Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


Distance learning for all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students begins Friday, April 3. The system is using two different methods to deliver instruction – paper-based packets with lesson plans focused on reading, math, science and social studies for elementary school students, and online content through the Apex Learning program for all middle and high school students. All distance learning lessons and activities are reviewed by CCPS content specialists. Distance learning materials completed after April 3 for all students will count toward fourth-quarter grades. CCPS is waiting for direction from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for grading guidance. Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is hosting a virtual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 through WebEx. The public can watch the meeting at https://ccboe.webex.com/ccboe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3831ee46db511c73f541c375c50322e7.  The agenda is as follows and is subject to change. Call to order – 1:30 p.m. Agenda – Discussion of 2019-2020 school calendar Adjournment About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) are evaluating ways to provide instructional time for students. Per Maryland law, CCPS is required to provide 180 days of instructional time for students. Due to the school closure in place by Governor Hogan and the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, schools are closed for students through April 24. Any waiver to the 180-day requirement would be determined by the Maryland State Board of Education. The Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency does not automatically mean that instructional requirement of 180-days is waived. CCPS has developed Read more…


The application process begins today for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) prekindergarten program for the 2020-21 school year. Students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 to be eligible for prekindergarten. Admission is based on criteria and guidelines set by the Maryland State Department of Education and is not guaranteed. Due to the school closure mandate in place, CCPS is currently closed through April 24. During the closure, all prekindergarten applications for new families, as well as current CCPS families, must be completed through the online registration system. The system is available at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/online-registration. CCPS staff are monitoring Read more…


Registration begins online today for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students entering kindergarten at the start of the 2020-21 school year. State law requires students entering kindergarten to be 5 years old by Sept. 1 in the school year in which the child is registered. Parents can find out what school their child is zoned to attend by entering their home address in School Locator, a mapping system available at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/school-locator. Due to the school closure mandate in place, CCPS is currently closed through April 24. All kindergarten registrations for new families, as well as current CCPS families, must be Read more…


Effective Tuesday, March 31, staff at the 11 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) meal distribution sites can provide parents food without their child being present. However, the pick-up person must be a child’s parent or guardian. Parents/guardians must show staff their child’s CCPS student identification (ID) badge or report card copy showing their student ID number. Parents with children not yet enrolled in school should attempt to bring some type of age verification to show to site staff, such as a copy of a birth certificate. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires CCPS to abide by specific regulations, Read more…


The College Board last week announced a change to the 2019-20 Advanced Placement (AP) testing season in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to nationwide school closures, the College Board is offering students access to remote-learning activities and the option to take a 45-minute exam online. According to the College Board, students who are already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge. The College Board will provide two dates for each AP subject exam – the dates will be announced by April 3 through the College Board. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will also publish the Read more…


To limit the possible spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is moving to a modified telework schedule through March 27 for eligible support staff. Some 12-month employees will be required to report to work on site to conduct business operations. Supervisors and principals will notify those employees and ensure workspaces meet social distancing guidelines. All employees should continue to monitor their CCPS email for updates on their work schedule and the school system’s operating status. The CCPS Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building switchboard, 301-932-6610 and 301-870-3814, is closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20. The Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has support resources available for students, parents and staff about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Resources on how to speak with children about COVID-19 are posted on the CCPS website at ccboe.com. The website includes fact sheets from the National Association of School Psychologists, resources for families of English Language Learners (ELL) and tips from the Child Mind Institute. Resources are posted here on the CCPS website. CCPS school psychologists are available for parents/guardians who have concerns about their children’s social, emotional and behavioral development. Call 240-776-5802 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning Read more…


The College Board has canceled the May 2 SAT administration at Westlake High School. The March 28 make-up date has also been canceled. The exam cancellations are a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The April 4 ACT exam was canceled. The next ACT exam test date is Saturday, June 13. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days with instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. Students with a canceled March SAT test date or were registered for the May 2 SAT Read more…

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