High School Cosmetology Programs

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

A record-setting 56 students graduated as fully certified cosmetologists after earning their licenses this school year. Thirty students from Stonewall Jackson High School (SJHS) and 26 from Woodbridge High School (WHS) passed the state exam. The students also had many opportunities and experiences, such as traveling to different hair shows, attending additional educational classes from outside vendors, participating in mock interviews with stylists in the industry, and working with stylists to learn the latest trends in the industry.

Prince William County Public Schools offers cosmetology as a two-year career and technical education (CTE) program at SJHS and WHS. Students apply for the program during their sophomore year and take classes during their junior and senior years of high school. At the end of their two-year journey, the students take their State Board licensure exam. The exam consists of a practical (hands-on) portion and a theory (written) portion.

These students leave high school ready for a career in the cosmetology industry. No matter where they end up in the world, they have a skill and career that will travel with them.

Preparing students to confidently enter the workforce post-graduation is Positively PWCS.

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