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Summer School

The High School Summer School program provides an extended year opportunity for students who need more time for skill development and mastery. The mission of summer school is to provide St Mary's County Public School (SMCPS) students with a second chance for success so they can continue with their high school program. Teachers are encouraged to use a variety of different teaching techniques, such as individualized instruction, critical thinking strategies, and hands-on activities. 

The high school summer school program is for St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS) students actively enrolled in grades 9-12. Students who reside in St. Mary's County but attend non-public schools, must formally enroll in SMCPS to be eligible for the program. Non-residents of St. Mary's County will not be admitted.

Summer School is held at Leonardtown High School.  To contact the summer school office dial 301.475.0200 ext. 107 (June 26-July 30)


To be eligible students must:

1. be actively enrolled in SMCPS 

2. have received a grade of E in a semester course, or  

3. have completed a course with a grade of D and wish to improve their skills.

Courses may not be taken for original credit.


All classes will be held at Leonardtown High School.


Summer schools classes will be held Monday through Thursday with the exception of Thursday, July 4, 2013. Classes begin on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 and concludes on July 30, 2013.  Students will be able to recover two courses.  

FIRST Period -  8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

SECOND Period - 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Thursday, July 30, 2013

First period – 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Second period – 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

(Please refer to the calendar for more information.)


Fees are $150.00 per semester, per class.  Full payment is due at the time of registration.  Registration will not be accepted without payment. We will accept cash, money order or a certified check.  Money orders and certified checks should be made payable to: SMCPS. Please include the student's name and student ID on the check.   We will no longer accept personal checks.


Students are expected to follow all summer school rules. The rules are attached to the registration packet and must be signed and retained at registration.


Textbooks will be loaned to students for the duration of summer school and must be returned at the close of the summer school semester. Students will be held responsible for lost or damaged textbooks.  Students who fail to pay for damage or lost textbook will be placed on the debt list at their home school.  Having a school debt can prevent a student from participating in sports, after school activities, or graduation.


Final grades for all classes will be mailed home by mid-August. 


Refunds will only be issued for those students who register for and drop a course before the first day of class.  No other refunds will be considered.

All refunds will be issued after July 30.


Parents are responsible for providing transportation. All students must be dropped off and picked up at the student drop-off area located near the front of Leonardtown High School. Summer school students will use the entrance at the rear of the building. Parents will also be responsible for transporting students to locations necessary for Student Service-Learning.


All students driving to school will be assigned parking spaces and will be issued parking permits. The permit must be displayed in the vehicle at all times.  Students will park at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.  Disregard of parking regulations may cause the student to lose his/her driving privileges or to be withdrawn from summer school.