General Info for Parents


Regular daily attendance is expected and critical to a child's academic success. Parents' support of regular daily attendance is essential.

Parents are encouraged to notify the school on the day their child is absent. A note stating the reason for absence or lateness is required upon students' return, or the absence is automatically classified as unlawful until an approved note is provided. Students who were absent from school have the responsibility to request make-up work within two days of their return.

For details, please see Regulation 500-25.

Attendance Areas

Find out where your child will attend school here.

Back to School

Check here after July 17, 2018 for information required to prepare for the first day of school.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Find out more about the FCPS policy on students bringing devices to school here.

College and Career Readiness

Apart from t he Maryland State Department of Education's graduation assessment requirements, Maryland law requires all students to take an assessment by the end of 11th grade to determine if they are "College and Career Ready." This section contains all our current information on College and Career Readiness.

Community Agency School Services (CASS)

Community Agency School Services (CASS) is a department within the Student Services Division of Frederick County Public Schools. CASS Social Workers promote school success by providing support services to students experiencing social, emotional or academic challenges. Learn more here.


The FCPS discipline philosophy is based on the goals of fostering, teaching and acknowledging positive behavior. For details, please see Regulation 400-8.


Find athletics, transportation, medication, bullying, and other commonly used forms here.

Graduation Requirements

Find information on graduation requirements and graduation dates here.

Grades & Report Cards

Information about grades, report cards and student promotion is located here.

Out of District Transfers

FCPS has recently updated Out of District Transfer policies and procedures. You can review the new information here.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

FCPS invites elementary and middle school parents to schedule a parent-teacher conference to talk with your child’s teachers, ask questions and share insights and concerns. Learn more about conference dates and other helpful information here.

Sign Language Interpreting Request Process

FCPS provides Sign Language Interpreting Services for those requiring it for school-related events. Find out more about the services, and how to request an interpreter here.

Special Education Parent Resources

FCPS has collected a wealth of resources for parents of children with special needs. Browse the Special Education Parent Resources here.

Testing Programs

Learn more about the tests and assessments FCPS uses, test dates and helpful resources here.

Title I

Title I is a grant program authorized through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The purpose of Title I is to provide supplemental resources to economically disadvantaged schools to support the achievement of its students. To learn more click here.

Youth Apprentice Program

Frederick County Public Schools was selected as one of two counties in Maryland to pilot the brand new first youth apprenticeship program in the state. Apprenticeship Maryland provides high school juniors and seniors with academic and occupational skills leading to both a high school diploma and a State Skill Certificate.

Youth Tobacco & Risk Behavior Survey

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s Youth Tobacco & Risk Behavior Survey (YT&RBS) was developed in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. Learn more about the survey and how it is administered here.