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Essential Applications and Information

Calendar Reminder!

The last day of school is Friday, June 21. Schools will dismiss three hours early, June 19-21. There is no half-day Pre-K/RECC those days. View the calendar →

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  • HCPSS Connect

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  • Boundary Review

    Read about HCPSS’ systemwide school boundary review, impacting the 2020-2021 school year
  • Academics

    Find out what we offer for K-12 instruction, Career Academies, 21st Century learning and more
  • Supports

    Learn more about the ways the school system and staff support students every day
  • Food Services

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  • School Information

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  • Enroll

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News Highlights

Students sit at a table and sign documents while a group of adults stands behind them.

First Cohort of Students Commit to Apprenticeship Maryland

At a recent Signing Day ceremony, 17 rising high school seniors from around the county committed to participate next year in the school system’s newest Career and Technology Education academy, Apprenticeship Maryland.

Learn more about Apprenticeship Maryland →

HCPSS Superintendent Matirano, several HCPSS staff, and representatives from the Italian Embassy hold a plaque commemorating their partnership.

New Partnership Supports Italian Instruction and Cultural Programs

An agreement between HCPSS and the Embassy of Italy will provide opportunities for high school students to participate in Italian language instruction and increase cultural understanding.

Learn more about our new partnership →

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