The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is part of the St. Mary's County Public School System.  It affords high school students the opportunity to learn the information and skills used in one of twenty-four specific career areas.  The instructors are certified teachers who have worked in industry or have degrees in the field.  Students who attend the Forrest Center gain real world experience in a career field of their choice.  They work with industry standard tools, equipment, and technology to develop marketable skills.

Students' schedules are made up of classes at the 'home' high schools and the Forrest Center.  Bus transportation is provided to the Forrest Center from the high schools.  The Forrest Center offers high interest programs for all types of learners and all ability levels.

Upon completion of a Forrest Center program, students can can choose to enter the work force or continue their education at a technical school, two-year college, or a four-year university.


The St. Mary's County Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status or sexual orientation, national origin, religion or disability in matters affecting employment, or in providing access to programs. Inquiries related to this policy may be addressed to teh Supervisor of Human Resources, St. Mary's County Public Schools, P.O. Box 641, Leonardtown, MD 20650, (301) 475-5511, ext. 32169.