Free and Reduced Meals Program

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 8:23am

HCPSS understands that the coronavirus pandemic is causing a lot of hardship for many of our friends and neighbors. Many HCPSS families have been impacted financially by the pandemic, and may be eligible now to receive benefits through the Free and Reduced Price Meals (FARMs) program. Qualifying families can take advantage of a wide range of additional resources and discounts, including testing fees, tuition, internet and more. Click here to learn more or to apply.


If you did not know, participation in the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program qualifies students for the following opportunities:

  • Access to HCPSS Pre-K program.
  • Free registration fees for SAT and SAT I subject tests
  • Free registration for ACT tests
  • Reduced AP exam registration fees.
  • Up to four free college applications
  • Reduced tuition for HCPSS Summer Programs (High School, G/T Summer Institute, CTE, Summer Institute)
  • Reduced tuition for HCPSS Innovative Pathways Program which offers an evening and summer program
  • Reduced tuition for HCPSS Digital Education Program which promotes anywhere, anytime learning
  • Free or reduced JumpStart tuition offered through our dual enrollment partnership with Howard Community College
  • Free access to participate in the Outdoor Education Program for 6th graders. Contact the sixth-grade team leader at your child’s school for more information.
  • Free registration for the NCAA Clearinghouse for DI or DII athletics
  • Discounted internet through Comcast Internet Essentials program