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Schools are closed for students Monday, January 27 for a Professional Work Day. View the calendar →

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News Highlights

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Judges Needed for History Day Competition; Apply by February 28, 2020

The public is invited to serve as a judge or exhibitor at the 2020 Unheard Perspectives Showcase, presented by the Elementary Social Studies office, Black Student Achievement Program, and the Gifted and Talented office.

Learn more about this event →

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HCPSS Named a 2020 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes

For a second year in a row, HCPSS was named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2020 by Forbes magazine. HCPSS is No. 168 overall on the national list of 500 employers.

Learn more about diversity at HCPSS →

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G/T Advisory Seeks Nominations for Educator Recognition, Due February 14, 2020

Now through February 14, families and students have the opportunity to recognize a G/T Resource Teacher, content or classroom teacher, or administrator who has enriched the educational experience of advanced-level learners.

Submit your nomination →

Our Organization

  • Board of Education

    The Board provides leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement
  • Superintendent

    Dr. Michael J. Martirano considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and believes children must be at the center of all decision-making
  • Central Office Staff Directory

    Search for Central Office staff contact information via name, department or phone number

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Knowing A Child Well

If we take care of our children and their well-being, and nurture and believe in them, academic achievement will take care of itself. We must understand our children first, because in order to teach a child well you must know a child well.
Dr. Michael Martirano, HCPSS Superintendent