HCPSS Ranked Among Best School Systems in the Nation

Howard County Public School System has been named among the best school districts in the nation, and the top district in the state of Maryland, according to rankings released this week by, an education and community analysis firm. The system received ‘A’ grades or better for academic rigor, student diversity and quality of teachers. […]

Network Security Students Can Earn College Credits

The HCPSS Network Security program in the Applications & Research Lab (ARL) has teamed up with the Howard Community College to offer an amazing opportunity for students with future aspirations in network security. The Network Security Early College Program is a five-year cohort program that allows students to earn a high school diploma, a CompTIA […]

Superintendent Renee A. Foose to Participate in ConnectED to the Future Convening Wednesday at White House

The White House and the U.S. Department of Education have selected Dr. Renee A. Foose, Howard County Public Schools Superintendent, to participate in the November 19 ConnectED to the Future Convening at the White House. Dr. Foose joins more than 100 other school system leaders from across the nation, who will be recognized for their […]

HCPSS High School Students Dig Deep Into The Environment

Students from HCPSS high schools this school year are collecting and analyzing samples from watershed areas near their schools and throughout the county. Their research will be the foundation of a published watershed report card that will serve as a guidance document for county and state legislators for environmental policy consideration. Students will present their findings to county and professional […]

Celebrating Public Schools with American Education Week

American Education Week—November 16-22—presents all Americans with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. American Education Week is a great time for parents and guardians to visit their chid’s classroom or eat lunch together. Each school has specifics on […]

NY Times Best-Selling Author Comes to Howard County Nov. 24!

New York Times best-selling young adult fiction novelist Jennifer Donnelly will be the featured guest for a special edition of HCPSS Books Alive on Monday, Nov. 24 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Her appearance will be live streamed on the HCPSS home page, Donnelly, whose book A Northern Light earned Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal in 2003, has […]

Waterloo ES Students Experience New Foods During Try it Fridays

The staff and the PTA wellness committee at Waterloo Elementary School have discovered an exciting way for students to try something new. Funded through a BrightMinds Foundation grant, Try it Friday allows students to taste healthy foods that many have never tried before.

Discover HCPSS: National Art Honor Society at Reservoir HS

Students at Reservoir High School have an opportunity to pursue their love of art beyond the school day. The National Art Honor Society welcomes all students who enjoy a variety of artistic mediums to expand their artistic opportunities within the school and the school community.

Howard County Public School System Named to College Board AP Honor Roll

Nov. 11, 2014 The College Board announced this week that the Howard County Public School System is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada, and one of just two districts in Maryland, selected to be a part of the 5th annual AP District Honor Roll. The AP District Honor Roll recognizes school […]

New, Improved HCPSS News Offers Automatic Sign-up for Parents

HCPSS is upgrading its HCPSS News communication system. Using email and text alerts, this keeps parents/guardians, staff, and community members up to date on news and events, and delivers real-time information on bus schedule changes, weather-related closings and emergency information. The upgrade offers many exciting features, including: Increased speed for delivery of text message alerts […]