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Summer Programs

Each summer the HCPSS presents a number of learning experiences and educational opportunities by offering a wide variety of programs and classes. These programs and classes are open to Howard County residents as well as out-of-county residents.

2017 Summer Classes and Camps Course Information

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Translated 2017 Summer Program Course Catalogs:

Translated Summer Program Previews:

Translated Registration Procedures:

For additional questions, please contact Alice Giles, 410-313-6627

Gifted and Talented – 2017 Summer Institutes for Talent Development

For additional questions, please contact LaDonna Norjen, 410-313-7005

Registration and Information – CSS High School

Registration is open from May 1 to May 15.

Classes which have closed will not reopen when registration opens again.

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  • Learn more about payment, withdrawals, and frequently asked questions.

Translated Comprehensive Summer School Snapshots:

If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Alice Giles in the Summer School office at 410-313-6627 or summer_school@hcpss.org.

Registration and Information – Summer Institute

Formerly known as BSAP and Comprehensive K-8 summer programs

Registration is open from May 1 to May 15.

  • Classes and wait lists which have closed will not reopen when registration opens again.
  • All courses for students Grades Kindergarten – 9 are at capacity. Some wait lists remain open.
  • World Language morning courses are available for students entering Grades 6 or 8.

Register

  • Learn more about payment, withdrawals, and frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Alice Giles in the Summer School office at 410-313-6627.

Gear up for 9th Grade

Please note: registration is only open for students who are recommended by their counselor for the course until May 15, 2017.

Career Academies Summer Programs

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If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Stephanie Discepolo, 410-313-7493

STARTALK: Chinese Language Summer Camp

Howard County Public School System’s STARTALK program invites rising 3rd graders – 8th graders to apply for the 2017 Chinese Language Camp.

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Howard County’s 2017 Startalk Chinese Language Camp offers a 3-week immersion program for rising 3rd-8th grade students interested in learning the language and the culture of China. The program will focus on the theme: “2017: A Chinese Odyssey” where students will build their proficiency of the Chinese language through the virtual travel of China. The students will be engaged in the journey in a fun and interactive learning environment.

The language instruction program will be complemented with cultural activities such as Chinese culture-themed arts and crafts, Martial Arts, field trips, computer activities, and cultural games. The focus for novice level students will be on speaking the language, while students at the intermediate level will also develop reading and writing skills.

  • Dates: June 26-July 14
  • Times: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Ducketts Lane Elementary, 6501 Ducketts Lane, Elkridge, Maryland 21075
  • Meals and transportation not provided

Registration fee: $50

Registration packet*

*Registration is mail-in only

Send registration to:

Office of World Languages
Howard County Public Schools
10910 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Registration packet is not complete until all forms and fees are returned.

Program contact: Norda A. Hodgson-Clopein – 410-313-7120 or hcstartalkdirector@gmail.com

MESA Biomedical Program

This program is now wait listed. There are currently no seats are available.

Program Information

The program will be held at Lake Elkhorn Middle School located at 6680 Cradlerock Way, Columbia MD 21045. The program dates are June 26 – July 07, 2017 and the hours are 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Tuition cost is $300.00 and includes lunch. A copy of the student’s immunization record is required and mandatory. The completed registration forms, the immunization record and the tuition payment should be mailed to:

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Howard County Public School System,
Community Outreach and Engagement, MESA Summer Program,
10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD, 21042
Attention: Dr. Diane Martin
  • Registration Form – can be used to register for MESA grades 9-12 programs only; Comprehensive Summer School High School and the Summer Institute must use the online registration forms or complete an on-site registration at the Homewood Center on specified dates.
  • Health Form – to be completed by non-HCPSS students and out-of-county residents only; must also submit immunization records.

Financial Information