CTE Summer Academy

A summer enrichment and skills development program for students currently in grades 7-11.

We can’t wait for summer! Check out the 2022 program information below!

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a weekly enrichment program that allows students to:

  • Dive deeper into Career and Technical Education (CTE) program areas
  • Encourages skill development
  • Begin career exploration

Students are able to personalize their experience by choosing which CTE classes they will take!

CTE Summer Academy Program Information


Open to students in grades 7-11 during the 2021-22 school year. Students currently in grades 2-6 may participate in Tech Adventure Camp. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come basis until seats are filled.

All students are welcome:

  • FCPS students.
  • Students enrolled in private schools.
  • Students who are homeschooled.
  • Non-Fairfax County residents.

Program Information


  • Week 1: July 11 - 15, 2022
  • Week 2: July 18 - 22, 2022
  • Week 3: July 25 - 29, 2022


  • 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Early drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m.


Lake Braddock Secondary School


  • $275 per week
    • Students eligible for free and reduced lunch: No tuition.*

*To be eligible, students must apply on Free and Reduced Meals website. You must allow your benefits to be shared or submit the Consent to Share Information Form.

Classes and Daily Schedule

Students have four classes every day. Students choose their classes during the registration process and are encouraged to try new and exciting content.

Class descriptions can be found below. Activities and projects change each year so students who participated in 2021 can choose the same classes again this summer.

Class Descriptions

Business and Information Technology

Coding Adventures

Are you interested in coding and programming? Learn the basics or take your skills to the next level in this exciting class.

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Can you stop hackers from getting into the network? Learn the skills of cyber security and how to protect yourself and others from online threats.

Mastering Microsoft

Want to sharpen your Microsoft Office skills? This class will help you master the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. These skills are highly sought after in the workforce!

Digital Portfolio

This class will help you create a career portfolio and learn how to market yourself to potential employers.

Workforce Prep

Take this class and prepare yourself for the world of work! Learn how to create your resume and master the interview process.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Baking Basics

We’re mixing up some delicious treats in this class! Grab those oven mitts, it’s time to bake!

Crafting 101

Are you creative and love making things? Learn how to make basic crafts for gifts, home decor, and more!

Kitchen Classics

Do you love cooking? Build basic skills or expand your knowledge in the culinary arts and food preparation in this class!

Health and Medical Sciences

Animal Care

Become a better pet owner and learn about how to properly care for animals. You’ll be able to gain insight into the veterinary sciences programs offered at FCPS.

Emergency First Aid/CPR

Do you have what it takes to help someone in an emergency? Learn the basics of First Aid and CPR in this class so you can help someone in need or yourself!

Health Care Basics

Calling all those interested in health care! Learn about health care career pathways and gain hands-on experiences with tools and equipment in health fields.


Entrepreneurship: Shark Tank

Do you have what it takes to win over the sharks? In our own version of “Shark Tank,” students will become entrepreneurs.

It’s Marketing!

Learn more about marketing in this fun and interactive class. Topics can include sports, social media, fashion, etc.

Technology and Engineering Education

CAD 101

Learn how to design like an engineer, architect, and product designer! Our Computer-Aided Design (CAD) classes can teach you the basics of using CAD or help expand skills you have already learned in the classroom.

Design Shop

Calling all design enthusiasts! Take your design skills to the next level by creating a product in this hands-on design and production class.

Flight School

It’s time to take off! Learn more about how objects fly by building your own aircraft in this fun and exciting class.

Let’s Make It!

3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and CNC machines, oh my! Explore these rapid prototyping techniques and learn how to properly use these machines to create your next invention.

Problem Solving

Do you have what it takes to solve an engineering design problem? Take a deeper dive into the engineering problem-solving process to solve a problem from ideas to testing a developed solution.

World of Robots

Do you have a passion for robots? Take your skills to the next level or learn the basics of building, programming, and controlling robots.

Trade and Industrial

Crime Scene Investigation

Can you solve this mystery? Explore how investigators in criminal justice solve crimes including the tools and materials they use.

Home Building

How do we build homes? What skills are needed for basic home repairs? Learn it all and get hands-on experience in this class.

Mechanic Mania

Interested in vehicles? Learn the basics of auto technology and car care in this interactive class.

Movie Production

Lights, camera, action! What does it take to make a video? Learn all about it in this class.

Salon Basics

Take your hair, skin, and nail care skills to the next level in this class. Learn how hair care professionals help us go from drab to fab!

Wood Creations

Take a tour of our woodworking shop and learn how to safely use machines and tools found in the woodshop. Gain hands-on experience in the full production process of wooden items.

Daily Schedule

Period 1

  • Animal Care
  • Coding Adventures
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Entrepreneurship: Shark Tank
  • Flight School
  • Kitchen Classics
  • Let’s Make It!
  • Salon Basics
  • Wood Creations
  • World of Robotics

Period 2

  • Animal Care
  • Coding Adventures
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Entrepreneurship: Shark Tank
  • Flight School
  • Kitchen Classics
  • Let’s Make It!
  • Salon Basics
  • Wood Creations
  • World of Robotics

Period 3

  • Baking Basics
  • CAD 101
  • Coding Adventures
  • Design Shop
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR
  • Home Building
  • It’s Marketing!
  • Mechanic Mania
  • Movie Production
  • Problem Solving
  • Workforce Prep

Period 4

  • CAD 101
  • Crafting 101
  • Design Shop
  • Digital Portfolio 
  • Health Care Basics 
  • Home Building
  • It’s Marketing!
  • Mastering Microsoft
  • Mechanic Mania
  • Movie Production
  • Problem Solving


Students will have a 30-minute lunch break every day. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.


There is bus transportation from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Transportation to and from these schools is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Transportation information will be communicated to families prior to the start of the program.


Monday, January 31 - Friday, June 17, 2022


All students must deliver the appropriate form(s) prior to the first day of camp. Forms can be emailed to Beth Mehr.

Lab Safety and Food Agreement

As part of the registration process, parents and students must agree to the following lab safety and food guidelines.

Students without the appropriate forms will not be able to participate until forms are submitted.

Non-FCPS students must provide a copy of the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Medical evidence of immunization
  • The most recent 2019-20 school report card

which can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: FCPS-ACE, Department C 6815 Edsall Rd, Springfield, VA 22151


Refund requests must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m., Saturday, June, 25 2022.

Log-in to your ACE Account to request a refund. No late requests will be considered.

Credit card payments minus a withdrawal fee ($25) will be refunded to the credit card account. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. The time to process a credit card refund varies by banks/financial institutions. Other refunds will be made by check and may take up to 4 weeks to process.


For more information about CTE Summer Academy, contact Beth Mehr at [email protected].

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