Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


The College Board is piloting a new Advanced Placement (AP) exam registration process in Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) this school year. As part of the new process, any student enrolled in an AP class this year who is interested in taking the accompanying exam in May 2019 must register and pay for the exam by Nov. 15, 2018. At the start of the school year, all AP teachers will provide students with access codes to an online College Board account at https://myap.collegeboard.org/login. Students must first create a College Board account to link an access code from their teacher to Read more…


The 2018-19 school year officially begins Tuesday, Sept. 4 for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students in kindergarten through Grade 12. The school system expects to welcome more than 26,900 students this school year. Students in the three-year-old and prekindergarten programs start school on Tuesday, Sept. 11. See Something, Say Something campaign New this school year is the school system’s See Something, Say Something campaign. The focus of the campaign is the safety and security of students and staff. CCPS encourages students, parents, staff members and community members to report anything they feel threatens the safety of others. All reports Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) serves breakfast and lunch items for students at low costs for parents. Meal prices have been set for the 2018-19 school year, which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Breakfast is $1.25 and lunch is $2.65 for elementary school students. For middle and high school students, breakfast is $1.40 and lunch is $2.90. There were no increases in meal prices this school year. Some students may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. The school system uses guidelines established by the federal government to determine a student’s eligibility for reduced meal prices. The reduced price Read more…


Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill, along with other Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff, is hosting a school safety and security Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at St. Charles High School. The Town Hall begins at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium and is set to end at 8:30 p.m. CCPS staff members will address safety and security issues, recent changes to hiring practices, background checks for volunteers, technology, anonymous reporting and staff training. Following a brief presentation, staff will answer questions and take suggestions. The Town Hall will stream live on the school system website, ccboe.com, and viewers Read more…


In his role as Risk Manager for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), Glenn Belmore is the ultimate multi-tasker. Not only does he oversee water operations, building inspections and pest management programs, Belmore manages loss prevention, disaster response, fire safety and ADA compliance, and liability insurance for CCPS. These responsibilities are just a few that Belmore oversees on a daily basis for CCPS. He demonstrates a strong commitment to the school system and the work he manages for the Office of Safety and Risk Management. For his dedication to school safety and longtime commitment to CCPS, Belmore was honored last week Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting an information session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 22 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building for any Board of Education candidate seeking office in the November General Election. During the session, Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill and CCPS executive staff will provide candidates with an overview of the school system, as well as answer questions about education-related topics. The session will be held in the staff development room of the Starkey Building and is set to end at 8 p.m. The information session is intended for Board of Education candidates; however, Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring a bus hotline for parents to call with questions about school bus routes. Call 301-932-6655 to access the hotline. The hotline is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30-31, and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4-5. Parents can access bus route information for the 2018-19 school year after Aug. 17 through the School Locator feature available on the CCPS website, www.ccboe.com. School Locator is designed to allow the public to enter an address and see which three schools – elementary, middle and high – an address is zoned for. It also Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 12 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and rebroadcast throughout the week. Board meetings are streamed live on the school system website at www.ccboe.com. Select the live streaming image posted on the front page to access the meeting. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change. Executive session – 11 a.m.  Call to order Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting a summer school graduation ceremony at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Thomas Stone High School. A total of 31 students are expected to receive their Maryland High School Diploma during the ceremony. CCPS hosts a summer school graduation ceremony annually for seniors who are enrolled in the program and meet the requirements for their diploma. Visit http://www.ccboe.com/index.php/summer-school for more information on the CCPS summer school program. About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 26,900 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Read more…


The Charles County Department of Health is holding immunization clinics for children who need vaccines required to attend school. Maryland law requires students to have minimum immunization levels to attend school. Required vaccines depend on the age and grade level of the child and include DPT, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis B, Hib, Prevnar, Tdap and meningococcal. For the 2018-19 school year, all students in kindergarten, first-, second-, third- and fourth-grades are required to have two doses of the varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine. Students in seventh and eighth grades, as well as high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, must Read more…

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