The school counseling program's primary goal is to assist all students in reaching their
academic potential by removing
barriers to learning and preventatively assisting students in acquiring life
As an integral component in the education system, school counselors provide a developmental,
comprehensive and continuous
program of services from pre-kindergarten through high school targeting the
academic, career and personal / social development of all students.
Counseling, consultation, coordination, collaboration, guidance curriculum,
and program evaluation are the main delivery methods in a successful school
counseling program. School counseling achieves maximum effectiveness through
the support and collaboration of parents, teachers, administrators, and community
The Harford County Public School Counselor Program:
Harford County Public Schools (“HCPS”) reserves the right to delete or refuse to set forth
with the educational mission of HCPS.
HCPS does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, correctness, or completeness of any
contained in or on this
HCPS specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability for the following.
School Counselors: preventatively offer school-wide resources such as classroom
lessons to support the personal/social development of all students and provide short-term individual
and group counseling that addresses specific concerns.
Your School's Family Connection URL
We are pleased to be able to offer Family Connection by Naviance, a web-based
college and career research tool that allows students and parents/guardians
In addition, this innovative program offers assistance with the college
process and allows counselors and parents to securely access important
student information in helping students with their long-term plans.
Through self-discovery and collaboration with parents, teachers and school
sounselors, Family Connection helps students be better prepared for attending
college and planning for their future career.
Both parents and students are able to access Family Connection. Students will
have a registration code given to them by their counselor. Note that you
and your child will each receive different registration codes, and that each
code may be used only once. Parents can obtain their registration code by
contacting their school counseling office. Once you have your registration
code, visit the Family Connection site, select the school your student attends
Naviance for Middle Schools
The Office of School Counseling is pleased to implement Naviance at the Middle
Level. Naviance is a college and career planning
resource that is available to students in Harford County Public Schools beginning
in the 6th grade. This program is a great tool to help students plan their
educational path. While using Naviance, students can complete inventories
that will help define their strengths and interests. Within Naviance, your
student will begin to participate in activities such as Goal Setting, Career
Exploration, Course Planning, and High School Readiness. Each Middle School
student will receive a personal access code from their School Counselor.
As a part of Naviance, we would like to provide information on Family Connection, a
service designed especially for students
and families. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you and your
child can use to help make plans about courses, colleges, and careers. Family
Connection is linked with Naviance Succeed™, a service that we use in our
school counseling departments to track and analyze data about college and
career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to your
Family Connection will allow you and your child to:
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11/17/2022 12:59 PM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
If you are active military personnel, a civilian or federal employee working and/or living on federal property, your child has received or will receive a form to be completed and returned to school. If your child is not attending school in person, please find a blank form attached to this email. It is very important that we receive the completed form from you, as this is a means of funding that will impact your child’s school system. Persons working on federal property, please be sure to complete the box indicating the specific location of your employment. The forms should be returned to school with your child no later than Friday, November 11, 2022. Blank forms are also available on www.hcps.org on the Resources for Parents page under ‘Forms and Documents.’ Please contact your school if you have any questions.
11/1/2022 8:00 AM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022:
Maryland legislation now requires notification of parent/guardians when a student meal account balance becomes low.
This is to notify you that parents and guardians will soon begin to receive monthly automated communications via phone and email when your student’s meal account reaches $2.60. Notification at this amount will ensure you’re aware you have funds remaining for approximately one meal.
Students without funds on their account will still receive a meal that is charged to their account but will not be able to purchase any snack items, even with cash. Consequently, families with a balance LESS THAN $0 will receive a weekly call notifying that your account balance needs to be paid.
We encourage families to login to your MySchoolBucks account and set your own balance reminders above $2.60 to avoid receiving the monthly or weekly notices. Please note, if you opt out of the balance alerts when they begin, you will be opting yourself out of receiving all HCPS outreach communications.
Federal waivers allowing universally free school meals ended June 30, 2022 – students who do not qualify for meal benefits or whose applications for meal benefits from previous years expired must pay $2.50 for lunch in elementary schools or $2.60 for lunch in secondary schools. The online meal benefit application is available at www.hcpsmenus.com.
If you are unsure of your MySchoolBucks account or balance information, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 410-638-4078 for assistance.
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