Business education is an essential component of secondary education. Educating students for and about business practices
and economic issues, developing skills necessary to use technology proficiently, acquiring knowledge to become
a wise consumer, and preparing individuals for post-secondary education and the workplace, are the goals
of the business education program. Each high school provides a comprehensive program of study in business
education. The Computer Information Systems (CIS) curriculum offers electives in computer literacy, programming
languages, software, and Internet applications. In addition, there are two pilot programs at Joppatowne High
school: The CISCO Networking Academy that presents how to design, build, and maintain computer networks and
the Computer Repair and Maintenance (CRAM) program presents how to install, maintain, troubleshoot, upgrade,
and repair computers. There are also a number of general business courses that prepare students for careers
in finance, management, accounting and legal studies. In addition, the Academy of Finance is a pilot program
at Edgewood High School. This is a rigorous program of academic and technical studies in the Finance Industry.
Students also participate in mentoring, job shadowing, and paid internship experiences.
Business Education offers a number of Advance Technology courses and the Applied Information Systems course satisfies one-half
of the required one credit in technology. In addition, there are a number of Certificate of Merit (CM) courses
for students seeking the CM diploma. Furthermore, many of the courses in business education are articulated
with Harford Community College, enabling students to earn college credit while in high school.
11/30/2022 3:01 PM
11/17/2022 12:59 PM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
If you are active military personnel, a civilian or federal employee working and/or living on federal property, your child has received or will receive a form to be completed and returned to school. If your child is not attending school in person, please find a blank form attached to this email. It is very important that we receive the completed form from you, as this is a means of funding that will impact your child’s school system. Persons working on federal property, please be sure to complete the box indicating the specific location of your employment. The forms should be returned to school with your child no later than Friday, November 11, 2022. Blank forms are also available on www.hcps.org on the Resources for Parents page under ‘Forms and Documents.’ Please contact your school if you have any questions.
11/1/2022 8:00 AM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022:
Maryland legislation now requires notification of parent/guardians when a student meal account balance becomes low.
This is to notify you that parents and guardians will soon begin to receive monthly automated communications via phone and email when your student’s meal account reaches $2.60. Notification at this amount will ensure you’re aware you have funds remaining for approximately one meal.
Students without funds on their account will still receive a meal that is charged to their account but will not be able to purchase any snack items, even with cash. Consequently, families with a balance LESS THAN $0 will receive a weekly call notifying that your account balance needs to be paid.
We encourage families to login to your MySchoolBucks account and set your own balance reminders above $2.60 to avoid receiving the monthly or weekly notices. Please note, if you opt out of the balance alerts when they begin, you will be opting yourself out of receiving all HCPS outreach communications.
Federal waivers allowing universally free school meals ended June 30, 2022 – students who do not qualify for meal benefits or whose applications for meal benefits from previous years expired must pay $2.50 for lunch in elementary schools or $2.60 for lunch in secondary schools. The online meal benefit application is available at www.hcpsmenus.com.
If you are unsure of your MySchoolBucks account or balance information, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 410-638-4078 for assistance.
10/27/2022 12:38 PM
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