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The Summer 2023 program has concluded. Payment of outstanding tuition balance should be made as soon as possible to avoid school obligations.

The Summer 2024 Program Preview will be added to the webpage in December 2023. Course listings will be added under the Program Descriptions section in January 2024. Contact the program lead with additional questions.

Program Descriptions

Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP) Summer Institute
(Entering 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: or 410-313-1598.

Gifted and Talented (GT) Summer Institutes for Talent Development
(Entering 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: 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: or 410-313-6627.

STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp (Entering Grades 6-8)

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 6-8. 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: or 410-313-5663

Summer Math Scholars Program
(Entering Grades 6-8)

This program partners with the Howard County Office of the Local Children’s Board to provide math academic enrichment and social and emotional learning for middle school students. Eligible students are those with a C average in their current on-grade level math class and whose families have a household income up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Contact: or 410-313-1574

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 for summer programs can ONLY BE MADE ONCE ENROLLMENT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY EMAIL. Parents/guardians will be emailed an invoice and payment instructions once the student has been enrolled in a program. Payments may be made by check, money order or credit card. After 10 days past due, the enrollment may be removed. Full payment is due prior to the program start date. 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:

    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.