Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Principal: Nadine Smith

CTE Programming Offered:
Students at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School have the option to join three CTE pathways. In addition to project-based learning coursework and the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications, Dunbar Academy students will hear from guest speakers, participate in field trips to industry sites, and complete paid internships.

Computer & Information Technology (Computer Maintenance Technician)
Students in the Computer Maintenance pathway will develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning to develop technical solutions in a multitude of platforms and programming languages. The pathway will prepare them for careers in the following areas: programming, database administration, web design and administration, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace.

Certifications: CompTIA IT Fundamentals+, CompTIA A+

Students will learn principles of engineering and providing exciting learning in the fields of electronics, biotechnology aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. Additionally, students complete a STEM Fair as part of a core content interdisciplinary project each year. The Project Lead the Way curriculum provides opportunities to apply science, technology, engineering, and math through project-based, hands-on courses

Internship Opportunities: Pepco, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NASA Headquarters
Certifications: Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) in AutoCAD

Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC)
JROTC provides student the motivation and skills to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, work as a team member, graduate from high school, pursue meaningful careers especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and become successful citizens. As a JROTC Cadet, students embark on one of the most interesting and valuable educational experiences of their high school career. The program provides students with tools and skills they need to succeed in high school and in life after high school


CTE Programs of Study

Point of Contact

Toshia Shirriel
Director, NAF Academies

Victoria Beard
Teacher, Engineering

Anthony Allard
Teacher, Engineering

Lawrence Totty
Teacher, Computer Maintenance

Neal Daniels
Teacher, JROTC

Ricky Johnson
Teacher, JROTC