Blended Learning Courses

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 Online Learning 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 Reminders for MCPS Blended Learning Courses:

  • MCPS blended learning courses have limited enrollment.
  • Registration for MCPS blended learning courses is handled on a first come-first serve basis.

Face-to-face Classes:

  • Face-to-face (f2f) classes are mandatory. If a student cannot attend a particular f2f class, they should not sign up for that class section. Students who miss any of the f2f classes will be dropped from the course.
  • Students sign up for a f2f class 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 Online Learning website prior to the start of registration and on the registration forms that students complete.
  • Students must attend the f2f classes for their class section. Students cannot exchange or attend f2f classes for a different class section, f2f time, or session.

Further Information:

  • Select the 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

Honors Comprehensive Health Education

  • Course code: 7841; 0.5 credit
  • Satisfies graduation requirement
  • For 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
  • Tuition assistance is available

Dates of classes:

  • Summer (3 weeks): A choice among multiple summer sessions. The first summer session generally starts one week after school ends, and the last summer session ends about two weeks before the next school years starts (subject to change). The face-to-face classes take place on the first and last days of the course.
  • Fall (6 weeks): One session generally starting with the first face-to-face class held in mid-October and ending with the last face-to-face class held in late November.
  • Spring (6 weeks): One session generally starting with the first face-to-face class held in early February and ending with the last face-to-face class held in late March.

Dates of registration*:

  • Fall: First or second week of school
  • Spring: December or January
  • Summer: April

*Subject to change. Check the registration page for registration dates.

Further Information:

Technology Course

Foundations of Technology

  • Course code: 5161/5162; 1.0 credit
  • Satisfies graduation requirement
  • For 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 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

Dates of classes:

  • Summer (6 weeks): A choice among multiple summer sessions. The first summer session generally starts one week after school ends, and the last summer session ends about two weeks before the next school years starts (subject to change). The face-to-face classes take place on the first day, the mid point, and last days of the course.
  • Fall (12 weeks): One session generally starting with the first face-to-face class held in mid-October, a second face-to-face class held in late November, and the last face-to-face class held in early January. Note: No work during MCPS winter break.
  • Spring (12 weeks): One session generally starting with the first face-to-face class held in early February, a second face-to-face class held in mid-to-late March, and the last face-to-face class held in mid-May. Note: No work during MCPS spring break.

Dates of registration*:

  • Fall: First or second week of school
  • Spring: December or January
  • Summer: April

*Subject to change. Check the registration page for registration dates.

Further Information:

Computer Science Course

Foundations of Computer Science

  • Course code: 2916/2917; 1.0 credit
  • Satisfies graduation requirement
  • For 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 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

Dates of classes:

  • Summer (6 weeks): A choice among multiple summer sessions. The first summer session generally starts one week after school ends, and the last summer session ends about two weeks before the next school years starts (subject to change). The face-to-face classes take place on the first day, the mid point, and last days of the course.
  • Fall (12 weeks): One session generally starting with the first face-to-face class held in mid-October, a second face-to-face class held in late November, and the last face-to-face class held in early January. Note: No work during MCPS winter break.
  • Spring (12 weeks): One session generally starting with the first face-to-face class held in early February, a second face-to-face class held in mid-to-late March, and the last face-to-face class held in mid-May. Note: No work during MCPS spring break.

Dates of registration*:

  • Fall: First or second week of school
  • Spring: December or January
  • Summer: April

*Subject to change. Check the registration page for registration dates.

Further Information: