900  Fax 410-956-5905