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"Extraordinary Learning Through Experience"
The centralized academies at the ARL will engage students through real-world experiences and 21st century industry standards to be college and career ready, empowering lifelong learners and qualified professionals who will thrive in a dynamic world.

The Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Career and Technology High School for Howard County Public Schools.  The ARL offers centralized academy programs in unique content areas with many opportunities for internships and real world experiences.  Business partnerships and advisory boards are pivotal in the success of these programs.  Students from all 12 high schools and Homewood are able to enroll in programs at the ARL.  Each academy is a two-year program intended for juniors and seniors and bus transportation is provided for students between their school and the ARL, allowing students to participate in all after school extracurricular activities.  Students are able to use industry standard software and technology to study material at an in-depth level.  Students are able to earn industry certifications and college credits while attending the ARL which helps preapre them for success in college and careers.  The ARL is located on Rte 108 next to the Howard County Board of Education.  Please contact us at (410) 313-6998 if you have any questions!
Welcome to the Centralized Career Academies @ the Applications and Research Lab

Recent News
ARL Unveils Stock Ticker.

Computer Learning Month Contest Winners
State Winner
Samuel Enomanna, First place, Graphic Arts for "The Zuper's Laboratory" (Teacher, Mrs. LeBaron)
County Winners
Gabe Lewman, First Place, Desktop Publishing, (Teacher, Mr. Lee)
Anthony Sandlin, First Place, Graphic Arts, (Teacher, Mr. Lee)
Jessica Thomson, First Place, Multimedia, (Teacher, Mrs. LeBaron)

Samuel Enomanna, Second Place, Graphic Arts, (Teacher, Mrs. LeBaron) (see above for image)
Elizabeth Byrley, Second Place, Multimedia, (Teacher, Mrs. LeBaron)

Andrea Wozniak, Third Place, Graphic Arts, (Teacher, Mrs. LeBaron)

Congratulations to Animation teacher, Tina Lebaron, ARL's Teacher of the Year for 2014

Read About the Academy of Finance's Stock Ticker in the Ellicott City Patch.

More News can be found here

Report Bullying
If you are a student target/victim, the parent/guardian of a student target/victim, or a close adult relative of a student target/victim, or a school staff member and wish to report an incident of alleged bullying harassment, or intimidation, complete the Bullying Reporting Form and return it to the Principal at the student target/victim’s school.  Click here for link to the Bullying Reporting Form.  

Be sure to click on the calendar link to see when Colleges are visiting the ARL.

ARL YouTube Channel
Check out the ARL's YouTube channel!  For access, click here.

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Upcoming Events


There will be an information session for parents on April 28th at HCC about this new program.

Early College Program Overview

For highlights of the 2012-2013 school year, click here.


Last Modified: Mar 25, 2014
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