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  • Maryland’s 2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Results Stay Consistent

    Maryland's 2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results show that the percentage of Maryland kindergartners demonstrating readiness stayed consistent while some individual school systems demonstrated increases from 1 to 12%.

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  • State High School Graduation Rate Remains Consistent

    The percentage of Maryland students receiving a high school diploma in four years remains consistently high, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education.

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  • State Superintendent Search: Maryland State Board of Education Seeks Input From Online Survey

    The Maryland State Board of Education has initiated its search for a new State Superintendent of Schools.

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  • Allegany High School First Venue in State Superintendent Search Community Forums

    The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has scheduled several regional forums to gather public input regarding the next State Superintendent.

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  • ACPS Adds Two Agricultural Science Electives to High School Programs of Study

    The Allegany County Public Schools 2020-2021 High School Programs of Study will include two new elective courses - Introduction to Agriculture and Natural Resources and Wildlife and Forest Management. Both are elective semester courses.

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  • Another High Mark for Maryland Students on Advanced Placement Success

    Maryland student success on the Advanced Placement (AP) remains steady, while high participation rates on the rigorous tests continue.

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  • ACPS Monitoring Spread of Coronavirus

    In coordination with the Allegany County Health Department (ACHD), Allegany County Public Schools (ACPS) continues to monitor the situation surrounding the spread of the coronavirus and any potential impact it may have locally.

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  • ACPS Staff, Equipment Instrumental in Life-Saving Event

    Paul Sagal is fortunate to be alive after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while watching his grandson compete at a sporting event at Mountain Ridge High School on January 14, 2020.

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  • Assistant Supervisor of Student Support Services/School Safety Leaves ACPS

    Matt Marlowe, Assistant Supervisor of Student Support Services and School Safety for Allegany County Public Schools, has accepted a position with Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

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  • Federal Funds Available to Serve Free Summer Meals to Children and Teens

    The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is seeking public and private nonprofit organizations to serve free, nutritious meals to children and teens this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program.

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  • ARC Accepting Applications for Summer Study Programs in Entrepreneurship and STEM for Region’s Middle and High School Students

    The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) began accepting applications for the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and for the ARC/ORNL Summer STEM Program in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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  • Mountain Ridge High School Student Selected as 2020 Student Page

    Mountain Ridge High School senior, Abigail Duncan, was selected to represent Allegany County as a Student Page during the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session held at the Maryland State House in Annapolis.

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  • Beall Elementary School Selected as an ESEA Distinguished School

    Beall Elementary School has been selected as the only school in the State of Maryland to be recognized as a National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished School.

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  • Fort Hill High School Next Generation Scholars Tour Western Maryland Health System for Career Inspiration

    On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 18 tenth graders from Fort Hill High School who participate in the Next Generation Scholars program toured Western Maryland Health System for career inspiration.

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  • Fort Hill Alumni Establishes Scholarship

    Fort Hill High School and the Fort Hill Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the establishment of a new scholarship, which will be called “The Oscar R. and Monna J. Goldsborough Scholarship.”

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  • Six Maryland Public Schools Named 2019-2020 State Blue Ribbon Honorees

    Cash Valley Elementary School was among six Maryland public schools today selected as 2019-2020 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools.

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  • Mountain Ridge Hosts NHS Induction Ceremony

    The Mountain Ridge High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held its induction ceremony for the 2019-2020 school year welcoming 70 new members to the organization.

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  • Dr. Edward Root Gets Sworn In as a School Board Member

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, he was sworn into office by Allegany County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Dawne Lindsey.

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  • 2019 Maryland School Report Card Released

    The 2019 Maryland School Report Card, released on December 3, 2019, provides an enhanced and comprehensive picture of school and school system performance, with new indicators about achievement among student groups, input from students and educators, and information about whether schools have improved since last year.

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  • ACPS Student-Designed Holiday Greeting Cards Available for Purchase

    New this year, the top finalists that granted express permission have their designs featured online for purchase at www.cafepress.com/acpsholidaycards.

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