Cosmetology students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the Virginia Board of Registered Professional Hairdressers examination for licensing. Graduates are expected to take the state examination. Students who complete this program successfully and pass their licensure examinations have the skills and knowledge needed for the following entry-level jobs: manicurist, salon receptionist, shampoo technician, and licensed cosmetologist. This two-year program of study begins in 11th grade and includes:

  • Cosmetology I
  • Cosmetology II

Note: Applications for this program are open for rising 11th grade students only. 

Transport Program – Students participating in this program attend all core classes, non-CTE classes, and activities at their base school.  A PWCS bus transports students between their base school and the program school daily, returning in time to ride their regular bus home. 

Application: Interested students are encouraged to apply by using the PWCS Specialty Program Application, available here: PWCS Specialty Program Application

The application opens on November 1, 2023 and closes on February 1, 2024. 


Points of Contact:

Ms. Corry, Instructor: [email protected]

Ms. Hudson, Instructor: [email protected]

Ms. Spindler, Specialty Program Coordinator: [email protected]