Middle School CTE Programs

  • CTE courses at the middle school level are part of the ‘Connections’ block for students. Depending on the school, students are exposed to careers, family and consumer science, computer science, business and marketing, engineering, and even possibly health science.

    Junior Leadership Corps (JLC)

    Junior Leadership Corps is a ‘Connections’ class offered, in many cases, consecutively from sixth through eighth grade. JLC is not offered in all GCPS middle schools. The program is meant to enhance students’ leadership skills, focusing on collaboration, communication, goal setting, and community outreach. Contact your local school to inquire if they have a JLC program.

    Gear Up (for Graduation)

    Gear Up is a program designed for at-risk students to (ideally) catch up with their peers in 10th grade.