The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has partnered with the Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County (CAPA) to encourage collaboration, communication and mutual understanding among HCPSS staff, students and families with Chinese background.

The agreement calls for CAPA representatives to collaborate with the HCPSS International Student and Family Services Office to offer an International Parent Leadership Program for Chinese families. CAPA will offer parent-friendly panel discussions to help Chinese families new to Howard County learn about the variety of HCPSS offerings available for students and parents. Topics will include dual enrollment, Gifted and Talented programs, managing school transitions and college readiness.

CAPA members will also collaborate with school staff to support school celebrations and international nights, provide information about Chinese food history, and participate as classroom speakers to share Chinese culture and experiences as immigrants.