Stevens Forest Elementary Celebrates National PTA School of Excellence Award

County and school system leaders joined parents, teachers and students from the Stevens Forest Elementary School community this evening to celebrate the school’s designation as a National PTA School of Excellence. County leaders presented a Howard County Executive Proclamation to the school and PTA, and unveiled a banner commemorating the honor. The National PTA School of Excellence […]

HCPSS Joins Challenge to Bring Breakfast to Maryland Schoolchildren

Bryant Woods Elementary School will represent the system in the Maryland Breakfast Challenge, a statewide initiative in partnership with Governor Martin O’Malley’s Office of Children, the Maryland Department of Education, Maryland Hunger Solutions and the No Kid Hungry Campaign to provide breakfast to more than 10,000 students in Maryland. Schools will compete to post the […]

HCPSS Superintendent Named Among Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs

Howard County School Superintendent Renee A. Foose was honored last night by the Daily Record Newspaper as one of Maryland’s 30 most admired CEOs. She received the honor during an awards dinner held at the BWI Hilton, and was the only honoree from a school system named to the annual list of the state’s top […]

HCPSS Students to Develop Park Species List at Week-long BioBlitz

HCPSS elementary and middle school students will join state scientists to develop a catalog of plant and animal wildlife at Howard County’s Belmont Manor and Historic Park during the Howard County Conservancy BioBlitz event, to be held Sept. 15-18, 2014. Students from Ducketts Lane and Rockburn elementary schools, and Ellicott Mills, Patapsco and Thomas Viaduct […]

Five Howard County high schools ranked on Newsweek Top Schools list

  Five Howard County public schools are among the Newsweek list of America’s Top High Schools for 2014. The list ranks 500 schools deemed to do the best job of preparing students for college, based on factors including enrollment and graduation rates; weighted AP, SAT, and ACT scores; student attrition from 9th through 12th grade; […]

Community Forum on Engagement and Achievement for African-American Students

The Howard County Public School System and the African-American Community Roundtable of Howard County, will present a joint community forum on engagement and achievement for African-American students on Sept. 29 at Wilde Lake High School beginning at 7 p.m. UMBC president and renowned educational scholar Freeman Hrabowski will be the keynote speaker for the free public […]

Howard County’s Jody Zepp a Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Hammond High School teacher Jody Zepp was recently named one of seven finalists for 2014 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education. The state winner will be announced at an Awards Gala on Oct. 20 at Martin’s West. Zepp, who this spring was named Howard County Public School System Teacher […]

Howard County ACT Scores Continue to Outperform State and National Results

Performance on the ACT college readiness test among Howard County Public School System seniors continues to climb, according to results reported last week by ACT Incorporated. Scores for the HCPSS Class of 2014 in each skill area outpaced results from the prior year as well as scores for Maryland and the nation. The ACT assesses […]

HCPSS Offers Evening School Classes

HCPSS offers Evening School classes for high school credit at the Homewood Center during the school year. The original credit and credit recovery classes are available to junior or senior students who are trying to graduate from high school in a timely manner. [more]

What You Need to Know For Back to School

Summer is almost over and our students and families are getting ready to head back to school. Here are the ABCs of what you need to know. [more]