For Students

Prepare for College and Beyond


A partnership between HCPSS and Howard Community College to expand options for students to gain college credits, explore possible careers, or earn an associate degree.

Career Academies

Career Academy programs are designed to prepare high school students to be college and career ready and to meet the demands of the 21st century global economy and are closely aligned with regional economic and work-force development priorities.

Earn College Credit

Career Academy students are eligible to earn college credits, advanced standing, and/or satisfy college requirements while in high school.

Participate in the Arts

Whether it is dance, art, theatre, chorus, orchestra, or band, bring your unique talents, gifts, and inspiration to the gallery and stage.

Learn more about our fine arts program →

Make Your Voice Heard


HCASC invites all middle and high school students interested in leadership with a purpose to participate in our unique student-run monthly meetings the second Wednesday of every month.


StoryStrong taps into the power of personal narrative featuring Howard County students and staff in order to build awareness, empathy, understanding, and ultimately – connections. Diversity of ideas, diversity of backgrounds and experiences, and diversity of purpose and drive are common themes amplified across the HCPSS community.

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#OneHoward is a Howard County initiative designed to promote community dialogue and reinforce the county’s shared goals of diversity and inclusiveness through a series of community conversations and educational events.

Play with Pride: Athletics

Infield or outfield. Court or grass. Represent your school and bring your full game.

Learn more about our athletics program →