Career Center Working Group

Posted May 01, 2018

Penrose Career Center Survey Results

April 26, 2018 Penrose letter to County and School Boards 


About the Working Group

The Arlington County Board and the Arlington Public Schools Board have created a joint working group that will recommend how the Career Center site may be developed in phases to accommodate more high school capacity and new community amenities.

The Working Group will enable a longer-term look at how the site can grow and develop over time, and not just in a single building project, to optimize the use of land and meet community and schools needs in a land-constrained County. It will develop a plan that defines how APS can open 800 new seats at the Career Center by 2022, within funding already approved by the School Board, while providing options for optimizing future development of public facilities within the study area through a phased development plan. The group’s work will begin in December 2017, and submit a progress report or meet with the boards in a work session in February 2018. The working group’s final report will be submitted to both boards in August 2018.

The instructional focus for the Career Center will be addressed by APS in a separate process, as will planning the building for the 700-800 seats.

Arlington Public Schools website about the group
Career Center Working Group Meeting Schedule

County Board Office Hours

Mondays 7-9 pm

 1st Monday

Langston-Brown Community Center
2121 N. Culpeper Street
> See 1st Monday schedule

2nd Monday

Arlington Mill Community Center
909 South Dinwiddie Street
> See 2nd Monday schedule

3rd Monday

Central Library
1015 N. Quincy Street
> See 3rd Monday schedule

4th Monday

Aurora Hills Library
735 South 18th Street
> See 4th Monday schedule


School Board Office Hours


What is the Penrose Neighborhood Association?

We are an association of residents and property owners in the Penrose Neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Penrose is bounded by Route 50, Washington Blvd, Columbia Pike, and Walter Reed Drive/Fillmore Street. We generally meet the third Tuesday of each month to hear speakers, discuss issues, and plan activities. Our goals are:

  1. To stimulate and encourage good citizenship.
  2. To promote better physical conditions in the community.
  3. To stimulate the improvement of property.
  4. To foster closer community spirit.
  5. To promote the collective interests of the residents and property owners of the community.
  6. To assist the community in obtaining information, services, and improvements from the County and State.
  7. To represent the community in relations with the County Government.

Come out to a meeting and join us!