Thomas Edison High School of Technology

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Thomas Edison High School of Technology
Motto Experience Success
Established 1981
Type Public Secondary Vocational
Principal Carlos Hamlin
Students 612 (2009-2010)
Grades 10–12
Location 12501 Dalewood Dr.,
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Coordinates 39°3′39″N 77°4′4″W / 39.06083°N 77.06778°W / 39.06083; -77.06778Coordinates: 39°3′39″N 77°4′4″W / 39.06083°N 77.06778°W / 39.06083; -77.06778
District Montgomery County Public Schools
Campus Suburban
Website Thomas Edison Homepage

Thomas Edison High School of Technology (often referred to as Thomas Edison or Edison) is a public vocational/technical high school located in Wheaton, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Maryland. It is physically connected to Wheaton High School.

Edison is a member of the Downcounty Consortium.[1] The school is unique compared to other Montgomery County Public Schools. All programs consist of an academic base, industry competency requirements, employability skill development and career/college planning components, as well as opportunities for leadership development. Thomas Edison registers all students who are enrolled in the career and technical student organization, SkillsUSA.

A typical day for students is to spend half of their day at Thomas Edison, and the other half at their home school. Thomas Edison offers two sessions: the morning session from 7:45 AM to 10:15 AM, and the afternoon session from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

Thomas Edison is also the headquarters for the Montgomery County Students Trades Foundations Office.

Programs[edit]

Thomas Edison offers nineteen programs for students to choose from. Courses take one, two or three years to complete, depending on the curriculum.

One year programs[edit]

  • Foundations of Building and Construction
  • Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Nail Technology
  • Network Operations
  • Medical Careers [2]

Two year programs[edit]

  • Automotive Body Repair Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Electricity
  • Foundations of Automotive Technology
  • Interior Design∞
  • Print Technologies & Digital Graphics
  • Principles of Architecture & CAD Technologies
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Restaurant Management

Three year programs[edit]

  • Cosmetology

Student body[edit]

For the 2012-2013 school year, Thomas Edison has a total of 650 enrolled students, 65.8% male and 34.2% female. The student body is 39.9% Hispanic, 27.1% African American, 22.9% Caucasian, 10.0% Asian, and 0.2% American Indian.[1]

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