Montgomery County officials broke-ground on a new school Thursday, Nov. 3, that will prepare students for future careers.
The Thomas Edison High School of Technology will replace the current school which was built in 1982.
All Montgomery County high school students will have the chance to register for one of the school’s 17 career and technology programs.
Students will attend three class periods each day and earn 1.5 credits a semester. They can also earn professional certifications and college credit.
“No matter what you’re going to do, we want you to love it, be really good at it and be able to make a good living wage off of it. That’s what’s most important, that you can do what you want to do to benefit yourself, this society and this community,” said Dr. Jack Smith, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools.
The new high school is expected to open in-time for the August 2018 school year.