George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology (Towson, MD). A rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, combined with challenging courses in arts and technology, fosters students’ ability to question, analyze, and problem solve, ensuring they are fully prepared for college and career. In Maryland “College and Career Readiness” is defined as “ready to take a credit-bearing course in college.” Carver Center’s schoolwide goals are focused on PSAT and SAT achievement. All students take and pass one Advanced Placement course prior to graduation. Each teacher has Student Learning Outcomes to ensure they are supporting students’ efforts to be college and career ready. Assessments identify students for support in advanced coursework and AP courses. Students who are not college- and career-ready at the end of grade 11 enroll in SAT Prep-Critical Reading and Writing or in Khan Academy online modules.
Three Career and Technology Education (CTE) magnet programs in Carpentry, Cosmetology, and Culinary offer students the opportunity to pursue a technical and academic program leading to postsecondary education and industry credentials.