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News Highlights

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HCPSS Class of 2024

The Class of 2024 graduation ceremony schedule is now available. Ceremonies will be held May 23-31 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, with the exception of Cedar Lane, which will be held at the school.

View graduation schedule and information →

Board Superintendent Search

The Howard County Board of Education in December named HCPSS Chief Academic Officer Bill Barnes as the Acting Superintendent. The Board is conducting a nationwide search for a permanent Superintendent, which also includes soliciting stakeholder input.

Learn more about the Superintendent search process →

A group of MRHS students standing outside the school

Maryland’s Blueprint for the Future

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2021 to transform public education in the state into a world-class education system. HCPSS staff are extensively working to meet these goals in a manner that is programmatically appropriate and fiscally responsible.

Learn more about HCPSS’ implementation of the Blueprint →

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