TECH CENTER OPEN 1/14/2022
The plumbing issues at the Forrest Center have been resolved and the school will be open as usual tomorrow, Friday, January 14, 2022.
**For health and safety reasons, the event has been changed to occur on a virtual platform and not in-person at the Forrest Center. **
This event is an opportunity to meet the staff at the Forrest Center and to learn about the 22 completer programs (including the MIFRI Fire and Rescue/EMS program) and the four elective classes that are offered. High school counselors will be available to answer questions about career clusters and help students plan their academic program.
Visiting the program you are applying for is an application requirement. Attending the Virtual Tech Expo and the program session you are interested in will fulfill that requirement.
Access to the Virtual Tech Expo will be available here (FCTC Website) starting at 5 pm on the night of the event. Student's will need to use their SMCPS login to attend the Virtual Tech Expo.
The Forrest Center Application will open on the Forrest Center website by 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 20, 2022. The priority deadline for applications is Friday, February 18, 2022.
*Attending this event will credit towards the program visit requirement for the application process.
Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year, FCTC Bulldogs!
All students should follow their Home Schools' Policies for the Return to School. Their home schools will be providing information for students' schedules, transportation, and other logistical information.
If you have any furthur questions or concerns, please reach out to your student's instructor or the front office at 301-475-0242.
*Students are reminded to follow social distancing when possible, wear appropriate masks at all times, and wash hands frequently.*
Due to a limited number of Forrest Center parking spots, only Virtual Academy, Chopticon and Great Mills High School students can apply for a permanent Forrest Center parking pass. Chopticon and Great Mills High School students must have already completed the safe driving course and have been given a parking permit at their home school BEFORE applying for a Forrest Center parking pass.
This form must be completed, electronically signed by the student and parent/guardian, and APPROVED by the Forrest Center Administration at least 2 (TWO) school days prior to obtaining a student permanent/temporary parking permit. You will be charged $10.00 if you're approved for a temporary parking pass when the permit is obtained. Money will be refunded upon return of the permit to the Forrest Center's front office secretary.
If your Forrest Center Parking Permit request is approved by the Forrest Center Administration, the $50.00 Forrest Center permanent parking permit fee can be paid using MySchoolBucks, cash, or check (made out to Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center) brought to Ms. Mayor in the Forrest Center front office. Please call the Front Desk at 301-475-0242 for more information.
*** COMPLETION OF THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PARKING PERMIT***
Students should bring their SMCPS assigned laptops to class every day. Please be sure they are charged the night before. No additional laptops will be available for students to use at this time. If students are having issues with their SMCPS assigned laptops, their student log ins, passwords, Schoology, or any additional technology issues, please visit the Technology Support Page on the main SMCPS Website.