How do I know what I need in order to graduate?
The number of credits and courses required for graduation depends upon the graduation requirements in place at the time you entered ninth grade. At the time of registration, evening high school counselors review student records to determine the appropriate course of study for each student. Students enrolled in a day high school program are subject to the current requirements for graduation.
What are the policies on attendance and student conduct?
A student who misses three or more class meetings is considered excessively absent and may not meet requirements for earning credit. The evening high school lead administrator and teacher(s) review cases of absenteeism to decide whether or not credit can be awarded.
Regular day school conduct and dress requirements are in effect. Serious and/or repeated violations of school rules and regulations may be sufficient reason for dropping a student from evening high school without a refund of fees. Smoking or possession of tobacco products is not permitted on school property or at school-sponsored events.
Are textbooks provided?
Yes, textbooks are provided on loan to the student. They are returned at the completion of each course and/or when a student withdraws. A fee is charged to students for damaged and/or lost textbooks. Students are responsible for supplying instructional materials that are required by the teacher of each course.
How do I enroll?
If you are at least 16 years old and under the age of 21 and did not complete high school, you may enroll in Evening High School if you have passed the eighth grade. If you attended high school in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, you will bring your withdrawal packet to Evening High School registration. If you did not attend high school in AACPS, you must first register with your home school, then request a transfer packet to bring to registration at the Evening High School center of your choice. Counselors will review your records and determine which courses you will need to complete graduation requirements.
If you are currently attending a day high school, you must have a concurrent enrollment form completed by your guidance counselor and signed by your parent/guardian. The Evening High School will forward all grades and other pertinent information to the home school.
Is there a graduation ceremony?
Yes! All evening high school students are invited to participate in a graduation ceremony that is held each June. This is a popular and moving ceremony as students of all ages, wearing caps and gowns, receive their high school diplomas in front of families and friends. Join us and experience this for yourself!
How much does a course cost?
• $300 per course for Anne Arundel County students who are attending a day high school program. Students whose families receive public assistance may be eligible for a tuition reduction to $100 per course. Parents/guardians must document receipt of public assistance at the time of registration. Examples of documentation include current Medical Assistance Card, Food Stamp verification, Independence Card, Public Housing Assistance, Emergency Assistance Card, or Women, Infants, and Children program, and Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS)..
• $50 per semester for Anne Arundel County residents, under 21 years old, who are not attending a day high school program
All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Please make checks payable to:
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
The check or money order should have the name of the student printed on it. Checks returned for insufficient funds may result in the student’s withdrawal from school. A $35 processing fee will be charged for returned checks.
Requests for refunds must be referred to the Principal of the Evening High School Program. No refunds will be made after the first class meeting. Refunds will be made if a class is cancelled due to low enrollment.