Career Center

Update: The BLPC/PFRC review process for the Schematic Design of the Arlington Career Center Project has concluded. APS will present the Schematic Design to the School Board on October 13, 2022 (info) and October 27, 2022 (action). More information is provided on the APS project page.

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     Materials posted on APS Career Center website

 

 July 27 

 PFRC/BLPC    Materials posted on APS Career Center website

 

 Aug 31  PFRC/BLPC  In-Person at the Career Center Commons

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