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About QACPS

Welcome to Queen Anne’s County Public Schools!

Overview & Contacts

Mission

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, in partnership with families and community members, fosters a learning environment to educate and empower students academically, socially, and emotionally to prepare them for career, college, and life success.

Vision

All students will graduate with the skills necessary to pursue their professional pathway and be empathetic contributors to society.

Core Values

  • Students’ lifelong success is achieved by providing access to engaging and challenging curricula.
  • Well-rounded students thrive when provided a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Students learn best when afforded access to physical, social, and emotional support.
  • Students’ investment in their learning is increased with a highly-qualified and diverse staff that have different backgrounds and experiences.
  • Students’ growth and achievement is built upon family engagement and community partnerships that enrich the educational experience.

Key Contacts

Queen Anne’s County Board of Education
202 Chesterfield Avenue
Centreville, MD 21617
410-758-2403 | 1-800-336-7775
Fax: 410-758-8200
Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Office of Superintendent
410-758-2403 Ext. 126

Curriculum and Instruction
410-758-2403 Ext. 120

Human Resources
410-758-2403 Ext. 118

Operations Department
410-758-2403 Ext. 140

Transportation Department
410-758-2403 Ext. 141

Food Services
410-758-2403 Ext. 145

Public Information
410-758-2403 Ext. 198
offpub@qacps.org

Finance Department
410-758-2403 Ext. 228

Webmaster
410-758-2403 Ext. 198
offpub@qacps.org

Our Schools

QACPS educates approximately 7,300 students in 15 thriving and successful schools: 8 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 1 alternative education program.

Elementary Schools

Bayside Elementary School
Grades 3 – 5
301 Church Street
Stevensville, MD 21666
410-643-6181

Arrival Time: 8:55 AM
Start Time: 9:15 AM
End Time: 3:45 PM

Centreville Elementary School
Grades Pre-K – 2
213 Homewood Avenue
Centreville, MD 21617
410-758-1320

Arrival Time: 8:35 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Pre-K AM Departure: 11:30 AM
Pre-K PM Arrival: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM

Church Hill Elementary School
Grades Pre-K – 4
613 Main Street
Church Hill, MD 21623
410-556-6681

Arrival Time: 8:40 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Pre-K AM Departure: 11:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM

Grasonville Elementary School
Grades Pre-K – 5
5435 Main Street
Grasonville, MD 21638
410-827-8070

Arrival Time: 8:55 AM
Start Time: 9:15 AM
Pre-K AM Departure: 11:45 AM
Pre-K PM Arrival: 1:15 PM
End Time: 3:45 PM

Kennard Elementary School
Grades 3 – 5
420 Little Kidwell Avenue
Centreville, MD 21617
410-758-1166

Arrival Time: 8:35 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM

Kent Island Elementary School
Grades Pre-K – 2
110 Elementary Way
Stevensville, MD 21666
410-643-2392

Arrival Time: 8:55 AM
Start Time: 9:15 AM
Pre-K AM Departure: 11:45 AM
Pre-K PM Arrival: 1:15 PM
End Time: 3:45 PM

Matapeake Elementary School
Grades Pre-K – 5
651 Romancoke Road
Stevensville, MD 21666
410-643-3105

Arrival Time: 8:55 AM
Start Time: 9:15 AM
Pre-K AM Departure: 11:45 AM
End Time: 3:45 PM

Sudlersville Elementary School
Grades Pre-K – 4
300 South Church Street
Sudlersville, MD 21668
410-438-3164

Arrival Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 7:45 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM

Middle Schools

Centreville Middle School
Grades 6 – 8
231 Ruthsburg Road
Centreville, MD 21617
410-758-0883

Arrival Time: 8:35 AM
Start Time: 8:50 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM

Matapeake Middle School
Grades 6 – 8
671 Romancoke Road
Stevensville, MD 21666
410-643-7330

Arrival Time: 7:45 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 2:40 PM

Stevensville Middle School
Grades 6 – 8
610 Main Street
Stevensville, MD 21666
410-643-3194

Arrival Time: 7:35 AM
Start Time: 7:40 AM
End Time: 2:31 PM

Sudlersville Middle School
Grades 5 – 8
600 Charles Street
Sudlersville, MD 21668
410-438-3151

Arrival Time: 7:20 AM
Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 2:33 PM

High Schools

Kent Island 9th Grade Annex
Grade 9
671 Romancoke Road
Stevensville, MD 21666
410-643-7172

Arrival Time: 7:35 AM
Start Time: 7:45 AM
End Time: 2:12 PM

Kent Island High School
Grades 10 – 12
900 Love Point Road
Stevensville, MD 21666

Arrival Time: 7:45 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM

Queen Anne’s County High School
Grades 9 – 12
125 Ruthsburg Road
Centreville, MD 21617
410-758-0500

Arrival Time: 7:25 AM
Start Time: 7:35 AM
End Time: 2:20 PM

ARISE Academy

ARISE Academy is an alternative education program.

School Calendar

The QACPS School Calendar is formally adopted each year and includes planned school closures, early dismissal days, and other key dates. 

Strategic Plans

QACPS engages in long-term strategic planning to ensure we continue to fulfill our mission as a high-performing public school system. You may review our current strategic plans below.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated Strategic Plan

Comprehensive Maintenance Plan

Educational Facilities Plan

Five-Year Goals and District Progress Indicators

Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future is legislation that was passed in 2021 that is bringing comprehensive changes to public schools.  Statewide, education funding is being increased by $3.8 billion each year over the next decade.  From MSDE, “The Blueprint will enrich student experiences, accelerate student outcomes and improve the overall quality of education in Maryland’s public schools.”  The Blueprint is divided into the following five policy areas, or pillars: Early Childhood Education, High-Quality and Diverse Teachers and Leaders, College and Career Readiness Pathways (Including Career and Technical Education), More Resources to Ensure All Students are Successful, and Governance and Accountability.  Dr. Kibler, along with the Blueprint Advisory Work Group, are overseeing the implementation of the Blueprint in Queen Anne’s County.

What groups make up the Blueprint Advisory Committee?
When does this committee meet?
Introduction to Blueprint for Maryland’s Future – presented at the November 17, 2021 BOE meeting
Update on the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future – presented at the March 16, 2022 BOE meeting


As required by the Blueprint, Dr. Matthew Kibler has been named the Blueprint Implementation Coordinator for QACPS. His contact information is below.

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Matthew Kibler, Ed.D.
Director of Accountability and Implementation
matthew.kibler@qacps.org
410-758-2403 ext. 166

Policies & Regulations

The Board of Education of Queen Anne’s County, with the advice of the Superintendent, sets goals and expectations for the instructional program and management of the schools through the development, revision, and adoption of policies. The policies adopted by the Board will be based upon the educational mission of the school system, Board member’s views and opinions, staff analysis and input, and public advice and comment. Public comment should be emailed to kari.denis@qacps.org

600 Instruction

601  Additional Course Opportunities 

602  Advanced Placement Programs

603  Personal Electronic Device

603.1  Personal Electronic Device Regulation

604  Citizenship Education

605  Class Size

606  Community Resource Person

607  Comprehensive Curriculum Management Policy

608  Comprehensive Teacher Induction Program

609  County Owned Textbooks and Materials

610  Course Fee

611  Courses and Workshops

612  Curricular Expenses for Student

613  Curriculum Adoption

614  Discard County Owned Books and Materials

615  Display and Distribution of Information and Announcements

616  Gifted & Talented Identification and Instruction

616.1  Gifted & Talented Identification and Instruction Regulation

617  Elementary Grading Policy

618  Field Trips

619  Graduation Exercises

620  Materials of Instruction

620.1  Materials of Instruction Regulation

622  Homework

623  Media Materials Selection Guidelines

624  Middle School Grading Policy

624.1  MS Grading Regulation

625  Mobile Learning Devices

626  New Teacher Program Requirements

627  Obtaining Band Instruments

628  Overnight Trips Policy

629  High School Grading and Reporting

629.1  High School Grading and Reporting Regulation

630  Parent Conferences

631  Political Campaign Materials

632  Promotion and Retention of Students

632.1  Promotion and Retention Regulation

633  Reporting Student Progress

634  Required Courses for Graduation

635  Selling to Children and Parents

636  Service Animals in Schools

637  Staff Gifts and Solicitation

638  Student Behavior Interventions

638.1  Student Behavior Interventions Regulation

639  Student Contests

640  Student Nutrition, Health and Wellness

640.1  Student Nutrition, Health and Wellness Regulation

641  Suspension and Expulsion Handicapped

642  Test Administration and Dissemination of Test Data Policy

644  Use of Telephone

646  Education of Students with Disabilities

646.1 Education of Students with Disabilities Regulation

647  School Year Calendar

647.1  School Year Calendar Regulation

648  Education Equity648.1 Education Equity Regulation

Parent-Student Handbook

The QACPS Parent-Student Handbook provides families and caregivers with important information. Answers to many common questions can be found within the Handbook.

Non-Discrimination (Title IX) Notice

In accordance with state and federal laws, and the policies of the Board of Education, QACPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, disability, genetics, ancestry/national origin, marital status, sex or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing educational programs and service, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. QACPS operates equal opportunity and affirmative action programs for students and staff. The Board of Education of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Employee inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as gender equity, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination should be directed to Dr. Michael Noel, Director of Human Resources, michael.noel@qacps.org or 410-758-2403 ext. 176. Student or parent inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as gender equity, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination should be directed to Matt Evans, Director of Student Services, starke.evans@qacps.org or 410-758-2403 ext. 154. Inquiries regarding ADA and Section 504 should be directed to Joeleen Smith, Supervisor of Special Education, joeleen.smith@qacps.org or 410-758-2403 ext. 131. Inquiries regarding Title II should be directed to Dr. Michael Noel, Director of Human Resources, michael.noel@qacs.org or 410-758-2403 ext. 176. If you believe this website is inaccessible, please contact Lanette Power-Waters, QACPS Communications Specialist, lanette.power-waters@qacps.org or 410-758-2403 ext 198.

Inquiries may also be addressed in writing to the appropriate office at Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, 202 Chesterfield Ave, Centreville, Maryland 21617.

External Agencies

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1-800-669-4000
1-800-669-6820 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)
1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)

Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR)
410.767.8600 (Español-marque el 2)
1.800.637.6247
Maryland Relay 7-1-1

U.S. Department of Education (OCR)
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202
(202) 401-2000
1-800-872-5327
Fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339

Title I Information

QACPS operates Title I programs in four schools: Church Hill Elementary, Grasonville Elementary, Sudlersville Elementary, and Sudlersville Middle. Our programs are designed to support state and local reform efforts tied to challenging state academic standards, in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for all students.