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Summer School Programs

On-site and online enrollment requests for Summer Programs begins Saturday, February 1st.

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Program Descriptions

BSAP Summer Institute (Grades K-9)

The BSAP Summer Institute program extends learning by providing acceleration and enrichment opportunities to HCPSS students entering Grades K-9.

In the morning, students take grade-level specific academic courses (reading/English and math). In the afternoon, students are offered a wide range of enrichment opportunities.

BSAP Course Listing

Contact: or 410-313-1598.

Gifted and Talented (G/T) Summer Institutes for Talent Development (Grades 1-8)

The G/T Summer Institutes program provides students entering Grades 1-8 with 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.

G/T Course Listing

Contact: or 410-313-6671.

Innovative Pathways (Grades 9-12)

The Innovative Pathways high school program is designed to provide diploma-bound students entering Grade 9, and current Grades 9-12, with opportunities to support academic achievement and acceleration. The program offers high school credit-bearing courses in a variety of content areas and levels.

Traditional, face-to-face courses meet in the morning. Blended and fully-online courses are offered in the afternoon.

Innovative Pathways Course Listing

Contact: or 410-313-6627.

Enrollment Requests

Enrollment requests can be made by a parent, guardian, school counselor or achievement liaison. Before submitting an enrollment request on-site or online, please review the program descriptions, dates, times and locations. Early registration is highly recommended. Program availability may be limited during the later registration dates.

On-Site Enrollment

On-site registration will take place at

Homewood Center (HWC)
10914 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, 21042

(Located behind the Board of Education Office)


Applications & Research Lab (ARL)
10920 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, 21042

Day Date Time
Saturday (HWC) February 1, 2020 9—11 a.m.
Monday (ARL) March 2, 2020 6—8 p.m.
Wednesday (HWC) April 1, 2020 6—8 p.m.
Friday (HWC) May 1, 2020 6—8 p.m.
Monday (ARL) June 1, 2020 6—8 p.m.
Saturday (HWC) June 6, 2020 9—11 a.m.
Saturday (HWC) June 13, 2020 9—11 a.m.

Online Enrollment

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

Online requests are available between the 1st and 15th of each month (except March) until course sections are filled and any student not placed in a course will be automatically added to applicable course wait lists.

Dates Starting Times
February 1–15, 2020 9 a.m.
March 2–16, 2020 6 p.m.
April 1–15, 2020 6 p.m.
May 1–15, 2020 6 p.m.
June 1–15, 2020 6 p.m.

If HCPSS schools are closed due to inclement weather, registration will be moved to the next open SCHOOL DAY.

All enrollment requests are PENDING until HCPSS has completed program placement and full tuition is paid. Enrollment requests DO NOT guarantee placement in a program.

Payments & Financial Assistance


Payments for summer programs should ONLY BE MADE AFTER program placement has been completed. You will receive payment instructions once the student has been placed. Payments can be made by check, money order or credit card. Full payment is due prior to the program start date.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for all programs. Students currently receiving Free and Reduced-price Meals (FARMs) through HCPSS automatically qualify for 50 percent tuition reduction. Any family demonstrating financial hardship (families not receiving FARMs or families receiving FARMs with additional financial need) may apply for tuition reduction by submitting a Financial Assistance Request form with the required documentation

Summer Programs Summary Information

  BSAP Summer Institute Innovative Pathways Gifted and Talented (G/T) Summer Institute
Grades Entering Grades K-9 Entering Grade 9
Current Grades 9-12
Entering Grades 1-8
Dates / Times
Dates are subject to change. No programs meet on Friday, July 3, 2020.
June 29- July 24
8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
June 22 – July 31

Morning Face-to-Face:
7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Afternoon Blended:
1:30 – 4 p.m.

Mandatory Orientation for afternoon blended and fully online courses on June 22, 2020
June 29 – July 10
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

July 13 – July 24
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Locations are subject to change.
Phelps Luck Elementary School
(Grades K-4)

Howard High School
(Grades 5-9)
Oakland Mills High School
English, art, social studies, world languages, health, fitness, career courses and Gear Up for 9th Grade

Wilde Lake High
School Math, science and Gear Up for 9th Grade. ALL afternoon blended and fully-online courses (including blended health and fitness)
Wilde Lake Middle School
Financial Assistance is available for programs.
$650 $325 (0.5 credit)
$550 (1.0 credit)
$288 Session I
$320 Session II
Transportation Yes, Community stops No No
Meals Lunch provided Lunch provided Snack provided