CCPS launches bus portal for specialized route details, also includes regular route information

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) now offers families a second option to look up transportation information for students. Parents can use either the new portal or School Locator to search for their child’s transportation details.

The new portal requires users to enter their child’s six-digit student identification number and birth date to access transportation details. Parents can find their child’s student identification number in ParentVue, under their child’s name on the main login screen.

Additionally, the new system allows families of students with special needs transportation or eligible out-of-zone bus assignments to view their child’s transportation information. This includes students attending McDonough out-of-zone for either a career and technical education (CTE) program such as the Case or dance offering, or those in the Secondary Academy of International Languages (SAIL) program.

The CCPS Transportation Department is still finalizing bus routes for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents who check either information system and do not see bus details posted should call the bus hotline at 301-932-6655 for assistance. The hotline runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 26-27, and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30-31.

CCPS recommends parents check the transportation portals over the weekend to ensure no changes were made to their child’s bus details.

Click here to access the new portal 


school locator

Charles County Public Schools is using a new school bus routing system through VEO Transportation.  School locator allows the public to enter a Charles County address to see school attendance zones. The system also shows if an address is eligible for school bus transportation or falls within a walk zone. The locator features interactive school zone maps; users can search the maps to view an entire school zone area. The new base map is the same utilized by Charles County Emergency Services and includes new neighborhood developments.

If an address is not found in the system, click here to submit a Community Concern help request to the CCPS transportation department. 


North Point High School eligibility
If students live within the North Point High School zone, the locator will display North Point High as the only eligible high school and display a zoning map that shows just the North Point zone. If an address is anywhere in the county outside of the North Point zone, it will display two high schools: one that is the zoned school and North Point based on acceptance in a CTE program. When clicked, the North Point High School CTE eligibility map for those students will show the entire county except for the actual NPHS zone.

Somers/Stoddert Moratorium Zone
The area established by CCPS that includes the southern portion of St. Charles, wherein students are assigned to a middle school based on the finalization date of the home in which they reside. Any address falling in this moratorium zone will list two middle schools (Somers and Stoddert) and families must contact Transportation to determine eligibility based on the county permits for their individual homes. Click here to read more about the moratorium.

  • All homes built and finalized (Charles County Use & Occupancy permit) before or on July 15, 2016 are to attend Milton M. Somers Middle School.
  • All homes built and finalized on or after July 16, 2016 are to attend Benjamin Stoddert Middle School.  

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions.

The information provided concerning a school's attendance zone should be used for information purposes only. Charles County Public Schools reserves the right to assign a student to a different school than the one listed here as the zoned school. For more information about school assignments, please contact Student Services at 301-934-7326.

School Locator for the 2021-22 School Year