• Career and Technical Education

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  • Dr. Lhe Smith, Supervisor, Career and Technical Education
    Arnaz Dovitala, Specialist, Career and Technical Education
    George Bishop, Specialist, Career and Technical Education
    Vandana Sharma, Coordinator, Health and Medical Sciences
    Dr. Jane O'Connor, Resource Teacher, Health and Medical Sciences
    Rachel Nappier, Program Assistant, Career and Technical Education

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  • In Career and Technical Education (CTE):

    • We communicate and model high expectations for all students, which includes emphasizing and valuing multiple pathways for students after high school (i.e., college, entering the workforce, military) and collaborating with students to identify personal interests, aptitudes, and strengths to establish goals for the future.
    • We believe that all students deserve to have access to a conducive learning environment and relevant and rigorous coursework, including honors and dual-enrollment opportunities, opportunities to earn credentials, and to engage in robust work-based learning experiences.
    • We provide scaffolds and supports to ensure all students can access the curriculum and authentic learning experiences that support their identified interests and goals. 

    CTE at the middle school level allows students to participate in Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Technology and Engineering Education programs.

    High school credit-bearing elective programs include:

    • Agricultural Education (Academies of Loudoun only),
    • Business and Information Technology,
    • Family and Consumer Sciences,
    • Health and Medical Sciences (Academies of Loudoun; Health and Medical Sciences Academy (HAMSci),
    • Marketing Education,
    • Technology and Engineering Education, and
    • Trade and Industrial Education (Academies of Loudoun only) courses.

    LCPS CTE programs are centered on competency-based instruction, active career and technical student organizations, industry-recognized credentials, and work-based learning experiences.

    Loudoun County Public Schools has one (1) military science, NJROTC unit, which is housed at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg. Students seeking to participate in the NJROTC program must attend Loudoun County High School if accepted and are required to apply (this process is only for current 8th-grade LCPS students) OR apply through the Office of Special Permission. The application for current 8th-grade students will only be available in the Student Opportunities portal via LCPSGO on December 1, 2023, and close on January 31, 2024.

    In the Fall of 2024, LCPS CTE will expand the Health and Medical Sciences program by opening the Health and Medical Sciences Academy (HAMSci) at two high schools (TBD). Additional information on HAMSci will be posted by September 1, 2023. The application will only be available in the Student Opportunities portal via LCPSGO on December 1, 2023, and close on January 31, 2024.


    Quick Facts

    • LCPS CTE paired high-quality work-based learning experiences with all home high school, elective courses in the 2022 – 2023
    • LCPS CTE offered 45 different industry credential tests in 2022-2023, and students earned 8,033 total industry credential tests in 2022-2023
    • 6,881 students earned one or more credentials in LCPS CTE
    • 24,889 industry credential tests have been passed by students since the 2020 - 2021 school year
    • LCPS students earned 648 Workplace Readiness Skills assessment credentials in 2022-2023. This is compared to the 41,819 students in the state of Virginia who earned this credential in 2022-2023
    • Of the students graduating in 2022-2023, 3,015 seniors were program completers with a sequence of two or more CTE classes


  • Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination:

    Loudoun County Public Schools offer a wide range of Career and Technical Education programs, including Agricultural Education, Business & Information Technology, Career Connections, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health & Medical Sciences, Marketing, Military Sciences, Technology and Engineering Education, and Trade & Industrial Education.

    Loudoun County Public Schools and its Career and Technical Education Programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and, if applicable, provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

    The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

    • Christopher Moy, Division Title IX Coordinator
    • John Lody, Director of Diagnostic & Prevention Services 
      • 21000 Education Court
      • Ashburn, VA 20148
      • (571) 252-1016
      • John.Lody@lcps.org
Last Modified on November 21, 2023