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Have a question about TAWS?
Review our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about what we offer.
Is TAWS a school?
TAWS is a program of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for high school students who have jobs. TAWS plans to expand to other school systems in the future.
What are the requirements for admission?
- This year, students must be a high school senior 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
Will I earn my high school degree?
Yes. The program is designed to complete high school graduation requirements, as well as prepare you for college, apprenticeship, or work advancement.
Can I earn college credits?
Yes. TAWS works with Montgomery College and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to provide dual enrollment courses when the student meets the criteria and the course schedule allows.
Can I schedule my courses around my work schedule?
Yes. Your TAWS career coach helps you schedule your courses around your work opportunities, academics, and career aspirations.
Do I have to go to school everyday?
No, the course schedule is flexible.
How do I apply?
Complete the application online. The clickthrough link is available at the bottom of this page.
Do I earn grades?
Yes, all courses for credits result in grades.
Do I have to have a job?
What about college?
Many, but not all, TAWS students go to college. TAWS students can take college courses and earn college credit tuition free at Montgomery College and UMUC when it fits within the student’s schedule.
Can TAWS help me find a job?
Applicants must have a job already to apply. However, TAWS links students and employers through its network that can expand job opportunities, including apprenticeships, for you.
Is TAWS an apprenticeship?
No, TAWS helps its students balance their jobs and high school completion. However, through the TranZed Apprenticeship Services (TAS), TAWS also helps students apply for apprenticeships.
Can I play sports?
Are there apprenticeship opportunities available?
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 opportunities for apprenticeships.
Who will get updates on my progress?
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.
What are the benefits of dual enrollment?
- Save money on college tuition
- Graduate from high school with college credits
- Engagement with college professors and your peers
Ready to Apply?
Fill out the form to apply for Montgomery County.