Have a question about TAWS?
Review our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about what we offer.
TAWS is a partnership of TAWS and MCPS.
- Students must be a senior in high school on-track to graduate including high school testing requirements and up-to-date on credit completion through 11th grade.
- Applicants must submit letters of recommendation including one from their employer.
Yes. The program is designed to complete high school requirements.
Yes. TAWS works with Montgomery Community College to provide dual enrollment courses if the student meets the criteria and the course schedule allows.
Yes. The Career Coach helps design the courses around both work and career aspirations.
No, the course schedule is flexible.
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Yes, all courses for credits result in grades.
Dual enrollment with Montgomery Community College is available when it fits within the student’s schedule.
Applicants must have a job to apply. TAWS links students and employees through a network that can expand job opportunities and potential apprenticeships.
No, TAWS focuses on the academic needs of the students. However, TAWS provides a strong linkage through the TranZed Apprenticeship Services to develop and place potential apprentices upon graduation.
TAWS focuses on the student’s career plan and builds the schedule to simultaneously achieve high school graduation and create a work schedule. If sports can fit into a student’s schedule, then students may participate in programs at their home high school.
Yes. All students enrolled in the program have the opportunity to join the TranZed Apprenticeship Services Program. This program allows students to take advantage of training in Information Technology, Cyber Security, and Digital Media. In addition, as students complete their Individualized Career Plans, they will be introduced to various experiences that will enhance the opportunity for internship or apprenticeships possibilities.
It is important that there is a free flow of communication. Counselors and parents (for those under 18) will receive frequent updates on your progress in the program. Students in college courses will receive updates directly from the college.
- Graduate from high school with college credit(s)
- Engagement with college professors and your peers
- Save money on college tuition