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2023-2024 School Year

Information on preparing for the 2023-2024 school year, including adjustments to school start times, transportation info and more can be found online. That page is continually updated as new information becomes available.


“Inside HCPSS” Podcast

In this insightful podcast, HCPSS leaders engage in conversations with students and staff on varying topics of interest. The podcast is available on the HCPSS website and in various podcast platforms.


Partnership Supports School Programs

Elkridge and Ducketts Lane elementary schools have partnered with the Rotary Club of Elkridge to support school initiatives and provide resources for students and families.


Centennial High School Senior William Gao.

Centennial Student Publishes Professional Paper

Enrolled in HCPSS’ Gifted and Talented Advanced Research Program and mentored by a statistics professor at UMBC and a researcher at Meta Inc., Centennial High School senior William Gao took his research to a new level this year, becoming the first author on a paper published in the international, peer-reviewed journal, Cancer Informatics.

2023 Multilingual Parent Leadership Program Cohort.

HCPSS Celebrates Largest Multilingual Parent Leadership Program Cohort

A record 34 HCPSS parents/guardians recently graduated from HCPSS’ Multilingual Parent Leadership Program, aimed at helping multilingual parents navigate the school system, develop the confidence to serve as advocates for their children, and prepare for leadership roles in schools and the community.

2023 Bright Minds Grant recipients.

Bright Minds Grants Support Innovative Classroom Projects

Twenty-three HCPSS educators have been awarded grants by the Bright Minds Foundation, the school system’s education foundation. The grants, totaling more than $25,000, will be used to fund innovative instructional projects during the 2023-2024 school year.

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GPHS Students Plant Trees Through County’s “Students Branching Out” Program

Guilford Park High School students teamed up with staff from Howard County’s Department of Recreation and Parks, the Howard County Office of Community Sustainability, Howard EcoWorks, and the Howard County Conservancy to plant 100 trees around the softball field on the GPHS campus. The project is part of the county’s Students Branching Out program, which engages Howard County students in local tree planting efforts.


HCPSS Mathematics Specialist Begins Year-Long Fellowship on Capitol Hill

Lake Elkhorn Middle School mathematics specialist Stacie Marvin is one of 16 K–12 STEM teachers nationwide to be named as a 2023–2024 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. Through her fellowship, Marvin will serve as an education policy advisor to Representative David Trone (MD-06) and engage in professional development to enhance her work in the classroom.