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Board of Education Public Hearing on High School Sites Postponed

The public hearing on High School Sites, previously scheduled for the evening session of the December 7 Board of Education meeting, has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date.

HowGirlsCode Partnership Promotes Computer Science Education for Females

HowGirlsCode is partnering with the Howard County Public School System to promote female participation in computer science education. The partnership agreement will be formalized with an official partnership signing on Friday, December 1, at Bryant Woods Elementary School in Columbia.

JumpStart Online Application Open Now Through December 22, 2017

The application for the JumpStart early college and dual-enrollment program is now open to interested students who will enter grades 9–12 during the 2018–2019 school year.

HCPSS Schools to Participate in “Hour of Code” Computer Science Activities, December 4–10, 2017

To mark the fourth annual Computer Science Education Week, all Howard County public schools will participate in’s global Hour of Code the week of December 4–10. Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to get students interested in computer science and programming.

HCPSS Seeks Citizen Members for Academic Calendar Planning Committee, Deadline December 15, 2017

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) invites citizens to take an active role in developing the 2019–2020 Academic Calendar as members of the Calendar Planning Committee. The knowledge, experience and perspective shared by community stakeholders are valuable to improving the calendar and ensuring transparency at every stage of the calendar development process.

Board of Education Operating Budget Review Committee to Meet Weekly in December

The Board of Education’s Operating Budget Review Committee will meet at 8:45 a.m. on the following Tuesdays: December 5, 12, and 19, 2017. The meetings take place in Conference Room ML2 at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Board of Education Audit Committee to Meet December 14, 2017

The Audit Committee of the Howard County Board of Education will meet at 1 p.m., on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The meeting will take place in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting and Public Hearing, December 19, 2017

The Howard County Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 19, at 4 p.m., with an evening session beginning at 7:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

JumpStart Program Expands Early College Credit Options for HCPSS Students

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has announced an innovative program that enables students to earn up to 60 college credits while in high school.

Interim Superintendent to Hold Town Hall Meeting, November 29, 2017

Community members are invited to a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, November 29, from 7–8:30 pm at Atholton High School.