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Innovative Pathways Program (IPP)

The Innovative Pathways Program (IPP) provides course offerings for students seeking course credit in support of individualized student goals centered around academic opportunity.

Evening School Program – (410) 313–7081
(Please note that the Evening School Phone Number is only available Tuesday – Thursday from 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm)

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Program Description

Evening Program (2019-2020)

The Evening Program offers full year classes that meet Face to Face 3 days a week, as well as single semester blended digital classes that meet Face to Face once a week.

Dates

  • Full Year (Face to Face and Credit Recovery): October 22, 2019 – May 21, 2020
  • Semester 1 (Blended Courses Only): October 22, 2019 – January 22, 2020
  • Semester 2 (Blended Courses Only): January 28, 2020 – April 22, 2020

Eligible Grade Levels

Current 9th – 12th grade students

Cost

  • Original Full Credit: $550
  • Original Full Two Credit: $700
  • Original Half Credit: $325
  • Credit Recovery: $50

Location

  • Homewood Center (Course Dependent)
  • Applications and Research Laboratory (Course Dependent)
  • Times

    • Period 1: 5:00-6:20 p.m.
    • Period 2: 6:25-7:45 p.m.

    Meeting Days

    • Blended Course Offerings
      • Blended Health (Semester 1 & 2): Tuesdays – 5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
      • Blended Lifetime Fitness (Semester 1 & 2): Tuesdays – 6:25 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
      • Blended Foundations of Tech (Semester 1 & 2): Wednesdays – 5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
      • Blended Exploring Computer Science Honors (Semester 2 only): Wednesdays, 6:25 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
    • Face to Face Course Offerings:
      • Credit Recovery: Tuesdays – Thursdays (time pending scheduled Evening Program Course Period)
      • Face to Face Full Credit Courses: Tuesdays – Thursdays (time pending scheduled Evening Program Course Period)

    Transportation

    Two bus stops available at The Mall in Columbia and Harper’s Choice Village Center.

    Summer Program (2019 – 2020)

    Information for the 2020 Summer Program will be updated and available in January, 2020.

    Registration Eligibility

    Rising 9th grade students are not eligible to take Health/Lifetime Fitness prior to 9th grade. Health and Lifetime Fitness course registration will remain available for all current high school students.

    Evening Program Registration

    Rising 9th through 12th grade students only are eligible to take courses within the Innovative Pathways Evening Program. Students may take multiple courses throughout the year depending on schedule and need.

    Registration for Fall

    Health and Lifetime Fitness are pre-selected as recommended courses for all rising 9th graders. Students are expected to complete Health and Lifetime Fitness in grade 9. Rising 9th grade students are no longer permitted to take Health and Lifetime Fitness over the summer and have it count towards high school graduation requirements.

    If a student would like to participate in another elective, in place of Health and Lifetime Fitness, a Course Placement Review form and an updated four-year plan must be completed with the middle school counselor. Health and Lifetime Fitness are recommended for completion by the end of grade 10 and should be reflected as such within the four-year plan. Options may include taking the course during grade 10 or through the Innovative Pathways Evening Program.

    Former Summer School Students

    For any student who previously participated and passed Health and Lifetime Fitness through the HCPSS summer program as a rising 9th grader: Transcript or credits earned toward graduation will not be affected by these changes to the program.

    Registration

    Registration for Innovative Pathways Program (Summer School and Evening Program)

    • Enrollment in course sections is limited. Current high school students will be placed in courses according to student grade and the order in which their requests are submitted. Priority will apply to students who need classes to graduate in May or August pending need and/or situation. Enrollment status will be communicated as soon as possible following each registration window.

    Online Registration

    Online registration requests are submitted through the Synergy Parent Portal at the HCPSS Connect web page.

    Summer School

    Registration for 2020 Summer School will open in the spring of 2020.

    Evening Program

    Course registrations will be available continuously until registration closes on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

    All Innovative Pathways Registrations

    Until course sections are filled any student not placed in a course will be automatically added to applicable course wait lists. When making course requests, you may request multiple courses which occur at the same time. However, you can only be enrolled in one course per time slot.

    Courses will only run where there is sufficient enrollment and all students/parents will be notified as soon as possible for any course(s) where this does not occur.

    Courses

    English

    • English 9 – Summer: Face to Face, Blended Digital
    • English 9 – Evening Program SY 19-20: Credit Recovery
    • English 10 – Summer: Face to Face, Blended Digital
    • English 10 – Evening Program SY 19-20: Credit Recovery
    • English 11 – Summer: Face to Face, Blended Digital
    • English 11 – Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face, Credit Recovery, Blended Digital
    • English 12 – Summer: Face to Face, Blended Digital
    • English 12 – Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face, Credit Recovery, Blended Digital
    • Advanced Placement (AP) English 12 – Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    ESOL

    • ESOL 9 – Summer: Face to Face
    • ESOL 10 – Summer: Face to Face

    Fine Arts

    • Art I – Summer: Face to Face
    • Art I – Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    Health/Physical Education

    Health

    • Summer (Single Semester): Face to Face, Blended Digital
    • Evening Program SY 19-20 (Single Semester): Blended Digital

    Lifetime Fitness

    • Summer (Single Semester): Face to Face, Blended Digital
    • Evening Program SY 19-20 (Single Semester): Blended Digital

    Mathematics

    Algebra I

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face, Credit Recovery

    Algebra II

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face, Credit Recovery

    Geometry

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face, Credit Recovery

    Algebra II G/T

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face, Blended Digital

    Geometry G/T

    • Summer: Face to Face, Blended Digital
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face, Blended Digital

    Mathematical Analysis Honors

    • Summer: Face to Face

    Pre-Calculus Honors

    • Summer: Face to Face

    Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics

    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    Pre-Calculus G/T

    • Summer: Face to Face

    Science

    Biology

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face, Credit Recovery

    Biology G/T

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    Earth and Space Science Systems

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face, Credit Recovery

    Environmental Science

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening: Face to Face

    Advanced Physical Science

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science

    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    Social Studies

    American Government

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Credit Recovery

    Modern World History

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Credit Recovery

    Modern World History Honors

    • Summer: Fully Online
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Fully Online

    United States History

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Credit Recovery

    United States History G/T

    • Summer: Fully Online
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Fully Online

    Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography

    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    Technology Education

    Foundations of Technology

    • Summer: Digital Blended
    • Evening Program SY 19-20 (Single Semester): Digital Blended

    Exploring Computer Science Honors

    • Summer: Digital Blended
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Digital Blended

    Career Education

    Career Research and Development I

    • Summer: Face to Face

    Career Research and Development II

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    Site Based Work Experience

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    World Languages

    Spanish I

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    Spanish II

    • Summer: Face to Face
    • Evening Program SY 19-20: Face to Face

    Payment

    Payment should not be made until you have received confirmation of enrollment from the Innovative Pathways Office.

    An initial payment of 25 percent is due before the 30th of the month in which you receive confirmation for students registering.

    Accepted Payments

    Online

    Credit card payments (Visa or Mastercard) will be accepted online at: https://osp.osmsinc.com/HowardMD/. There will be a 4 percent processing fee for all online payments.

    In Person

    In person payments can be made on site at either Evening or Summer School during program hours of operation.

    Mail

    After completing an online registration form, send your registration payment form along with a check, money order, or credit card information to:

    HCPSS
    Attn: Summer School Office
    10920 Clarksville Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042

    Financial Assistance

    Students currently receiving Free and Reduced-price Meals (FARMs) through HCPSS automatically qualify for 50 percent tuition reduction.

    Any student may apply for 50 percent off full or reduced tuition by demonstrating financial hardship.

    Applying

    Send the financial assistance form with the required documentation to the Innovative Pathways Office.

    • Students enrolling in credit recovery courses are not eligible for tuition reduction due to the already reduced cost of the courses.
    • No financial assistance will be approved without documentation. Students in temporary housing situations may request a fee waiver from their home school’s Pupil Personnel Worker.
    • The Financial Assistance Committee reviews all requests during registration and will contact eligible families.

    Contact Us

    Call 410-313-6627 or email InnovativePathways@hcpss.org