Important News - Current 8th Grade Families

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:26am

Dear 8th Grade Students and Parents,


We are entering an exciting time of the school year when we begin the process of registering for high school courses.  For many of you this is a new experience, and for those of you who have done this with older children, some things have changed. Between now and January 17th, when your child's high school registration is due, you will receive a lot of information that will help guide you through the process.  Below are some important dates, as well as the link to the Catalog of Approved High School Courses for 2020-2021.


Here we go!

Rachel Schwaab, School Counselor



Summer School- Innovative Pathways Registration OPENED FEBRUARY 1: 

The Innovative Pathways high school program is designed to provide diploma-bound students entering Grade 9, and current Grades 9-12, with opportunities to support academic achievement and acceleration. The program offers high school credit-bearing courses in a variety of content areas and levels. Traditional, face-to-face courses meet in the morning. Blended and fully online courses are offered in the afternoon. This year, innovative pathways summer school will be running at Oakland Mills High School and Wilde Lake High School and will run from June 22-July 31.

Registration can be completed through HCPSS Connect during the time frames listed below or in person (dates listed on website below). We encourage you to let your school counselor know if you are interested in completing a summer school course, as all school counselors must provide approval for the class.

Online Registration Dates:

February 1-15, 9am    |    March 2-16, 6pm    |    April 1-15, 6pm    |    May 1-5, 6pm    |   June 1-15, 6pm

For in-person registration information and cost/payment information, see:


Other Dates

June 3rd:  High School Visitation Day (students visit high schools)

Summer 2020:  8th grade parents can schedule a meeting with their high school counselor


Catalog of Approved High School Courses for 2020-2021