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Key Information:

  • HCPSS Status

    See today’s operating status, and related information
  • School System Calendar

    View academic calendar information, school closings and holidays
  • HCPSS Help

    Get answers to questions on the school year, technology/internet access, and other topics
  • Redistricting for New High School #13

    Learn about the boundary review process to establish a new attendance area for the 2023-2024 school year
  • Report Bullying

    Access HCPSS’ bullying reporting tool, which allows students, parents and staff to easily and confidentially report incidents
  • Student Well-Being

    Learn how HCPSS promotes mental health and well-being, and find essential resources
  • HCPSS Connect

    Get help with or connect with your student’s courses, get grades and view assignments
  • Forms

    Complete or download forms regularly accessed or needed by HCPSS students, parents or staff
  • Supports

    Read about the ways the school system and staff support students every day
  • School Information

    Locate and contact your school, identify bus stop and times, and get attendance area details
  • Enroll

    Enroll your student in the Howard County Public School System
  • Apply Now

    Join our award-winning workforce and make a difference in the lives of our students

News Highlights

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HCPSS Summer Hiring Fairs

HCPSS added nearly 400 new positions to the school system for the upcoming school year. To help address vacancies, HCPSS will host job/hiring fairs July 30, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27.

Learn more about HCPSS employment →

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Complete information on the 2022-2023 school year is forthcoming, including our annual Back-to-School guide, health and safety updates and much more.

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Summer 2022

Information on staying connected throughout the summer is online, including free meals, technology devices, summer learning, and more

Learn more about Summer 2022 →

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