The new George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, in Towson, shown last month while construction was being completed, will open on Monday for the first day of classes, starting with an assembly featuring new Superintendent S. Dallas Dance and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. (Photo courtesy Baltimore County / July 19, 2012)

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance will start the new school year bright and early in Towson, gathering at the new George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology at 7:15 a.m. to greet students.

Dance and Kamenetz will participate in a school assembly at the new Carver Center for Arts and Technology, which has been built next to the former Carver on the school campus in the 900 block of York Road.

Principal Karen Steele will host the assembly beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The school hosted several preview events for students over the past week. The school's formal Back-to-School night is scheduled for Sept. 6, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

As the school year opens on Monday morning, BCPS officials said the system will greet an expected 107,000 students in 174 schools, centers and programs.

"Team BCPS is ready," said Dance, who took over the superintendent position in June, and has spent much of the past week visiting schools and meeting with teachers. "Along with all of our team, I'm looking forward to working with parents, teachers, students, and every school community to get the school year off to a wonderful start."

The day will include members of the Baltimore County Board of Education, together Kamenetz and Dance, visiting eight schools on the first day of classes.

The final stop will bring them back to the Carver campus — they'll visit Stoneleigh Elementary, which has taken over the former Carver building for a year while it undergoes an addition and renovation project.