OVERVIEW: Mandated to provide free and appropriate education to all Charles County children.
1) CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: Provides instruction for students of all abilities in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade programs. Offers Science,Technology, Industry and an Environmental Education Program.
2) ADULT EDUCATION: Offers continuing education courses, including GED preparation, adult basic education, external diploma program and a variety of non-credit classes. Both day and evening programs are held in schools throughout the county. Enrollees are asked to pay base fee and cost of materials. Call 301-645-8765.
3) SPECIAL EDUCATION: Provides appropriate education for children, from birth to age 21, who need special services due to cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities. Call 301-934-7587.
4) STUDENT SERVICES: Provides guidance counseling, health services, psychological services and assistance to students with significant problems in attendance, achievement or behavior. Call 301-934-7325.
5) FOOD SERVICES: Offers free or reduced fee breakfast and lunch programs to students who qualify. The income guidelines are set by the federal government and have been adopted across the state. Call 301-934-5573 or 301-934-5572.
6) HOMELESS CHILDREN: Parents who are homeless should contact their Homeless Education Liaison to assist their child in attaining proper support and education. Call 301-934-7210.
The school year will start on 8/31 with all virtual instruction. For elementary (including Pre-K), middle, and high school students, instruction will be 4 days a week for 6.5 hours. High school principals will notify families of device pick-up times and dates in mid-August. The technology office has ordered laptops for all middle school students, but CCPS has no firm delivery date as yet. Principals will notify families when pick-up is available. Student who received laptops at the end of the 2019-20 school year must return those devices before they will be issued new ones. CCPS will phase in elementary school device distribution on an as-needed basis. Requests will be accepted on AskCCPS starting in August. Please visit https://www.ccboe.com/ for more information about the re-opening process.
The standard school meals program begins the week of 8/31. Meal service will continue as curbside distribution at 17 locations. The program provides a meal bag to any student enrolled in CCPS. The meal bag includes a cold breakfast and lunch. Distribution is limited to one meal bag per child per day. Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals can receive a meal bag at no cost. Additionally, students who attend schools that offer free breakfast to all students during the school year through the Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA) program will have to pay for breakfast if they do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Parents will need to provide their child’s CCPS-issued student identification number in order to pick up a meal bag. To pick up a meal bag, parents must have their child’s student ID number to connect with the CCPS cafeteria system.More information, including locations, can be found at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/school-meals-program-ql.
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5980 Radio Station Road
Agency: Charles County Public Schools
Payment Description: None.
Intake and Eligibility: Open to Charles County students ages 5 to 21.