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Registration Opens Sept. 25 for Parent Academy Workshops

The MCPS Parent Academy is kicking off its fall season on Sept. 26. Parents and members of the community are invited to participate in these free workshops that provide information, resources, tools and tips to support your child’s success in school. Don’t miss this season of workshops, which will be offered on a range of topics, including college and career planning, mental health, cybersafety and social media, active parenting and positive communication.

Parent Academy workshops are free. Childcare and interpretation services are provided upon request. A full list of courses will be posted on the Parent Academy website.

Parent Academy


Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the history, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose lineage is from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central or South America. Hear thoughts and quotes from Hispanic MCPS teachers, staff and administrators about what it means for them to be a role model for our students.

Hispanic Heritage

Race and Equity Bill

Preview Nights Set to Explain High School Programming Options

MCPS has developed a long-range strategic plan for high school programming. The plan will be implemented in phases over the next six years, with new programs available to Grade 9 students in fall 2020. MCPS will host four preview nights to discuss high school programming options with students and their families. The preview nights will be held:
-Sept. 19, at Richard Montgomery High School
-Sept. 25, at Watkins Mill High School
-Sept. 26, at John F. Kennedy High School (Parents and students who attend this preview night will also receive information on the Downcounty Consortium Choice process.)
-Oct. 2, at James Hubert Blake High School (Parents and students who attend this preview night will also receive information on the Northeast Consortium Choice process.)

Preview Nights

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Schools at a Glance

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MCPS Strategic Plan

This Strategic Plan represents our continued commitment to the five core values that define what it means to be an exceptional school system: Learning, Relationships, Respect, Excellence and Equity.

MCPS Strategic Plan