Application Information

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Career Exploration

The Career Exploration Program is available to students entering ninth and tenth grades.​

 

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. 

 

  • Students attending Career Exploration during the school day will be scheduled for first period on B days. This will be their official class for that day and period. They will not be missing a class at their high school and they will return before the start of second period.​

 

  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools will provide all transportation to and from CATN.

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. Students can preview program descriptions by clicking on the Career Programs tab on the home page of the CATN website.

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Level One

Level One is available to students entering tenth and eleventh grades.

Students will have the opportunity to choose up to four programs, but should only chose the number of programs that they will be willing to attend.

Refer to the Program Duration section below. Note that students may attend two Level One programs that are one semester each. 

Eligibility for acceptance into a Level One Magnet Program

Pathway I

Students that qualify will be evaluated for appropriate placement into courses listed as preference.

  • 2.5 GPA

  • Satisfactory progress towards graduation requirements, including but not limited to: behavior, attendance, and credits earned.

Pathway II

Students that qualify will be evaluated for appropriate placement into course based on available seats.

  • 2.0 GPA

  • Satisfactory progress towards graduation requirements, including but not limited to: behavior, attendance and credits earned.

Pathway III

Students interested in technical education who demonstrate aptitude but do not meet criteria for pathway I/II will be considered for provisional admission on a case by case basis.

  • A conference with a CAT school counselor to evaluate GPA,  attendance, and credits may be required.

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Program Duration

One Semester Programs

  • Honors Baking & Pastry

  • Carpentry

  • Honors Culinary Arts

  • Graphic Design

  • Integrated Design/CAD

  • Printing Technology

  • Honors Manufacturing Technology

  • Honors Environmental Resource Management

  • HVAC

  • Masonry

  • Plumbing

  • Welding

  • Electricity

  • Industrial Maintenance

Full Year Programs

  • Auto Collision Repair/Auto Refinishing

  • Diesel Power Technology

  • Honors IT Networking (CISCO)

  • Automotive Technology

  • Honors Academy of Health Professions (11th grade entry only)

  • Cosmetology (10th grade entry only)

  • Barbering (11th grade entry only)

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Make sure you have your Student ID Number and Password, an active email account, and your school counselors name. 
 

Application Deadline is March 15th.

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