Cosmetology students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the Virginia Board of Registered Professional Hairdressers examination for licensing. Graduates are expected to take the state examination. Students who complete this program successfully and pass their licensure examinations have the skills and knowledge needed for the following entry-level jobs: manicurist, salon receptionist, shampoo technician, and licensed cosmetologist. This two-year program of study begins in 11th grade and includes:

  • Cosmetology I
  • Cosmetology II

Note: Applications for this program are open for rising 11th grade students.

Program Type

Transport Program – Students participating in this program attend all core classes, non-CTE classes, and activities at their base school.  A PWCS bus transports students between their base school and the program school daily, returning in time to ride their regular bus home. 

Program Locations

Unity Reed High School

Coordinator: Ms. Hodgson

Telephone: 703-365-2900

Email: [email protected] 

View the Unity Reed HS website

Information Meetings

November 15, 2023, 6:30 p.m. at Unity Reed HS

January 10, 2024, 6:30 p.m. at Unity Reed HS

Attendance Areas

Battlefield HS, Brentsville HS, Gainesville HS, Hylton HS, Osbourn Park HS, Patriot HS, and Unity Reed HS

Woodbridge High School

Coordinator: Ms. Spindler

Telephone: 703-497-8000

Email: [email protected]  

View the Woodbridge HS website

Information Meetings

November 14, 2023, 6:30 p.m. at Woodbridge HS Auditorium

January 16, 2024, 6:30 p.m. at Woodbridge HS Auditorium

Attendance Areas

Colgan HS, Forest Park HS, Freedom HS, Gar-Field HS, Potomac HS, and Woodbridge HS