This page contains frequently asked questions regarding the Forrest Career and Technology Center.

1.    I want to go to a four-year university. Will the Forrest Center help me or is it just for students headed directly into the work force?

2.    Will I be able to participate in sports or other after-school programs if I attend the Forrest Center?

3.    Is it possible to fit in everything I want to take at the high school and still take classes at the Forrest Center?

4.    Will attending the Forrest Center help me get a job?

5.    I didn't do well in some of my classes in 9th grade. I am afraid that I won't get accepted.

6.    How do students get to the Forrest Center?

7.    Who can I contact if I have additional questions about the Forrest Center?

 

1.    I want to go to a four-year university. Will the Forrest Center help me or is it just for students headed directly into the work force?

The Forrest Center is particularly important for college bound students. Practical, real-life experiences at the Forrest Center can help you fine tune your career interests before potentially throwing thousands of dollars toward a career that may not be for you.

 

2.    Will I be able to participate in sports or other after-school programs if I attend the Forrest Center?

Absolutely, the instructors at the Forrest Center are very supportive of extra-curricular activities. You may need to arrange your own transportation in order to get back in time for away games.

3.    Is it possible to fit in everything I want to take at the high school and still take classes at the Forrest Center?

Throughout your high school years, you are going to have to plan carefully and make wise choices about your courses. With the help of your counselor, you will be able to adjust your schedule to meet your needs. It is important to start planning in 8th and 9th grade. Be sure to keep your career goals in the forefront.

4.    Will attending the Forrest Center help me get a job?

Yes, not just a job but a well-paying job with a future. Often, employees contact the Forrest Center searching for qualified employees. Many of our graduates step into well-paying, full-time jobs with benefits, including tuition assistance!

5.    I didn't do well in some of my classes in 9th grade. I am afraid that I won't get accepted.

Your grades are important,  but acceptance into the Forrest Center is based upon more than just your grades. The Acceptance Committee also looks at your attendance, your discipline history, and recommendations from your teachers. You can't lose anything by applying, so submit that application! Keep working on your grades; improvement is also an important consideration in the selection process.

6.    How do students get to the Forrest Center?

Buses are provided to shuttle students from their home high school to the Forrest Center.

7.    Who can I contact if I have additional questions about the Forrest Center?

Feel free to contact the Forrest Center at 301-475-0242. Your questions will be directed to the appropriate person.