Blended Learning Courses

Overview

MCPS offers three online courses that each satisfy 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 Online Courses:

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

Webinar Classes:

  • Webinar classes are mandatory. If a student cannot attend a particular webinar class, they should not sign up for that class section. Students who miss any of the webinar classes will be dropped from the course.
  • Students sign up for a webinar 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 application forms that students complete.

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).
  • Fall (6 weeks): One session generally starting in mid-October and ending in late November.
  • Spring (6 weeks): One session generally starting in early February and ending 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).
  • Fall (12 weeks): One session generally starting in mid-October and ending in early January. Note: No work during MCPS winter break.
  • Spring (12 weeks): One session generally starting in early February and ending 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).
  • Fall (12 weeks): One session generally starting in mid-October and ending in early January. Note: No work during MCPS winter break.
  • Spring (12 weeks): One session generally starting in early February and ending 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: