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Courses Overview

Program Overview

MCPS offers three online courses, which follow a blended model of online and face-to-face (f2f) learning. Each course satisfies MCPS and state graduation requirements. The information below provides assistance to students who might have questions about taking an online course. Please contact the Student eLearning office if you have questions or need additional information.

See FAQs about the online MCPS courses listed below for answers to common questions that students and parents might have.

General Info

Available MCPS Courses (approved by MCPS and MSDE):

Registration Tips/Reminders for the MCPS Courses:

  • MCPS courses have limited enrollment.
  • Registration for MCPS courses is handled on a first come-first serve basis.
  • When the registration period opens, students need to start the registration process as soon as possible.
  • Sections for MCPS courses fill up quickly.
  • The registration process is not complete until the Student eLearning office receives the completed registration form and payment.

Face-to-face Meetings for the MCPS Courses:

  • Face-to-face (f2f) meetings are mandatory. If a student cannot attend a particular f2f date, s/he should not sign up for that class section. Students who miss any of the f2f meetings will be dropped from the course.
  • Students sign up for a face-to-face meeting time slot of their choosing offered during the specified dates and times. Specific dates and times for each section will be available on the Student eLearning website shortly before the registration process starts and on the registration forms that students complete.
  • Students must attend the f2f meetings for their class section. One cannot exchange or attend f2f meetings for a different class section, f2f time, or session.

Further Information:

  • Select the gray-colored course tabs above in this section for more information about the courses.
  • See the MCPS Online Courses FAQs page for answers to common questions that students and parents might have.

Health Course

Course:

  • Comprehensive Health Education (0.5 credit; satisfies graduation requirement; 7835)
    • Available to students in Grade 10 and higher. Students may register while in Grade 9, but they cannot take the course until after completing Grade 9.

Cost:

  • $300.00 (for 0.5 credit)
  • Tuition assistance is available.

Typical dates of classes:

  • Fall (6 weeks): One course session with one section, generally starting with the first face-to-face meeting held the second week of October and ending with the last face-to-face meeting held after the third week in November.
  • Spring (6 weeks): One course session with one section, generally starting with the first face-to-face meeting held the first week of February and ending with the last face-to-face meeting held the third week in March.
  • Summer (3 weeks): A choice among six summer sessions, with either four or eight class sections available in each session. The first summer session generally starts one week after school lets out for the summer, and the last summer session ends about two weeks before the next school years starts. The face-to-face meetings take place on the first and last days of class.

General dates of enrollment:

  • Fall: Typically begins during the second week of September
  • Spring: Typically begins during the first week of December
  • Summer: Typically begins during the second week of March

Further Information:

Technology Course

Course:

  • Foundations of Technology A/B (1.0 credit; satisfies graduation requirement; 5161/5162)
    • Available to students in Grade 9 and higher. Students may register while in Grade 8, but they cannot take the course until after completing Grade 8.
    • Students may take the full A/B course, only Semester A, or only Semester B.

Cost:

  • $600.00 for the full 1.0 credit course (Semesters A and B)
  • $300.00 for 0.5 credit course (Semester A or Semester B)
  • Tuition assistance is available.

Typical dates of classes:

  • Fall (12 weeks): One course session with one section, generally starting with the first face-to-face meeting held the second week in October, a second face-to-face meeting held after the third week in November, and the last face-to-face meeting held the second week in January. Note: No work during MCPS winter break.
  • Spring (12 weeks): One course session with one section, generally starting with the first face-to-face meeting held the first week of February and ending with the last face-to-face meeting held the first week in May. Note: No work during MCPS spring break.
  • Summer (6 weeks): A choice among two to three summer sessions, with two to four class sections available in each session. The first summer session generally starts one week after school lets out for the summer and the last summer session ends about three weeks before the next school year starts. The face-to-face meetings take place on the first day, at the midpoint, and on the last day of class.

General dates of enrollment:

  • Fall: Typically begins during the second week of September
  • Spring: Typically begins during the first week of December
  • Summer: Typically begins during the second week of March

Further Information:

Computer Science Course

Course:

  • Foundations of Computer Science A/B (1.0 credit; satisfies graduation requirement; 2922/2923)
    • Available to students in Grade 9 and higher. Students may register while in Grade 8, but they cannot take the course until after completing Grade 8.
    • Students may take the full A/B course, only Semester A, or only Semester B.

Cost:

  • $600.00 for the full 1.0 credit course (Semesters A and B)
  • $300.00 for 0.5 credit course (Semester A or Semester B)
  • Tuition assistance is available.

Typical dates of classes:

  • Summer (6 weeks): New for 2016—One summer session with one section, generally starting one week after school lets out for the summer and ending with the last face-to-face meeting held the first week in August. The face-to-face meetings take place on the first day, at the midpoint, and on the last day of class.

General dates of enrollment:

  • Summer: Typically begins during the second week of March

Further Information:

Student eLearning

is a program for students seeking to accelerate their learning or to pursue credit recovery options by taking courses that follow a blended model of online and face-to-face instruction.

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