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  • Budget

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  • Report Bullying

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  • Student Well-Being

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

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  • Supports

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  • School Information

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News Highlights

Class of 2021.

2021 Graduation Dates Announced

HCPSS Class of 2021 graduation ceremonies will take place between May 28 and June 4. Ceremonies are scheduled to take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

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HCPSS COVID-19 Testing Program

A new voluntary K-12 COVID-19 Testing Program provides free tests for students and school-based staff who develop COVID-like symptoms or are identified as close contacts while they are in a school building. Parents/guardians must provide consent.

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2021-2022 Digital Education Center

HCPSS is planning for a full-time online option for students entering grades K-12 who wish to learn virtually for the 2021-2022 school year. The DEC is intended to function as a separate K-12 center that will continue to operate even after fully in-person learning resumes.

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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

Have A Question?

Contact Us:
410-313-6600
Human Resources:
410-313-6693
Public Information:
410-313-6682
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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