Upcomming Student Holidays, Career and Transition Events and Summer Career Academy

Student Holidays

January 24th is the last day of the second quarter and Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed for students January 27th & 28th for a teacher workday and staff development day.   School will resume on Wednesday, January 29.

2020 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs

You are invited to attend the 2020 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs and Resume Building Workshops. First jobs are important and these events help connect teens and employers face to face and prepare our youth for the workforce.

These events will focus on student job seekers (approximately ages 16 to 18) looking for full time employment, after-school employment, seasonal positions, internship opportunities, or volunteer experiences. It is open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment or wanting tips to build their resume. Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students looking to begin to build their resume.

Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to showcase their companies, brand their business in the local community, and advertise the positions they have available. It does not cost to participate.

During our previous job fairs, over 2000 Fairfax County teenagers and 120 employers attended all events combined. These job fairs provided hundreds of teenagers the opportunity to get in front of employers and for employers and volunteer organizations to find talented, driven Fairfax County students to fill their positions.

Saturday, March 7th - 10 am to 12 pm Woodson High School Co-sponsored by Supervisor Pat Herrity, Supervisor Dalia Palchik, Supervisor James Walkinshaw, Woodson High School and Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, March 7th - 2 to 4 pm South County High School Co-sponsored by Supervisor Pat Herrity, Supervisor Dan Storck, South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, South County Federation, and South County High School

Saturday, March 14th - 2 to 4pm Chantilly High School Co-sponsored by Supervisor Pat Herrity, Supervisor Kathy Smith, Chantilly HS STEM Academy, and the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, March 21st - 10 am to 12 pm Mount Vernon High School Co-sponsored by Supervisor Pat Herrity, Supervisor Rodney Lusk, Supervisor Dan Storck, Chairman Jeff McKay, Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce, and Mount Vernon High School

Saturday, March 28th - 10 am to 12 pm West Springfield High School Co-sponsored by Supervisor Pat Herrity, Supervisor James Walkinshaw, West Springfield High School Student Government Association and Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Students may register here

Super Transition Saturday

Join us for Super Transition Saturday It is never too early or too late to start planning for a successful transition from school life to life as a young adult. Join us to learn about Career and Transition Services (CTS) programming and course options for students with disabilities. Breakout sessions will cover in-school services, as well as postsecondary support services, employment and postsecondary education considerations, and student self-determination as an evidence-based predictor of post school success. This event also includes a student/parent panel where members describe their personal experiences as they navigated Fairfax County Public Schools and the transition process.

February 22, 2020*

9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Luther Jackson Middle School

3020 Gallows Road

Falls Church, Virginia 22042

*Snow date: March 14, 2020

Advance registration REQUIRED Register online at the Parent Resource Center or call 703.204.3941

FCPS Educators register on MyPLT to receive 4.5 recertification points

Questions?  Please contact Karen Rudert, ETR- Quander for more information.  klrudert@fcps.edu



FCPS and NVCC (NOVA) are offering an opportunity for students with disabilities to learn about available options.  The conference will include a presentation from Disability Services, a student panel and a Q&A session.


Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time:  Sign-in starts at 3:30 pm

Program Duration:  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please RSVP through this web link:



Please contact Karen Rudert, ETR- Quander for more information.  klrudert@fcps.edu


CTE Summer Career Academy

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is excited to announce that we will be offering courses for credit this upcoming summer. Students currently in grades 10 and 11 can take the following courses for credit:

  • Information Systems 
  • Teachers for Tomorrow
  • Exploring Health Science
  • Electrical Construction and Engineering 1
  • Construction Tech 1

Courses are 4 weeks long and require 140 hours for credit. They are held at various locations within the county and transportation will be provided for some courses. Contact school counselor, Greta Thomas, for details.