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The Summer 2022 program has concluded. Payment of outstanding tuition balance should be made as soon as possible to avoid school obligations.
  • The Summer 2023 Program Preview will be added to the webpage in December 2022
  • The Program/Course Listings will be added under the Program Descriptions in January 2023

Program Descriptions

BSAP Summer Institute (Grades K-9)

This program offers acceleration and enrichment opportunities for HCPSS students entering Grades K-9. Students participate in grade-level academic courses (reading/English, math, science, social studies) each morning, and in a wide range of enrichment opportunities in the afternoon.

Contact: SummerInstitute@hcpss.org or 410-313-1598.

Gifted and Talented (GT) Summer Institutes for Talent Development
(Grades 1-8)

This program offers additional advanced-level instruction and enrichment experiences not regularly available during the academic school year. Rigorous instruction focusing on talent development is offered in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, technology and fine arts.

Contact: GTSummer@hcpss.org or 410-313-6671.

Innovative Pathways High School
(Entering Grade 9, Current Grades 9-12)

This program offers high school credit-bearing courses in a variety of content areas and levels to support academic achievement and acceleration for diploma-bound students. Traditional, face-to-face courses meet in the morning and virtual, synchronous courses are offered in the afternoon.

Contact: IPSummer@hcpss.org or 410-313-6627.

STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp
(Grades 7-8)

This program offers Chinese language proficiency development with a focus on speaking for novice level learners and the addition of reading and writing for intermediate level learners for HCPSS students entering Grades 7-8. The language instruction program will be complemented with a wide range of Chinese culture-themed activities such as arts and crafts, martial arts, virtual field trips, and games.

Contact: STARTALK@hcpss.org or 410-313-5663.

Information about Academic Intervention (Grades K-8) and Extended School Year Special Education (Ages 3-5, PreK-12) programs will be shared directly with parents/guardians of HCPSS eligible students.

Payments

Payments

Payment of outstanding tuition balance should be made as soon as possible to avoid school obligations. Payments may be made by check, money order or credit card. Payments will be accepted in the following manner:
  • Online: Payments will be available to be made through MySchoolBucks (there is a 4% service fee for online payments)
  • Mail: Download the Registration Payment Form and return the completed form with a check or money order payable to Howard County Public School System to:

    HCPSS
    Attn: Summer Programs
    10910 Clarksville Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042

DOWNLOAD PDF: Summer Programs Payment Instructions

NOTE: If an alternate form of payment is needed, please contact the program directly to review payment options. HCPSS cannot take in-person payment without an appointment.

Returned Checks

Checks returned by the bank due to insufficient funds will be assessed a charge. If payment is not received in full, the unpaid amount will become a debt and will be entered as an outstanding obligation at your child’s school. All obligations must be satisfied prior to graduation. The HCPSS Finance Office has contracted with Envision Payment Solutions, Inc. for the electronic collection of check payments. If the check is returned unpaid, Envision Payment Solutions, Inc. will assess a $35 fee allowed by Maryland state law and charged as an electronic fund transfer.