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Summer Programs

Each summer, HCPSS offers learning experiences and educational opportunities through a variety of programs and classes. The summer classes and camps are open to both Howard County and out-of-county residents.

Registration

See specific programs below for details about how and what time you can begin registration.

The Catalog will be available online as soon as possible. For questions about specific courses or options, please contact Alice Giles at 410-313-6627.

2019 Summer Classes and Camps Catalog

Update to Health and Lifetime Fitness Course Registration

Eligible Students

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.

Summer Registration

Health and Lifetime Fitness registration for the Innovative Pathways High School Summer Program will be available March 1, 2019 for current high school students. Students will be permitted to register between March 1 and March 15 for these courses. After March 15, student enrollments will be prioritized by grade, starting with grade 12 and moving down to current grade 9. If additional spaces remain there will be a random computer selection for students during all following registration windows. This will no longer be a first-come, first-served registration.

Registration for Fall 2019

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.

Gifted and Talented – 2019 Summer Institutes for Talent Development

The G/T Summer Institutes provide interested students with advanced-level instruction and enrichment experiences not regularly available during the academic school year.

Registration by mail only. Registration forms are available in the catalog. Completed registration forms can be mailed to the GT Office beginning February 1.

  • Session I: July 1–July 12, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Tuition: $288 per student

  • Session II: July 15–July 26, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Tuition: $320 per student

Location: Wilde Lake Middle School

Before and After Care available for additional cost.

  • Howard County Recreation and Parks Fun Zone at Wilde Lake Middle School, learn more →

GT Summer Institutes Withdrawal Form

For additional questions, please contact LaDonna Norjen, 410-313-6671

Registration and Information – Innovative Pathways

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Out of county student? Register here

Online registration for English, mathematics, science, and social studies courses opens at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6. In-person registration will be held at the Homewood Center from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Online registration for Art, CRD, ESOL, Gear Up for 9th Grade, Health, Lifetime Fitness, and world language courses opens at 6:00 p.m. on March 1. In-person registration will be held at the Homewood Center from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Once a course opens, it will be available for course requests from the 1st–15th of each month.

Location: Atholton High School

Dates: June 24 – August 2

Tuition: $550 per credit

8:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m., five days a week

  • Mathematics, Science, Lifetime Fitness and Health

1:30–4:00 p.m., three days a week

  • All Blended Digital Courses

Location: Hammond High School

Dates: June 24 – August 2

Tuition: $550 per credit

7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • Art, English, ESOL, Social Studies, World Language

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

Registration and Information – Summer Institute

Register

Online registration opens on February 6 at 6:00 p.m. Parents will also be able to complete a registration application in person at the Homewood Center on February 6 from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

  • Dates: July 1–July 26
  • Times: 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $650

Locations

  • Clarksville Elementary School: Students entering grades K–4
  • River Hill High School: Students entering grades 5-9

Before and After Care available for additional cost.

Registration this year is a 2-step process

  1. Complete the application form above. The application is a single page that asks for basic contact information and student names and grades. You may use a single form to complete an application for up to 5 students.
  2. Parents will be contacted by email in the order in which applications were completed with a link to the registration form and a unique ID number. If your student is ineligible to enroll, you will be contacted and next steps for eligibility will be discussed. Reasons for ineligibility include outstanding balances, or incorrect age or grade level for a program.

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.

Career Academies Summer Programs

Register

  • Dates: June 24–28
  • Times: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $200

Location: Applications and Research Lab

Before and After Care available for additional cost.

You can mail payment to:

Applications & Research Lab
Attn: Stephanie Discepolo
10920 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Contact: Stephanie Discepolo, 410-313-7493