CTE Summer Academy

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

We're developing skills and discovering career pathways in Summer 2021!

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a weekly enrichment program that allows students to dive deeper into CTE program areas, and encourages skill development and career exploration. The program is open to students in grades 7-11 during the 2020-21 school year.

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 2020-21 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 12 - July 16, 2021
  • Week 2: July 19 - July 23, 2021
  • Week 3: July 26 - July 30, 2021


8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Early drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m.

After care is available from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. See below for more details.


Robinson Secondary School


Full: $275 per week

Free and reduced lunch: No tuition

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.

Classes do not change weekly. Students who sign up for multiple weeks need to choose different classes each week.

The following classes are being offered for summer 2021:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Eating to the Endzone (levels 1 and 2)

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

Secrets of Sewing (levels 1 and 2)

Learn the art of sewing in this class. From the beginning steps of threading a needle to being able to produce masterpieces out of fabric, this class is sure to teach you impressive life skills!

Health and Medical Sciences

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!

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.

Nursing Essentials

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

Business and Information Technology

Coding Adventures (levels 1 and 2)

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

All About the Apps (levels 1 and 2)

Do you have an idea for a new app? Learn how to design and develop apps for the next generation of app users.

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Can you stop hackers from getting into the network? Learn the skills of cybersecurity 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!


Let’s Get Social!

Are you the next social media influencer? See what it takes to use social media as a marketing tool and gain some new skills!

Sports Marketing

How do the sports and entertainment industry brand and market themselves? Learn all about it in this class!

Walking the Runway

Do you have a passion for fashion? Learn how to promote clothing and accessories in this fun marketing class!

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.

Technology and Engineering Education

CAD 101 (levels 1 and 2)

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.

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 (levels 1 and 2)

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 (levels 1 and 2)

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

Mechanic Mania

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

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.

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 (levels 1 and 2)

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.

Crime Scene Investigation

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

Movie Production (levels 1 and 2)

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

Additional Classes

Gone Gardening

Working on that green thumb? Learn basic gardening techniques and how to grow your own produce right at home.

Crafting 101

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

Workforce Prep

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


Students will have a 30-minute lunch break every day.

FCPS Food Services provides lunch for $3.50 or students may bring a lunch from home. FCPS students can use their school accounts or pay with cash. Non-FCPS students can pay with cash.

Starting mid-June (specific date TBD), view the lunch menu by school location. Vending machines are available.


There is bus transportation from select FCPS high schools and middle schools outside of the Robinson pyramid. 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.

CTE Summer Enrichment After Care

New to summer 2021!

CTE Summer Enrichment will provide extra time and space for students to continue exploring, creating, and learning after CTE Summer Academy ends for the day. Students will have options for individual exploration or group freeform play. Students may also bring books, games, or other activities from home. We encourage students to bring a snack; food is not provided during this program. Transportation is not provided for this program and is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.


  • Week 1: July 12 - July 16, 2021
  • Week 2: July 19 - July 23, 2021
  • Week 3: July 26 - July 30, 2021


2:30 - 5:30 p.m.


$100 each week.


We are currently receiving a very high volume of registrations for Summer programs. Wait times for online registration processing may be longer than expected.

Non-FCPS students must provide a copy of the following documents, which can be emailed to SummerDocs@fcps.edu or mailed to:

FCPS-ACE, Department C

6815 Edsall Rd, 

Springfield, VA 22151

  • Birth certificate.
  • Medical evidence of immunization.
  • The most recent 2020-21 school report card.


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

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

Refund Information

Refund requests must be submitted by

  • 11:59 PM, Wednesday, June 30

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.


Beth Mehr

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