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Last Few Weeks to Purchase Commencement DVDs

2014 Commencement DVDs are available for purchase only for a limited time. Buy them before August 31st.

Flex Those Mental Muscles During the Summer

Make learning a year-round experience by encouraging your child to reflect on their fun, summertime activities.

Quick Tip: Encourage your child to write to relatives and friends who may live out of town. Not only will the practice help them think and express their thoughts more clearly, it also strengthens and nurtures the positive relationships that will extend throughout their academic life and beyond. Skills flexed: critical thinking, writing, social and emotional well-being.

Breaking Out of 140 Characters!

Read and subscribe to Dr. Foose's new blog, Superintendent's Corner.

May 2014 Progress Report on the Strategic Plan

This report details the progress made within the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) in the ten months since the July 1, 2013 launch of our strategic plan, Vision 2018: Fulfilling the Promise of Preparation (Vision 2018).

Key Facts About FY15 Employee Compensation

Read the key facts about FY15 employee compensation.

School System News & Announcements

Watch HCPSS 2014 Commencements

All twelve of the HCPSS high school graduations are available to watch online. Congratulations graduates!

HCPSS on Social Media

Follow HCPSS on @HCPSS and Facebook

Follow Superintendent Dr. Foose on @SuperHCPSS and


Press Releases:    June  | July | News & Events
July 23 - HCPSS Superintendent Named Among Maryland's Most Admired CEOs
July 17 - Advanced Placement exam participation and performance remains high among students in the Howard County Public School System, according to results from the 2014 exams released by the College Board.
June 25 - HCPSS College Enrollment Rate Highest in State
June 18 - HCPSS Instructional Materials/Criteria Review Committee Seeks Citizen Members

Board Of Education News

BOE Schedule(s): July new webpage icon

July 3 - HCPSS Seeking Citizen Members for Policy Development/Revision Committees - CORRECTION, Deadline: August 8, 2014
July 3 - Board of Education to Hold Informal Work Session
July 3 - Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting (Evening Session Canceled)
July 3 - HCPSS Seeking citizen members for Policy Development/Revision Committees, Membership Interest Form Deadline: August 8, 2014
School System Related Links
International Student Services and different languages section
(Office of International Student & Family Services)

HCPSS family portal icon - link to portal website.
(View your child's academic performance & more)

School and bus locator Icon - link to school and bus locator website.
(Locate Schools & Bus Routes by your address)

If you are ever unable to connect to the application, please use the Bus/Route and Stop Listing Report pdf doc icon instead.

school system calendar icon - link to HCPSS calendar.
(View school system calendar information)

Attendance Area Maps & School Planning Icon - link to districting website.
(View maps & learn about school planning)
HCPSS News icon - link to HCPSS news website.
(School news & emergency message service)

HCPSS TV icon - link to HCPSS website.
(Streaming media created by our TV station)

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(Countywide Student Organization)

Bright Minds Foundation icon - link to Bright Minds website.
(Foundation created to support our students)

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