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Help Create an HCPSS Alumni Association

The Bright Minds Foundation is seeking volunteers to be part of a task force to help create a districtwide HCPSS alumni association. The first meeting of the task force will be on October 5 at 4 p.m. at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. A preliminary survey and feasibility study has […]

Howard County Public School Students Continue to Excel on SAT, ACT

Class of 2016 Scored Nearly 100 Points Higher Than College Board’s Benchmark for College Readiness Students in the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) continue to excel in performance on the SAT and ACT, two widely accepted measures of college readiness. Scores released by ACT and the College Board, which implements the SAT, indicate HCPSS […]

Howard County PARCC Test Results Exceed State Norms

Howard County public school students continue to perform at levels that significantly outpace their peers across Maryland, as reflected in scores on the 2016 PARCC assessments released today by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Overall scores in nearly every category showed measureable improvement over the prior year. The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of […]

Apply for the Teachers for Tomorrow Program

HCPSS is seeking students with strong academic potential to apply for Teachers for Tomorrow.

International Parent Leadership Program Applications due Oct. 9

The International Parent Leadership Program is designed to encourage international parents to step into leadership roles in schools and communities as advocates on behalf of the system’s nearly 6,000 international students. The six-week program helps international parents understand the framework of the U.S. educational system and the structure and functions of the Howard County Public School […]

Two HCPSS Science Teachers Named Fellows in NSTA New Science Teacher Academy

Two Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) science teachers have been chosen as fellows in the prestigious New Science Teacher Academy. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) New Science Teacher Academy is a yearlong program focused on encouraging and supporting early-career science educators. The Fellows, Amy Connor from Oakland Mills High School and Allison Kipping […]

Apply Now for JROTC

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) programs are offered at Atholton (Army), Howard (Army) and Oakland Mills (Air Force) high schools. Each JROTC program provides an introduction to career opportunities in the United States’ Armed Forces and teaches principles of leadership, discipline and civic responsibility. A student who wishes to participate in JROTC but does […]

Jean-Eddy Augustin, World Languages Teacher, River Hill High School and Mount Hebron High School

Jean-Eddy Augustin, originally from Haiti, brings his experiences from living around the world to his French and Spanish classrooms.

First National Bank Establishes In-School Bank at Clemens Crossing Elementary School

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) announced a new partnership today between Clemens Crossing Elementary School (CCES) and First National Bank to teach students the importance of personal financial planning and the benefits of saving.

From the BOE Chair… Christine E. O’Connor, September 16

Like most, if not all, parents, I feel like I’ve been on the run since school started a few weeks ago. Superintendent Renee Foose and I have visited all 76 Howard County public schools. We’ve had our first Board of Education meeting of the new school year to propose the capital budget and school construction […]