Thomas Edison High School of Technology

Thomas Edison High School of Technology

Infobox Secondary school
name = Thomas Edison High School of Technology

motto = Experience Success
established = 1954
type = Public Secondary Vocational
principal = Carlos Hamlin
students = 646
grades = 10–12
city = Silver Spring
state = Maryland,
country = USA
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 located at 12501 Dalewood Drive Wheaton MD 20906. It is connected to Wheaton High School. It is a public vocational/technical high school located in Silver Spring, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Edison is a member in the Downcounty Consortiumcite web|url= |title=Thomas Edison HS of Tech at a Glance (PDF)] . The school is unique compared to other Montgomery County Public Schools. All programs consists 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 to the career and technical student organization, SkillsUSA.

A typical day for a student 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 - 10:30 AM, and the afternoon session from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM.

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


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

One year programs

* Biotechnology
* Foundations of Building and Construction
* Hospitality and Tourism
* Nail Technology
* Network Operations
* Web Technology and Digital Media
* Medical Careers []

Two year programs

* Automotive Body Repair Technology
* Automotive Technology
* Carpentry
* Construction Electricity
* Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
* Masonry
* Plumbing
* Restaurant Management

Three year programs

* Cosmetology

tudent body

For the 2005-2006 school year Thomas Edison has a total of 646 enrolled students, 70.1% Male and 29.9% female. The student body is 31.6% Caucasian, 30.3% Hispanic, 28.0% African American, 9.8% Asian, and 0.3% American Indian cite web|url= |title=Thomas Edison HS of Tech at a Glance (PDF)] .


External links

* [ Thomas Edison High School of Technology website]
* [ Washington Post reports on the Thomas Edison High School home building program]

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