Career Center

May 2022 Update: The BLPC/PFRC will reconvene in June to provide feedback on the Arlington Career Center Project Schematic Design. The committees will meet once a month in June, July, and August. More information is provided on the APS project page.

Background: Arlington Public Schools is in the process of reconvening the Arlington Career Center (ACC) Project Building Level Planning Committee (BLPC) due to planning for the ACC project resuming. The ACC Project was included in the FY 2023-32 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Direction at the Oct. 28, 2021 School Board Meeting. The Superintendent was directed to begin work immediately on the ACC concept design, which is currently underway. In addition, the Superintendent was directed to include the ACC project in the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023-32 CIP.

Project specific PFRC members for Career Center are:

  • Andrew Moore- Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization
  • Kristi Sawert- Arlington Heights Civic Association
  • Polly Hall- Ashton Heights Civic Association
  • Marian Gooderham- Columbia Heights Civic Association
  • Christine Brittle- Penrose Neighborhood Association

2022 Meetings

Date Meeting  Agenda  Meeting Materials 
 Jan. 19 PFRC/BLPC  

Materials posted on APS Career Center website

 Feb. 16 PFRC/BLPC  

Materials posted on APS Career Center website

 Mar. 30

 PFRC/BLPC    Materials posted on APS Career Center website
 June 22  PFRC/BLPC    
 July 27  PFRC/BLPC    
 Aug 31  PFRC/BLPC    

2020 Meetings

Time: 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Materials
Jan. 15 Joint PFRC/BLPC Agenda Presentation
Jan. 22 Community Meeting
Feb. 19 Joint PFRC/BLPC Agenda Presentation
Feb. 26 Joint PFRC/BLPC Agenda Presentation

2019 Meetings

Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Materials
Sept 17 Joint PFRC/BLPC Agenda Presentation
Oct 2 Joint PFRC/BLPC Agenda Presentation
Oct 15 Joint PFRC/BLPC Agenda Presentation
Oct 29 Joint PFRC/BLPC Agenda Presentation
Nov 20 Joint PFRC/BLPC Agenda Presentation
Dec 3 Joint PFRC/BLPC Agenda Presentation
Dec 18 Joint PFRC/BLPC Agenda Presentation

Letters

Additional Information

Career Center Background

The Career Center, an existing Arlington Public School (APS) property located near Columbia Pike, will be expanded by 700-800+ seats by 2022. The School Board approved planning for the expansion and a long-range site plan is currently being developed for consideration. The County Board and School Board created a joint working group that will evaluate the Career Center site and recommend how to develop in phases to accommodate additional high school capacity, associated facilities, and community amenities.

Timeline

  • Nov. 2017: Career Center Working Group (CCWG) charge adopted and members appointed.
  • Dec. 2017: CCWG commences work.
  • Mid-2018: CCWG shall submit a progress report and/or meet with School Board and County Board in a work session.
  • Aug. 2018: CCWG will submit a final report to the School and County Boards. At the latest, the CCWG must conclude its work by the end of August 2018 to inform the next phase of planning.
  • Sept. 2018: The Building Level Planning Committee (BLPC) and Public Facilities Review Committee (PFRC) begin planning processes to design the 800+ additional seats.
  • 2022: Building to open