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HCPSS Announces Class of 2021 Graduation Window

Howard County Public School System has confirmed the window for the 2021 high school graduations as Monday, May 24-Friday, May 28, 2021 and Tuesday, June 1-Friday, June 11, 2021.

Supporting Spanish-Speaking Families Who Have Children with Disabilities, Jan. 31, 2021/Apoyando a las Familias de Habla Hispana que Tienen Niños con Discapacidades, 31 de enero de 2021

Come learn how to help your child with virtual learning in a workshop conducted in Spanish. This workshop will focus on using Google Meet and Canvas.
Venga a aprender cómo ayudarle a su niño/a con el aprendizaje virtual. Este taller se enfocará en el uso de Google Meet y Canvas.

HCPSS/TCOE Virtual Community Academy: Dating Abuse – Tools for Talking with Teens, Jan. 30, 2021

Participants will take part in an engaging and informative session, exploring the dynamics of dating abuse and how to converse with teens.

Proposed HCPSS Instructional Materials Available for Review, January 4-22, 2021

Several instructional materials recommended for use for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Grade 6-8 courses will be available for review from January 4-22, 2021. The materials may be viewed by appointment only, at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, or by requesting online access.

High School 2021-2022 Course Registration Extended to January 18, 2021

Course selection will open Monday, December 21, 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Current 8th-11th grade students and their parents/guardians may view their teachers’ course recommendations and submit their course placement requests through HCPSS Connect. Course requests and alternates should be submitted by Friday, January 15, 2021.

Community Advisory Council 2020-2021 Meetings

Community Advisory Council (CAC) general membership meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The CAC serves as a liaison between the Howard County Board of Education and the community at large, and meets monthly during the school year.

Environmental Forum: Virtual Discussion Series for Middle and High School Students , December 2020-January 2021

HCPSS middle and high school students are invited to participate in a free weekly discussion series on environmental topics, offered in partnership with the Howard County Conservancy. Each week, participants will hear from an expert on an environmental topic, then join in a discussion on how the topic relates to our everyday life, both at home and in our community.

HoCo.Convo – Youth in Conversation Meetings

HoCo.Convo – Youth in Conversation is open to all Howard County high school students who want to “talk about what matters to you.” Virtual meetings are held via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 5–6:15 p.m., beginning October 14, 2020.

HCPSS & The Council of Elders 2020-2021 Virtual Community Academy Workshops

The Council of Elders and the Howard County Public School System have partnered to sponsor the 2020-2021 virtual parent workshop series with programs October 17, December 5, January 30 and March 13.