About Us


Founded in 1997, the 21st Century Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created to support the students and teachers of the Anne Arundel County Public School System (AACPS). Following a national trend, this was one of many public school foundations gaining momentum across the country as concerned citizens sought to make a difference in select areas of need within their local schools. 

In AACPS, the 21st Century Education Foundation is dedicated to helping prepare leaders to shape the future of a rapidly changing world. Working together with business and community leaders, we promote collaborative efforts to match the needs of the public schools of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and the resources of the surrounding businesses, industries, and communities.


Help us make Anne Arundel County's students and schools #AACPSAwesome!

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Share Your AACPS Story

"Mr. Collins sparked a passion to teach and made me think in ways I did not know I could."

~Jennie Merrill, AACPS Teacher & 2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalist,
Sharing her own AACPS Story


Is there a teacher in AACPS that inspired you or someone you know? Did you havea unique opportunity in one of our schools? Has AACPS made a positive impact in your life? We want to hear from you!

Click here to share your story with our Faces of AACPS campaign.



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