In recognition of the fact that four-year enrollment in a public high school may not serve the best interest of some students, several enrollment options are available for high school students. (Granted under the authority of COMAR 13A.03.02.03)
Additional administrative regulations and procedures may be deemed necessary by the Executive Director of Middle and High School Performance to organize and administer the program effectively.
The personal or family situation, social adjustment, or physical circumstance of the student is so extraordinary that typical, full school day attendance is not in his/her best interest.
The financial need of the student/family is such that employment for the student is required.
The student clearly demonstrates employment readiness.
Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.4 (unweighted) and be on-track to complete all graduation requirements.
Students not meeting the GPA requirement must consult with their school counselor before submitting an online application.
Students must complete enrollment procedures as determined by the college. This may include an academic skills assessment and/or other prerequisite requirements. Remedial college courses cannot be submitted for high school graduation requirements.
Students are responsible for providing their high school with final post-secondary transcripts prior to graduation.
College Enrollment for High School Completion (SB740 Eligible)
Extraordinary Completion of High School Requirements (Not SB740 Eligible)
Enrollment requirement: The student shall be withdrawn from HCPS to obtain full-time college status at an accredited college or approved vocational, technical, or other post-secondary school that is not a Maryland Public IHE for purposes of SB740 rather than attend a fourth year of high school.
The Student Enrollment Options Program at Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) offers Dual Transfer of Credit and College Credit only options. It is important to understand each option.
Students must demonstrate readiness for college-level or career-level coursework. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.4 (unweighted) and be on-track to complete all graduation requirements.
Students participating in dual enrollment must maintain a 2.4 high school GPA to remain eligible. One attempt per dual enrollment course is allowed, including withdrawals from courses before the semester terminates. Transportation for students to a post-secondary educational program is not provided.
Are Dual Transfer of Credit courses weighted by HCPS?
The current practice at HCPS is that the course is non-weighted.
Senate Bill 740 defines a "dually enrolled student" as a "student who is dually enrolled in a secondary school in the State; and an institution of higher education in the State."
Students approved for Free and Reduced Meals will only be charged standard student fees.