Frederick County offers high-quality, award-winning educational facilities and institutions who provide the business community with a highly-educated work force. Frederick County's labor force includes graduates from Frederick Community College, Hood College and Mount Saint Mary’s University and students enrolled in Frederick County Public Schools.
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick County is nationally recognized for its public education system and remains one of the region's leaders in virtually every measure of student achievement and educational attainment. Frederick County students consistently outpace the state and nation in SAT scores. Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) has been a recipient for many years of the US Department of Education's prestigious national Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Award and Maryland Public Schools rank first in the Nation for the 4th year in a row in 2011 by Education Week Magazine. Also in 2011, Michelle Shearer, an Urbana High School Teacher and FCPS employee, was named National Teacher of the Year.
Winter 2010 Frederick County Public School Statistics:
A comprehensive array of advanced education alternatives is offered by local colleges, including Hood College, Mount Saint Mary's University and Frederick Community College as well as by prestigious universities such as Johns Hopkins University and the 13 campuses of the University System of Maryland. Hood College in Frederick City is a private, four-year college offering 27 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate programs. In Emmitsburg, Mount Saint Mary's University is an undergraduate liberal arts college with graduate programs that include business and education. Frederick Community College, also in Frederick City, is a two-year college offering associate degrees in a variety of majors, including business, pre-engineering and nursing. More than 300,000 students are enrolled in approximately 65 accredited institutions of higher education in the Baltimore-Washington area.
The workforce development system in Frederick County works together to proactively promote and implement the needs of it's ever-changing workforce. Frederick Community College (FCC) has numerous partnerships and is capable of customizing various industries training needs. The Frederick County Business and Employment Center provides various levels of training, which range from seminars, hands on computerlabs to working with Frederick Community College and the customized training programs. Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development (DBED) provides reimbursements grants for the development and training of new employees in firms locating or expanding their workforce in Maryland. The newest workforce initiative in the area is the Frederick County Business Roundtable for Education, a 501c(3) that helps develop strong connections between classroom learning and the business community and promotes academic excellence.
Special Education Schools
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