Harper's Choice Middle School is committed to meeting the needs of our diverse learning community. Our students bring with them a rich mixture of cultures and talents that contribute to a global school community.
Established in 1973, Harper's Choice Middle School has been serving the community for 40 years. Our staff, students, and community are proud of the rich history of HCMS and focused on continuing to prepare our students for participation in a diverse, challenging, and increasingly competitive global society.
HCMS students have access to a rigorous academic program including a variety of enrichment opportunities. Harper's Choice Middle was recently recognized as an X-STEM school. Other enrichment opportunities at HCMS include 3 Lego Robotics Teams, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and a number of athletic and academic intramural programs offered in the fall, winter, and spring. In addition to these offerings, students may participate in a multitude of GT seminars including HCTV, speech and debate, film making, and the green team. Students may also participate in out CATS (Cougar Academic Tracks for Success) after school program, a partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks. Our NCTAF (National Commission on Teaching and America's Future) partnership brings STEM enrichment activities to students in many curricular areas. In addition to our wide variety of academic activities, the HCMS staff, students, and community promote a safe and nurturing environment through our award-winning Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Program.
The success and stability of Harper's Choice is directly related to the competence of our staff and the involvement and support of our parents and community. The wide variety and number of opportunities for students at HCMS would not be possible without the active support of our very organized and well run PTA.
Harper’s Choice Middle School
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MSDE School Report Card
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With a focus on instruction as a birth-through-graduation continuum, Community Superintendents better position the school system to support students throughout their entire journey with HCPSS. View community superintendents by regional area.
Community Superintendent Area 1: Patrick Saunderson
Howard County public schools are divided into school clusters, which are assigned to individual Board members to facilitate school visitations, attend special events, and provide a point of contact for each school community. View all BOE school cluster assignments.
HCMS BOE Representative: Jennifer Mallo