Select a program you wish to shadow by talking with your high school counselor or by visiting our web site. Shadowing is mandatory for applying to any course offered at CTC. The shadow process allows you to visit with the teacher virtually and get an experience of what it would be like in the class.
The shadowing and application process begin in November each year and runs through February.
Shadows are scheduled by the CTC counseling office after you visit the program page and fill out the online shadow request form.
You will receive an email to your my.fcps.org email account with the date and time of your virtual shadow along with the google meet code you will need to enter.
During the virtual shadow you can expect to meet with the instructor and other students interested in your selected program, and possibly students currently enrolled in that program. You will be able to ask questions about the program and hear the expectations of the instructor.
Please see our FAQs page for more information on the shadow, application and acceptance process at CTC. Many of our programs are competitive so knowing what factors determine your acceptance will help you along the way.
Once you have completed your virtual shadow experience if you want to apply you can do so by clicking on the Apply to CTC button.
Please remember you MUST shadow a program before Applying.
Application that are made without a previous shadow experience will not be considered.
More information regarding the shadowing process can be found in the FAQs.