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Education Centers

In addition to the typical elementary, middle and high school buildings, the school system offers additional programs in Cedar Lane School, Homewood School and the Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL).

Cedar Lane School

Principal – Paul Owens

11630 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759 (Google Map)


410-888-8878, fax

Hours: 7:55 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.

The Cedar Lane School, on the Fulton Campus, provides as structured learning environment for students age 3 through 21, whose needs are so complex that they require a specialized, comprehensive program in a special school setting. The Fulton campus allows for age appropriate peer interactions at all program levels. Instruction is provided for students who are developmentally delayed, and may have multiple disabilities as well as behavior challenges both in school and community settings. The Cedar Lane program offers an enhanced approach for inclusive programming with an emphasis on providing students access to typical peers, schools, and community.

Homewood Center

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Principal – Christina Krabitz

10914 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), Ellicott City, MD 21042 (Google Map),


410-313-7130, fax

Hours: 7:25 a.m. – 2:10 p.m. (1:10 p.m. dismissal on Weds.)

Individual School Performance Report (PDF)

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The Homewood Center houses three distinct programs, each designed to meet the specific needs of individual students who have difficulty functioning in traditional classroom settings. The building is a state-of-the-art educational facility with a full complement of resources, technology, and teaching supports.

Applications and Research Lab (ARL)

10920 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), Ellicott City, MD 21042 (Google Map)

Principal – Karl Schindler


410-313-7000, fax

The Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Career and Technology High School for Howard County Public Schools. The ARL offers centralized academy programs in unique content areas with many opportunities for internships and real world experiences. Business partnerships and advisory boards are pivotal in the success of these programs. Students from all 12 high schools and Homewood are able to enroll in programs at the ARL. Each academy is a two-year program intended for juniors and seniors and bus transportation is provided for students between their school and the ARL, allowing students to participate in all after school extracurricular activities. Students are able to use industry standard software and technology to study material at an in-depth level. Students are able to earn industry certifications and college credits while attending the ARL which helps prepare them for success in college and careers. The ARL is located on Rte 108 next to the Howard County Board of Education. Please contact us at (410) 313-6998 if you have any questions.