Summer Programs

BCPS Summer Programs


Baltimore County Public Schools offers several summer programs to support student learning over the summer. 

Summer Learning Hike
BCPS is proud to offer students access to Summer Learning Hike – an optional summer learning opportunity. The personalized instruction identifies and addresses learning gaps that typically occur in the summer and works to ensure students are ready for grade-level instruction in the upcoming school year. The purpose of the Summer Learning Hike is to offer students the opportunity to review reading and math content from the current school year.

Bridge to Kindergarten
Program Contact: Lisa Dingle

The Bridge to Kindergarten Summer Program is designed to support the recovery efforts for Prekindergarten students attending Title I schools.  During this four-week program, students will have the opportunity to participate in literacy, math and social emotional skills programming designed to provide additional resources and supports to Prekindergarten children who may have been adversely impacted by learning interruptions due to Covid-19. 

Early College Program
Program Contact: Heather Wooldridge

The Early College Program at Woodlawn High School’s Summer program is designed for students in the program to take courses for credit recovery or credit advancement.  Students may take online classes through CCBC or may participate in BCPS’s Extended Year Learning Program.  

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Program Contact: Anny Hoge-Franz

The ESOL Office hosts summer programming for English Learners with a WIDA score of 1.0-2.9. Families will have the option of in-person or virtual instruction. Each program provides daily English language instruction and activities that support socio-emotional learning. The elementary program for students entering grades 3-5 focuses on reading, math, and STEM. The middle school program for students entering grades 7-8 focuses on English language development, STEM, and arts integration. The high school program for students entering grades 9-12 offers participants the opportunity to earn course credit to satisfy graduation requirements. High school students also have the option of soccer or art.

Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) – Title I STEM Camp
Program Contact: Michele Stansbury 

The Title I STEM Camp reinforces students' mathematics and reading skills for students currently in Grades 1–5 during the summer. The STEM program is designed to prevent the summer learning slide and engage students in programs that allow for the application of skills using hands on STEM activities and two to one student to teacher tutoring sessions. Click here for more information.

Extended School Year (ESY)
Program Contact: Deidre Lynch and Megan Elwood

Identified students with disabilities receive ESY services as determined by the IEP (Individualized Education Program) team. ESY focuses on the maintenance of critical skills as well as academic and functional goals/objectives identified on the IEP. Special education teachers and related service providers provide specialized instruction and services during ESY.

Extended Year Learning Program (EYLP)
Program Contact: Tina Nelson

Baltimore County Public Schools high school students recommended for credit recovery or credit advancement can participate in EYLP. Baltimore County Public Schools middle school students requiring math and reading support can participate in an EYLP program consisting of blocks of instruction dedicated to English Language Arts, mathematics, science, technology, engineering, and the arts. Seats in both programs are limited. Enrollment is on a first come basis. Click here for more information.

Math Academy
Program Contact: Tammy Rudolph

Summer Math Academy is designed for rising grade 8 or grade 9 Algebra I students to develop or maintain students' algebra readiness skills. The program is structured to include a rotation of problem-solving tasks; adaptive, customized prior learning support; whole and small group learning opportunities; mathematical mindset discussions; and coding.