Central High School Summer Program

Please email CentralSummerHS@mcpsmd.org if you have any questions or concerns.

REGISTRATION FOR THE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM IS CLOSED.

Overview

VIDEO: A First Look at MCPS' Central High School Summer Program

The 2021 Central High School Summer Program (CHSSP) has a range of blended (synchronous and asynchronous) offerings, including core courses, ESOL, Career Technology Education, Health Education, World Language, and Fine Arts. Students can take a course for grade replacement, grade improvement, or in some instances, original credit.

CHSSP consists of two sessions:

  • Session 1: June 28 - July 16 (no school July 5)
  • Session 2: July 19 - August 6 (no school July 26)
CORE COURSE INFORMATION
Both semester A and semester B courses will be offered in each of the two summer sessions; however, under-enrolled courses may be cancelled. Students may enroll in no more than two courses per session; if a student wishes to enroll in both the A and B semester courses for original credit, they must enroll in semester A in session 1 and semester B in session 2.

Program Description (Core Courses)

CHSSP will feature a blended instructional model, combining required, synchronous virtual meetings and a robust, asynchronous experience. Students will attend mandatory synchronous virtual instructional sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays that may contain:
  • Direct instruction
  • Preview of asynchronous content
  • Review of asynchronous content
  • Collaborative work
  • Student discourse
  • Re-teaching
  • Assessment and Reassessment

Course Offerings (Core Courses)

Refer to the Core Courses page for class schedules and times. Each course will be offered at two times during the day; morning/early afternoon and late afternoon/evening. Students must commit to one time or the other for the entire three week session. Please note that all final schedules will be dependent upon student enrollment and you may be contacted to select another course or time if necessary.
In addition to the 10 hours of required, synchronous meetings, students should plan to spend between 40 and 50 hours during the three week session per course engaging in asynchronous learning components.

Optional Virtual and In-Person Support (Core Courses)

Teachers will provide live support sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the regularly scheduled class time to allow students the opportunity to access additional support. While these support sessions are not required, and students may attend as needed, teachers may ask students to attend at various times throughout the session in order to support student learning.
In addition to the virtual support provided by classroom teachers, in-person, content-specific support teachers will be available at two regional sites: Clarksburg HS and Albert Einstein HS. Regional support sites will be open from 10:30am until 6:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday.
 
CTE COURSE INFORMATION
Both semester A and semester B courses will be offered in each of the two summer sessions; however, under-enrolled courses may be cancelled. Non-credit bearing courses including Certified Nursing Assistant Certification, CPR Certification for Healthcare, and CREA courses will only be offered during one session. Students may enroll in no more than two courses per session; and only one of those courses may be a CTE course. If a student wishes to enroll in both the A and B semester courses for original credit, they must enroll in semester A in session 1 and semester B in session 2.

Program Description (CTE Courses)

CHSSP CTE courses for credit will be hybrid, combining two days of in-person instruction each week with required synchronous and asynchronous instruction three days a week. Non-credit bearing courses will meet entirely in-person. This includes Healthcare Professions non-credit certification-only courses (Certified Nursing Assistant and CPR) as well as CREA GED Preparation and Career Readiness courses.

Course Offerings (CTE Courses)

Refer to the CTE Courses page for class schedules and times. Each CTE course will be offered morning/early afternoon. Each CREA course will be offered morning/early afternoon and late afternoon/evening. Students enrolling in CREA courses must commit to one time or the other for the entire three week session. Please note that all final schedules will be dependent upon student enrollment and you may be contacted to select another course if necessary.
CTE courses for credit are full eighteen week courses condensed into 3 weeks. Students are required to complete 22.5 hours of in-person and structured virtual instruction each week and should expect to work outside of class an additional 10-12 hours per week.