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HCPSS Connect Course Enrollment

We are very excited about the launch of HCPSS Connect on Monday, August 31 and the opportunities for parents to stay engaged with their child’s academics. One component of HCPSS Connect is the Canvas Learning System. Beginning this week, parents are being added to their child’s course pages in Canvas. You may have even received […]

HCPSS Presents Educational Best Practices to Chinese Delegation

The Howard County Public School System continues to share educational best practices globally, most recently through this month’s delegation visit of approximately 20 educators from China. School systems from around the world learn about Howard County schools through our students’ impressive academic performance and the high percentage that go on to college. “Because the Howard […]

HCPSS Strengths Success Stories

Success stories from students and staff using their strengths to do what they do best every day.

HCPSS Partners with Maryland Higher Education Commission to Support Governor’s Maryland Unites Day of Service

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) joined the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to support a troubled Baltimore City school. The initiative is part of Governor Larry Hogan’s Maryland Unites Day of Service campaign. Following the unrest in Baltimore in late spring, Governor Hogan asked MHEC and other state agencies to participate in community service […]

Welcome Back

Welcome students, parents and staff to the start of a very exciting 2015-16 school year. This year, we will leverage our strengths to achieve high levels of academic success. Together, we are unstoppable!

Use HCPSS Connect to Update Emergency Information

HCPSS Connect provides access to a variety of student information and classroom instructional tools offering personalized communication and timely, relevant, and easily accessible information relating to your student. The online system will be launching in two phases. Phase 1 has begun and focuses on updating emergency contact information. Phase 2 opens on August 31 and […]

Get Ready for Back to School

Summer is almost over, and our students and families are getting ready to head back to school. Here is what you need to know: Back to School Nights The back to school night schedule for all HCPSS schools is available online. Please double check dates and times with your child’s school in case any last-minute […]

HCPSS Bus Drivers and Attendants Trained in CPR

This summer, more than 700 HCPSS bus drivers and attendants received CPR training as part of their annual safety training. “Every year, we strive to better equip our Howard County school bus drivers and attendants with the safety knowledge they need to perform their jobs to the best of their ability,” said David Ramsay, director […]

HCPSS Staff and Schools Recognized at July Board of Education Meeting

Superintendent Renee A. Foose recognized the following staff and school achievements at the Board of Education meeting on July 9, 2015: Staff: The Government Finance Officers Association has once again awarded its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to HCPSS for its comprehensive annual financial report. This is the 11th consecutive year that […]

Blended Summer School Program Grows as Students Take Advantage of Personalized Learning

With many demands on today’s high school student’s schedule, the flexibility of blended summer school courses has caught the attention of a wide variety of HCPSS students as they work to accelerate learning, explore interests or catch up on classes. Piloting in 2011, HCPSS now offers 11 sections of blended summer school courses in Career […]