Cybersecurity students explore theory and hands-on practices in the following areas: critical infrastructure security systems and devices; intelligent computing and controlling devices and systems security; business information technology network security systems and techniques; industrial/utility industrial control systems networks and devices security; medical network and data system security; and ethical hacking roles and tools. Students have the opportunity to earn their CompTia A+ certification. 

The goal of the program is to prepare students to enter into a cybersecurity career after high school or an IT college degree program. The four-year program of study includes:

  • IT elective
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology, Advanced
  • Cybersecurity Network Systems (DE)

Note: Applications for this program are open for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.

Program Type

Transfer Program – Students participating in this program will transfer to the program location for all courses and activities.  Express Bus Transportation is available to accepted students living outside the program location boundaries through Specialty Program Transportation

Program Location

Potomac High School

Coordinator: Ms. Norwood

Telephone: 703-441-4200

Email: [email protected] 

View the Potomac HS website

Information Meetings

October 25, 2023, 6:30 p.m. at Potomac HS

January 17, 2024, 6:30 p.m. at Potomac HS

Attendance Areas

All students in PWCS can apply to this program.