About Calvert County Public Schools
Located 35 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and 55 miles south of
Baltimore, Calvert County is a scenic peninsula bordered on the east
by the Chesapeake Bay and on the west by the Patuxent River. The
county—Maryland’s smallest at 213 square miles—is home to over 90,000
The Calvert County Board of Education ensures
excellence in education for our students through meaningful
collaboration and engagement of all Calvert County Public Schools
stakeholders, including parents, students, staff and the community.
Calvert County Public Schools, the 13th largest among 24 school systems
in the state, consistently ranks among Maryland’s top districts based
on state assessments.
More information about Calvert County Public Schools is available in our District Profile.
- Achievement will increase and gaps in achievement will close for all students.
- All staff will be highly qualified, highly skilled and demonstrate effectiveness in daily practice.
- Policy, procedure, processes and budget
will be aligned to support teaching and learning, equity and diversity
and safe and orderly instructional environments.
- All staff will work collaboratively with families and the community to support high achievement for all students.
- Universal Design for Learning will be infused into daily instruction, ultimately increasing student engagement and learning through the implementation of the MCCRS.
- Research-based interventions will be
consistently implemented to fidelity with data driven decision making
utilized for the identification of students and on-going progress
monitoring to ensure high levels of student achievement.
- Teachers and other instructional staff will
facilitate the use of assistive technology for students with
disabilities in order to improve functional capabilities and maximize
access to the general curriculum aligned with the MCCRS.
- All employees will develop positive, and supportive relationships with students, parents, community and colleagues.
- All staff will participate in ongoing
professional development in Cultural Proficiency to build understanding
of cultural differences in order to reduce the achievement gap in all
- All teachers will be provided with
meaningful professional development to increase capacity in providing
daily instruction aligned with the MCCRS.
- All employees will comply with all federal,
state, and school system laws, regulations, policies, procedures,
- Technology will be integrated into
instruction to enhance student learning and ensuring all students exit
high school as technologically literate digital citizens.
- Implement strategic protocols to maximize the safety and security of students and staff.
Vision for the Calvert County Public Schools
The citizens of Calvert County understand our free society requires
educated and informed individuals who possess the skills needed to think
critically, act intelligently and work creatively on matters of
personal and common concern.
Public schools are essential for developing responsible
citizens, providing equality of opportunity, and improving the lives of
individuals and families.
Public schools increase the capacity of citizens to fully
participate in and contribute to the civic, economic, cultural and
social progress in our community, in our state, in our nation and in the
These are the aspirations for our schools, families and community:
- We have a school environment and culture that creates
enthusiasm for learning, where all students are challenged to embrace
the value of learning for its own sake.
- We reach out to ensure that our families and community have
access and open communication at every level of the educational system.
- We have teachers and staff who are empowered to:
- adapt to students’ individual needs;
- create improved and innovative learning environments; and
- require the highest standards of work and discipline
- We have students, teachers and staff who are:
- recognized for their dedication and excellence;
- respected and valued for their input and creativity; and
- tolerant and sensitive to ethnic, cultural and individual differences
- We have safe and orderly schools where we share accountability
among students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and
board members for academic excellence and consistently enforced
standards of conduct.
- We have partnerships with families, government, businesses,
faith based and community organizations to promote superior academic and
extra-curricular activities placing children first.
- We have mechanisms for honest and effective communication
among students, families, teachers, support staff, administrators and
- We have learning systems that integrate technology to achieve better instruction.
- We fully and creatively utilize facilities to support education, recreation and community activities.
- We have an objective employment process that is aware of the need to hire highly qualified people of diverse backgrounds.
- We provide effective use of funding that is appropriate to
accommodate student growth, quality standards and equitable educational
- We have effective methods of ongoing evaluation of all aspects of the school system.
- We have schools that reflect the highest standards of work, discipline and values.
Standards, Practices, and Outcomes
- We have educational opportunities that are diverse, rigorous, challenging and fair.
- We aspire to standards of our students’ educational achievement that are second to none.
- We graduate responsible and productive citizens.