Parent University

FACEtime Newsletter, Home Edition 9/27/2021

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Revised BCPS Graduation Requirements at-a-Glance

Click on the document below to see the new graduation requirements for students entering 9th grade during the 2021-2022 school year. In order to be awarded a diploma, a student shall be enrolled in Baltimore County Public Schools and shall have earned a minimum of 22.5 credits.


Students must also meet Maryland high school assessment requirements as established by the Maryland State Department of Education and complete 75 hours of pre-approved student service learning.


*Please note: page 2 of the document shows the graduation requirements for students entering 9th grade before 2021-2022.

BCPS Transition to High School

Helpful information for 8th graders and their families!

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New Episode of the Parent University Show

Parent University - S8 Show 1

BCPL Now Has Social Workers

To better meet the needs of Baltimore County residents who may be experiencing a variety of challenges, Baltimore County Public Library will have a social worker in several of its branches beginning October 1.


The social worker will aim to build relationships with those most vulnerable in the County and connect them with resources, such as:

  • Drug and alcohol abuse treatment
  • Food security benefits
  • Health care
  • Housing resources
  • Legal support
  • Social services


See the BCPL website for more information.

CCBC LEAP Program

Training, College, and Employment for Future

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Gilchrist Grief Support Workshop

Gilchrist is offering a Fall Grief Workshop for Kids on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Hereford Volunteer Fire Company

510 Monkton Rd, Monkton, MD 21111


Lunch and a tour of the fire house included!


Please call 443-849-8251, if you have any questions about the event. Flyer attached below.

Special Education Resource Center

The Special Education Resource Center (SERC) has released their Falll 2021 workshop schedule.


For more information or to join their newsletter list click here!

What is Parent University

Parent University is offered through the BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, which we affectionately call FACE! We provide tools and resources to BPCS families to support learning at home. In the past, before social-distancing, one of the ways we offered these resources was through in-person workshops hosted by community members and schools. We also have a large collection of online resources that are available as we navigate through this incredibly unique time in our lives. We hope you enjoy what we have to share.

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