How will you spend your summer vacation?
The following programs are offered by or in conjunction with either Baltimore County Public Schools or the Maryland State Department of Education. Please direct any questions about these programs to the contact provided.
Extended Year Learning
Students access personalized middle school reading and mathematics support or high school courses during the summer at an Extended Year Center. Courses are self-paced and blended to include independent online work, peer-to-peer group work and teacher directed instruction.
For More Information visit the Extended Year Learning web site for complete details.
Summer Instrumental Music Festival
The Summer Music Camp is a day camp for Baltimore County Public Schools’ instrumental and vocal music students who are currently in Grades 5–12 and are enrolled in their school’s music programs. During camp, students will perform in a band, chorus, and orchestra at the appropriate grade level. In addition to large group rehearsals, students will participate in enrichment classes and receive instruction to enhance musical performance skills. All of the musical ensembles will perform in a public concert in the outdoor amphitheater at Oregon Ridge Park, the summer home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, on the evening of Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
Art Enrichment Program
The Baltimore County Summer Visual Arts Enrichment Program provides a wonderful opportunity for students in Grades 3-12 to build their personal art skills and add to their art portfolios. A variety of courses are offered to meet varied needs and interests of students whether they are seeking to improve art skills or preparing a portfolio for consideration for gifted and talented coursework, acceptance into a magnet program, entrance into a college program, or preparation for an Advance Placement exam.
Summer Learning Expos
For the second year, the Baltimore County Public Schools Summer Learning Expos will offer six open house events designed to equip parents and caregivers with resources to support their children’s learning during the summer months. A project of the BCPS Parent University and the Baltimore County Public Library, the Expos will provide information and tools regarding academic resources, summer reading programs, day trips, digital citizenship, transitioning to middle school, tutoring, and everyday activities to support learning at home. Registration is not required for any expo event. They are free and open to the public. Expos will be held from May 23 – June 8 around the county. Click here for dates, times, and locations.
Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and
These are programs in the fine and performing arts, environmental science, technology, computer science, space science, physics, engineering, world languages, creative writing, film production, and law and government.
For more information visit the Maryland State Department of Education web site.