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Innovative Pathways Evening Program

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Please carefully review the program descriptions, dates, times and locations below before submitting an enrollment request.

Fall semester and year-long online enrollment requests will open Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m. and remain open through Friday, September 23 at 6 p.m.

Program Description

The Innovative Pathways Evening Program provides educational services through Evening School for current grade 9-12 students:

  • Seeking to recover credit for missed/failed courses.
  • Interested in taking additional classes to advance their studies.
  • Who are on long-term suspension or who have been expelled from school but are under 18 years of age.

Evening program courses are taught using an in-person or virtual instructional model with an HCPSS teacher one to three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) with additional online coursework completed outside of class time. The IP Evening Program schedule, which includes two periods per night and semester, allows students to access more than one course per academic school year.

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

Evening Program Course Listing
Evening Program Course Matrix

Evening Program Summary Information


HCPSS students currently enrolled in Grades 9-12


Dates are subject to change. When HCPSS schools are closed or evening activities are canceled, there is no Evening Program.

Original Credit Courses (Fall Semester 2022):

  • 1.0 or 2.0 credit Semester 1: October 11, 2022 – January 19, 2023
  • 0.5 credit Health or Lifetime Fitness
    • Session 1: October 11 – November 17, 2022
    • Session 2: November 29, 2022 – January 19, 2023

No scheduled Fall 2022 semester classes on 11/8, 11/22-24, 12/14, 12/27-29, 1/18, 1/19

Original Credit Courses (Spring 2023 Semester):

  • 1.0 or 2.0 credit Semester 2: January 24 – May 25, 2023
  • 0.5 credit Health or Lifetime Fitness
    • Session 1: January 24 – March 2, 2023
    • Session 2: March 28 – May 11, 2023

No scheduled Spring 2023 semester classes on 3/15, 4/4-6

Credit Recovery Courses (Year-long):

  • Semester 1: October 11, 2022 – January 19, 2023
  • Semester 2: January 24 – May 25, 2023

In-person and virtual courses meet three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

  • Period 1: 5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
  • Period 2: 6:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.

Mandatory orientation for all courses on the first class date.


Locations are subject to change.
In-Person courses:

  • Original Credit – Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL) 10920 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Credit Recovery – The Homewood Center (HWC) 10914 MD-108, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Virtual courses:
Google Meet codes will be listed within each student’s Canvas course.


Financial Assistance is available for original credit courses. Please visit to submit a FARMs application.

Original Credit:

  • $325 (0.5 credit) – Health or Lifetime Fitness
  • $550 (1.0 credit)
  • $800 (2.0 credits) – (CRD II + Site-Based Work Experience)

Credit Recovery:

  • No cost


Transportation is available for all in-person courses from the following cluster stop locations to the Homewood Center and the Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL). The following stops may be selected during the registration request process:

  • Hammond High School
  • Long Reach High School
  • Oakland Mills High School
  • The Columbia Mall

Transportation for students not requesting HCPSS bus service will be the responsibility of the student and their parent(s)/guardian(s). Students must be dropped off and picked up on time. Alternate transportation may be found through Howard County Transit at

Transportation confirmation will be emailed to parent(s)/guardian(s) of enrolled students prior to the first class date.


For more information about the Evening Program:

NOTE: Email messages will receive a faster response than calling the program phone numbers. Phone messages will be returned after reviewing voicemail messages within 24 hours during the school week.