A Message From The Superintendent
Mr. James E. Richmond
Nearly 27,000 children will walk through our school doors this year to take advantage of the academic and extracurricular opportunities Charles County Public Schools offers.
We have many reasons to celebrate, including the announcement of nearly $52 million in scholarship offers to the Class of 2012. This year, students will feel added excitement and energy from our teachers and staff as we take our focus areas - academic achievement, personal responsibility and career readiness - to a higher level.
Charles County Public Schools is adopting the National Common Core State Standards in mathematics and reading/English Language Arts. The Common Core curriculum defines the essential skills and knowledge students need to know for college and career readiness. Common Core is our new foundation, and it has a focus on higher-order skills such as critical thinking, communication and problem solving.
Each year, the level of accomplishments by our students and staff rises, and I encourage you to follow the successes of our students and school system on our website at www.ccboe.com. I hope you will share our pride by showing support and involvement with our schools. Together we can achieve wonderful things, and your commitment to your children's education helps them excel.
This is my 47th opening in Charles County, and my last. I remain as proud of this school system, our students and staff as I was the day I walked into my first Charles County classroom in 1966. This is a great county and school system, and it has been an honor to serve here for my entire career.
All the best as we begin a new school year. I look forward to working with you and your children.