Articles for Vision 2018 – Goal 4: Organization

Personalized Pathways to Students’ Dreams

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Learn how CTE prepares Howard County students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers through rigorous and relevant instruction with like-minded peers, starting as early as middle school.

Preparing #LifeReady Students Through World Language

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The HCPSS World Language Program provides students with marketable skills and the cultural competency for college and careers.

Developing Financially Informed Global Citizens

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Financial literacy is integrated into a variety of courses throughout a student’s academic career, so Howard County graduates are prepared for responsible living in a global economy.

Cultivating Computational Thinking

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HCPSS is helping solve a major statewide challenge: preparing more students with computing and problem-solving skills for in-demand career fields.

High-Value Testing Results in Real Progress

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HCPSS students take a limited number of assessments that assist in tailoring instruction, improving the instructional program and identifying students ready for more challenging work.

Accelerated to Achievement

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Learn about the Academic Access and Achievement Program, which supports a wide range of school-based acceleration and enrichment programs offered beyond the school day, week and year.

Ahead of the Sports Safety Curve

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HCPSS is the first school system in Maryland and one of the first in the country to offer a state-of-the-art sports concussion management and education program that includes Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT), especially as an eligibility requirement for contact sports.

School Sustainability Roundup

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Here’s a quick roundup of the many ways HCPSS supports well-being by providing safe and sustainable educational spaces.

Moving Forward With Equity Efforts

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The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, a broad-based stakeholder committee, released a comprehensive plan to promote positive behavior, respect for all cultures and diversity throughout the school system.

Embracing Excellence with Equity

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A welcoming, inclusive school climate is essential for any vibrant learning community. That’s why the HCPSS is looking at new ways to further support diverse, equitable school and work environments.

Pioneering Green Building Practices for Healthy Learning Environments

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The new Wilde Lake Middle School, now approximately 80 percent ready, will be the first net zero school in Maryland and is positioned to be the most energy conscious and efficient school in the state.

Feed on This: A Few FY16 Food and Nutrition Services Facts

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Get caught up on Food and Nutrition Services updates, including its increase in meals served, new initiatives and meal program expansions.