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."
All courses completed for original credit or credit recovery that are not in a blended learning environment must be on the MD State Department of Education (MSDE) Approved Vendor List. These courses are aligned to the Maryland state standards and are reviewed periodically to ensure rigorous alignment. Once the school has determined that the course is an approved MSDE course, staff, students, and parents must determine if the student is suited for this mode of learning. Students will have access to eLearning labs throughout the day and after-school. Each lab is staffed with a highly qualified teacher.
If you would like additional information please contact your student's school or the Department of Learning Management Systems at 301-475-5511, x32106.
Any student registering for the online course is required to complete and submit an Online Learning Student Participation Agreement. CLICK HERE for a copy of the agreement, this form can also be found in the school Guidance Offices.