Summer Programs

BCPS Summer Programs
PLEASE NOTE - BCPS Tech Support continues throughout the summer.  More info. can be found HERE

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

Summer Learning Hike (see alert above)
Program Contact: Casey Kirk

BCPS is proud to offer students access to Summer Learning Hike – an optional summer learning opportunity. The purpose of the Summer Learning Hike is to offer students the opportunity to review reading and math content from the current school year.  All students will have access to the following online programs using their current student login information:

  • Raz Plus – an online literacy program that meets students where they are and provides practice so students can “level up” their independent reading skills. (elementary students)
  • First in Math - an online platform that features hundreds of engaging math games designed to strengthen fact fluency, automaticity, computational thinking and other critical skills. (elementary students)
  • Apex Tutorials – an online program that offers personalized learning for every student by assessing student needs and then providing targeted practice activities for student growth. (secondary students)
Elementary Summer Learning Hike Info.
Secondary Summer Learning Hike Info.

Elementary School-based Summer Programs

This summer, BCPS is expanding summer programs for elementary schools!  Each elementary school will use data unique to its learners in order to build a summer program that meets the needs of their students.  Therefore, summer program offerings will differ from school-to-school.  If you have any questions about the summer program at your student’s elementary school, please contact the school office.

Early College Program
Program Contact: Heather Wooldridge

The Early College Program at Woodlawn High School offers a summer program specifically designed for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in the [email protected] magnet program to take BCPS and/or CCBC courses for credit recovery or credit advancement. Qualifying students may enroll in CCBC courses face-to-face at WHS or online; other [email protected] students may participate in BCPS’s Extended Year Learning Program.  

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

The ESOL Office offers summer programming for English Learners with an entering or beginning level of English proficiency. At the elementary level, students entering grades 4-6 will engage in a variety of activities that promote English Language Development. The middle school program for students entering grades 7-8 will focus on English Language Development and STEM. The high school program for students entering grades 9-12 offers participants the opportunity to earn course credit to satisfy a graduation requirement, and to participate in soccer or art.

Extended School Year (ESY)
Program Contact: Conya Bailey

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 Pioneers
Program Contact: Brett Parker and Laura Potter

The BCPS Office of Mathematics PreK-12 is committed to providing students with multiple pathways to success in Algebra 1 by the end of 8th grade. Math Pioneers is designed for students currently (‘21-’22) in Math 6 identified as showing potential to accelerate their journey through the middle school math course sequence. A visual of the course sequence is below, with the pink arrow representing successful completion of Math Pioneers. Students are selected based on performance on the standards domains of Ratio and Proportion, and Expressions and Equations from BCPS curriculum-based assessments in Math 6, MAP scores, and teacher observation of engagement in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Invited students will engage with roughly half of the 7th grade standards. Successful completion allows students to enroll in Math 7B/8 Accelerated in their 7th grade year, followed by Algebra 1 in their 8th grade year. Students will complete lessons from the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum, engage with APEX tutorials (a digital learning platform), and learn how to be successful with accelerated coursework. Student progress will be monitored to ensure that placement is appropriate.

Illustration showing the course progressions for math students who complete the Math Pioneers summer program. An arrow points from 6th grade mathematics to 7th grade mathematics. The arrow is pink from Mathematics 6 to Mathematics 7B/8 Accelerated for those completing the Math Pioneers program. An arrow shows that students in Mathematics 7B/8 in grade 7 will move to Algebra I in 8th grade.