Kent County Public Schools (KCPS) is the smallest district in Maryland, serving approximately 2000 students. Our size allows delivery of personalized learning experiences to students at all levels. The following initiatives focused our efforts to become one of the best school districts in Maryland:
Professional Learning Communities is the process KCPS utilized to regain our focus on student achievement. A Professional Learning Community fosters collaborative school cultures that empower teachers to effectively utilize student data to inform teaching and learning. Our goal is to ensure every student receives rigorous and relevant instruction in every classroom, everyday.
High quality instructional materials and resources are provided to our teachers to achieve results. In 2013, KCPS adopted new math and reading textbooks for elementary schools. Additional funds were allocated in 2014, to purchase textbooks for secondary students. KCPS is committed to the purchase of rigorous instructional materials that challenge and prepare our students to become college and career ready.
A digital learning environment is available to our students at every level. A digital learning grant provided KCPS with substantial funding to purchase digital devices, software, and programming to enhance teaching and learning. Through our Discovery Education partnership, students access interactive digital media content and digital textbooks to inspire learning and bring the world into the classroom. In addition, our teachers are being trained to effectively use technology to actively engage students and personalize learning. We provide 1-1 devices to students in grades 1-10 and plan on purchasing additional devices every year until each student has their own device to use in the classroom.
The entire Kent County community has rallied behind our efforts to systematically improve student achievement at every level. Through the dedication of our staff, parents, and community, KCPS students will succeed academically!
Dr Karen M. Couch