Arlington Career Center

Career CenterAddress: 816 Walter Reed Dr, Arlington, VA 22204

Phone: 703-228-5800

Fax: 703-228-5815

Principal: Margaret Chung,

School hours:
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends

Office hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays


The mission of the Career Center is to “Instill a Passion for Learning by Doing” through hands-on applications in 25 unique Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the areas of IT and Digital Media; Engineering and Industrial Trades; Health and Medical Services; and Public and Human Services. Through these career and college readiness programs, the Career Center provides enhanced opportunities in marketplace skills, industry certifications, college credits, and work-based internships. Students are bused daily from their home school to the Career Center for two class periods during which they take their CTE class and earn two credits.

Through a partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), students may earn both high school and college credits through dual enrollment CTE and academic courses.

Additional programs at the Career Center include the Academic Academy, HILT Institute, Program for Employment Preparedness, and Teen Parenting Program.

Students interested in taking CTE and academic classes at the Career Center should contact their home school counselor.

Arlington Tech at the Career Center: A Countywide Program

Arlington Tech is a rigorous, project-based learning, high school program that prepares students to succeed in college and in the workplace through collaborative problem solving. Students learn how to effectively combine their interdisciplinary core academic knowledge with skills they develop in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes to solve real-world problems and provide services to the local community. Arlington Tech provides the opportunity for students to explore and become certified in a variety of CTE programs and to get a jump start on college by earning Early College Credits through dual-enrollment with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC). As a culmination of the project-based learning experience, Arlington Tech students will complete a year-long senior capstone project in which they would be employed as an intern, a consultant, or act as an independent researcher. Learning at Arlington Tech is active (through inquiry), authentic (through projects), and motivated by the students’ interest.