HCPSS 2021-2022 School Year
The Superintendent and Board of Education members have stated their commitment to the return to normalized, five-day, in-person learning this fall to be essential. Staff continue to plan for this while evaluating recent guidelines and updates from CDC, Maryland State Department of Education and the Howard County Health Department.
HCPSS had planned for a full-time virtual option for students entering grades K-12 who wished to learn virtually for the 2021-2022 school year. However, at the Board of Education meeting on June 24, 2021, it was announced that a fully virtual instructional delivery option will be available only to students in grades K-6 who committed to fully digital instruction in the spring. Students in grades 7-12 who expressed interest in remaining virtual for the 2021-2022 school year will return to fully in-person instruction this fall. Learn more →