Arlington Career Center Expansion

Career Center

About the Career Center Expansion

In the approved FY 2021 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) the School Board provides specific direction for the Career Center site that includes:

  • Capital project for an additional 250 Arlington Tech seats for a total of 600 Arlington Tech seats by Sept. 2021, an extension of an existing project from the FY 2019-28 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP);
  • Provide the appropriate facilities to accommodate the full-time high school students on the Career Center campus;
  • Examine creative solutions for more efficient use of the Career Center campus; and
  • Conduct an after action study of the Career Center Expansion Concept Design phase to determine how to improve APS’ construction planning and design process.

The approved FY 2021 CIP does not include a specific project for major expansion at the Career Center site.  As directed by the School Board, the site will be subject to study for possibly accommodating high school seat need, in preparation for, and during development of the FY 2022 CIP.  Any major capital project at the Career Center campus will be included in the FY 2022 CIP, which the School Board is anticipated to adopt in June 2021.  Career Center renovations are ongoing to support the planned enrollment growth of Arlington Tech.  To prepare for the 2020-21 School Year, summer 2020 activities include renovations within a portion of the second floor and installation of additional relocatable classrooms.  To prepare for further planned growth, renovations are planned to consolidate the Columbia Pike Branch Library on the first floor in order to provide shared APS/County classrooms on the second floor.  The consolidation is expected to be complete in November 2020.

 Committee Information

  • Building Level Planning Committee (BLPC) Membership
  • BLPC Policy Implementation Procedure (PIP)
  • BLPC Charge
  • Public Facilities Review Committee (PFRC) webpage

Project Documents

  • July 17, 2020 – Arlington Career Center Expansion Concept Design Report
  • May 18, 2020 – Arlington Tech Summer 2020 Construction Update
  • March 27, 2020 – Proposed Concept Design Presentation Boards
  • November 20, 2019 – Q&A Log
  • November 20, 2019 – First Draft Arlington Career Center Multimodal Transportation Assessment (MMTA) PDF
  • May 1, 2019 – Camp Casey Research and Historic Context Report
  • September 5, 2018 – Career Center Working Group (CCWG) webpage and final report
  • July 12, 2018 – Existing Conditions, Transportation Analysis Report
  • October 2017 – Options for Columbia Pike Library and Arlington Public Schools at Walter Reed Site Briefing Paper
  • June 30, 2017 – School Board Approves Options for High School Seats news release

 School Board Items

  • July 16, 2020 – Arlington Career Center Contract Award for Columbia Pike Branch Library Renovation Action Item Presentation 
  • June 25, 2020 – Arlington Career Center Contract Award for Columbia Pike Branch Library Renovation Information Item Presentation
  • May 21, 2020 – Arlington Career Center Expansion Project Concept Design Presentation
  • May 7, 2020 – Arlington Tech Summer 2020 Construction Contract Info/Action Item Presentation
  • February 20, 2020 – Animal Science Program Update Monitoring Item Presentation
  • January 30, 2020 – Concept Design Preview Committee of the Whole Meeting Presentation
  • November 7, 2019 – Educational Specifications Action Item Presentation and Final Booklet
  • October 17, 2019 – Educational Specifications Information Item Presentation and Draft Final Booklet
  • May 9, 2019 – Career Center Summer Work 2019 Presentation
  • March 14, 2019 – Career Center Update monitoring Presentation

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