The Harford County Public School System maintains a reasonably uniform system of education for
its youth, providing educational
experiences and opportunities designed to meet unique student needs. Curriculum in various skill
areas, in the academic disciplines, and in the arts is developed, implemented, evaluated and
revised on a systemwide basis so that each student receives a well-balanced, carefully
and appropriately diversified education.
Curriculum provides the organization and structure for that which is to be learned, so that the
instructional and assessment
practices of teachers facilitate student mastery of the essential learnings. In order for
to demonstrate the highest levels of mastery of the learnings established by the Harford County
Public School System, the curriculum must be designed, developed, and implemented with the
scope, focus, balance, and alignment so that effective direction is given to instructional and
Like all other successful school systems, the Harford County Public School System must
continually ensure through curriculum
that what is taught continues to reflect the very best knowledge and practice in all subject
areas. A strong, responsive curriculum conveys a powerful, positive vision connecting students
to the future. Students must be enabled, through curriculum, to envision that future and must
be prepared to successfully meet the challenges and issues, which will confront them.
The Harford County Public Schools Curriculum is comprised of the following Academic
The Harford County Public School System believes that student learning is facilitated when
instruction accommodates diversity
among students. The success of the school system relies on the collaborative efforts of all
system personnel. Instructional Support Programs provide the needed assistance to
teachers, instructional assistants and students.
Instructional Support Services are provided in the following areas:
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This is important information for families with students in first grade through twelfth grade.
For over 20 years, HCPS school counselors have administered needs assessments. The results of the assessment are used to determine how HCPS staff can provide more direct, and specific supports to our students. In the past, we have not sent a communication making families aware of the upcoming needs assessment, but we understand that some families would like to know more about how HCPS collects information to better support your student in school. We hope you will encourage your child to share their true thoughts and feelings as we look to provide as supportive and nurturing a school environment as possible for all students.
Students do not have to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment with the school counselor and can let their school counselor know if they do not want to participate. You may also send an email to your student’s school counselor to make them aware if you do not want your child to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment.
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The 2023-2024 HCPS School Year Operational Calendar was presented to the Board of Education at the September 19, 2022 Board Business meeting. The Board will accept feedback on the proposed calendar for 60 days. At the conclusion of the 60 days of public comment, the calendar committee will review feedback received, determine if adjustments are needed to the proposed calendar, then present a final draft of the calendar to the Board of Education in December for a vote. You can view the calendar presentation from the Board of Education meeting in its entirety here.
After reviewing the presentation, click here to review the proposed calendar and provide your support of the proposed calendar or your suggested edits.
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