St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS) understands that digital learning is a way to individualize student learning opportunities.  Online learning opportunities are available for original credit, credit recovery, quarterly recovery, and unit recovery in blended learning environments. Online learning or eLearning provides an opportunity for students to take a course when enrollment is too low to assign a teacher to a traditional classroom.  Blended learning environments incorporate both face-to-face and online learning. Technology and digital resources are employed to improve student productivity and learning as well as extend the "learning day."

SMCPS eLearning Opportunities

Characteristics of an Online Learner

If you would like additional information please contact your student's school or the Department of Learning Management Systems at 301-475-5511, x32106.

2019 Online Summer Course Enrollment

Any student registering for the online course is required to complete and submit an Online Learning Student Participation Agreement. Here is a copy of the agreement, this form can also be found in the school Guidance Offices.

Foundations of Technology

Explore and develop a deep understanding of the characteristics and scope of technology, the influence of technology on history; along with the relationships and the connections between technology and other fields of study.  Develop an understanding of the attributes of design while developing skills in using the design process to solve technological problems.  Course Credit: 1

Course Prerequisites:

  1. Students must have completed Grade 8 to take the online FOT course.
  2. Students must attend the orientation session to receive syllabus, class expectations, and access.
  3. Students will need minimum computer skills which include navigating websites, uploading and downloading files, using word processing software, using PowerPoint software, using spreadsheet software, saving and updating files, locating files in a computer, and downloading and installing software.

ALL participants MUST complete the course online registration and meet with their High School Counselor to complete the MVS Student Participation Agreement and receive school approval prior to the start of the course.

Each session requires a minimum enrollment of 10 students to run.

Course Tuition: $200.00

No refunds will be given if student exits the course after the session has started.

Complete the online registration here

Session 1 (Accelerated Pace):

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019

Enrollment Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019

Session 2:

Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, August 16, 2019

Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2019

Session 3:

Monday, June 17, 2019 - Friday, August 23, 2019

Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019

Session 4:

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, August 30, 2019

Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019

Course Orientation

Course orientation for each session will be held on the session start date from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the SMCPS Central Administration Building, 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650. 

Foundations of Computer Science

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of computer science and computational practices through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Units use a variety of tools and platforms around the topics: human computer interaction, problem solving, web design, programming, computing and data analysis, and robotics. Ethical and social issues in computing, and careers in computer science are woven throughout the units. Emphasis is placed on how computing enables innovation in a variety of fields and the impacts that those innovations have on society. The goal is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of algorithm development, problem solving, and programming within the context of problems that are relevant. If this course is taken to satisfy the computer science pathway, it cannot be used to satisfy the technology graduation. Course Credit: 1

Course Prerequisites:

  1. Students must have completed Grade 8 to take the online FCS course.
  2. Students must attend the orientation session to receive syllabus, class expectations, and access.
  3. Students will need minimum computer skills which include navigating websites, uploading and downloading files, using word processing software, using PowerPoint software, using spreadsheet software, saving and updating files, locating files in a computer, and downloading and installing software.

ALL participants must complete the course online registration and meet with their High School Counselor to complete the MVS Student Participation Agreement and receive school approval prior to the start of the course.

Each session requires a minimum enrollment of 10 students to run.

Course Tuition: $200.00

No refunds will be given if student exits the course after the session has started.

Complete the online registration here

Session 1: Monday, June 17, 2019 - Friday, August 23, 2019

Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019

Session 2: Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, August 30, 2019

Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019

Course orientation for each session will be held on the session start date from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the SMCPS Central Administration Building, 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650.