Career & Technical Education and Fine Arts

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Sherri Fisher, Director
Ayanna Dawkins, Administrative Secretary III

Jennifer Weaver, Resource Teacher
Margaret Koenig, Resource Teacher, Mobile Innovation Lab

Jefferson Building
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
phone: 443-809-8921
fax: 410-821-1719


Today, high school students face many options for academic growth and career preparation. Making informed choices about their high school program of study will prepare students for success in further education and preparation for rewarding careers.

The Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide students with relevant career skills preparation and rigorous academic course work. Our state-approved programs of study are designed to prepare students for the 21st century global economy and its rapidly changing workforce needs.  


The BCPS Dance Pre-K-12 Curriculum recognizes that all students have the right to an arts education (dance, theatre, music, and visual arts) as a fundamental part of basic education. The goals and indicators of the curriculum are arranged sequentially, Pre-K-12, to include creative work, dance forms and techniques, dance history, performance and production, aesthetics, and criticism that align to the Maryland Fine Arts Standards. Infused in the study of dance is the recognition and realization that dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle, as well as the development of individual and social skills. The dance curriculum also provides unique opportunities for cross-curricular connections, an inherent benefit of studying dance.


The BCPS Music Program is aligned with the National Core Arts Standards, Maryland Fine Arts Standards, and guided by The Compass: Our Pathway to Excellence. The mission of the Office of Music and Dance Education is to provides leadership and support for schools in delivering comprehensive, engaging, and rigorous music instructional programs for all students grades K-12. Creative expression, active engagement, performance, and development of artistic literacy are hallmarks of music instruction in our schools. Students are empowered to build lifelong relationships with the arts and enriched perspectives as globally competitive citizens.


The BCPS Theatre Program is aligned with the Maryland Fine Arts Standards and the National Core Arts Standards and guided by The Compass. Our mission is to use the evolving, live, collaborative art of Theatre to develop artists and scholars who have a lifelong passion for the arts. Students are given the opportunity to develop their unique voice and collaborate with others through the process of creating, performing, responding, and connecting to Theatre content. Our programs provide opportunities to integrate core concepts of social-emotional learning with high-quality Theatre education that is student-driven.


The Baltimore County Visual Arts Program is aligned with the National Core Arts Standards and guided by The Compass. Its mission is to educate all students in creative thinking, creative production, and the artistic process, while developing their understanding and appreciation of the artistic achievements of people from different times, places, and cultures. Students, while immersed in the artistic process, develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. These 21st Century Skills prepare students to be globally competitive citizens. Technology is infused in lessons, which are rigorous, relevant, and responsive to the individual needs of all students.