The Harford County Public Schools Partnership Network offers opportunities for teachers, businesses, and community agencies to build partnerships that will enhance students’ experiences and build bridges of understanding and positive working relationships between the business and education community.
The HCPS Partnership Network is designed as an on-going process in which businesses/organizations provide services to the selected school(s), or the school(s) provide services to the businesses/ organizations. The partnerships share a common goal and commit to working together in a positive relationship. Each partnership is unique and includes a high standard of collaboration. Therefore, the program is based solely on the needs and resources of the school and business/organization. Cost and time commitments also vary from partnership to partnership.
The Partnership Network continually addresses new partners, facilitates matches, and handles questions, concerns and organizational matters.
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Edgewood High School
Student testimonials - Diversity Literacy Fair:
Upon the "line-of-duty" deaths of two Sheriff’s Deputies in the fall of 2012, the
Sheriff’s Office received a call from Karen Ballard, Bel Air High School, who wanted
to involve her art students in creating a memorial to Harford County’s Fallen Heroes.
Members of the Sheriff’s Office and Karen Ballard are working together to create
two memorials; upon completion, one will be displayed in the headquarters building
of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and one will be displayed in the main lobby
of the Harford County Detention Center.
This has been a great opportunity for the Sheriff’s Office and for Bel Air’s art
students to create a lasting memorial for all Harford County citizens to share as
we remember those who made the supreme sacrifice to keep our County safe. I commend
Karen Ballard for presenting the concept and offering the services of her students.
The experience has been both moving and educational for the students and my personnel.
This partnership is a shining example of what makes Harford County a great place
to live and raise our children.
Sheriff Jesse Bane
Edgewood Middle School has had the great opportunity to receive the support of the
Southern Rotary Club of Harford County. Their support of our EMS University afterschool
intervention program demonstrates their belief in our approach to creating unique
and engaging learning experiences for students.
Patrice M. Brown, Principal
Edgewood Middle School
Patient First is proud to partner with Harford County Public Schools and grateful
to be able to support our community in this way. Sustaining our schools is essential
to ensuring a better quality of community life and our children’s success.
David Clark, Patient First, Community Relations Coordinator
Without partnerships with the STEM community it would not be possible for Science
and Mathematics Academy (SMA) students to complete senior research Capstone Projects.
Pairing students with mentors in the STEM community gives our students the unique
opportunity to conduct real-world research. Our STEM partnerships are vital to the
success of the SMA and help to better prepare our students for college.
Science and Mathematics Academy
Aberdeen High School