CEO Mentor Application is Open!
Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO) seeks professionals who want to share their passion for their work with a DCPS high school student. CEO is a manageable commitment for mentors that makes a meaningful impact for students. Apply today!

We Turn Aspirations
Into Internships

DCPS Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO) Program provides professional development, mentoring, and paid internships for students with disabilities.

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Our students are paired with mentors in their career fields of interest to grow their knowledge of job specific requirements and skills.


Students engage in instructional experiences designed to hone the soft skills needed to be successful in the workforce.


Students engage in paid professional development sessions and real life application designed to teach them how to navigate and manage the expectations of post-secondary settings.

“CEO has expanded my learning experience. It has helped me understand the job I want to do, and has given me the confidence that I can actually do it."

‐ Demiko Mays, CEO Alumnus & Former Intern at Hoar Construction

Join the CEO Program

Here are the different ways to get involved: