What academic opportunities will be available for students attending New HS #13?

As we get closer to the opening of HS #13, HCPSS staff will work collaboratively with students and families to meet the needs and interests of all students and explore creative solutions that allow students to participate in a wide range of academic opportunities. The newly appointed principal for HS #13, Josh Wasilewski, and the assistant principal, Adrienne Williams, bring a wealth of experience and excitement to their new roles.   

 The specific academic classes that are implemented at each high school are largely dependent on student interest. Therefore, it is anticipated that most academic courses that are offered at the other 12 HCPSS high schools will be offered at HS #13 as well. 

Students at HS #13 will be allowed to register for the same courses offered at all HCPSS high school schools as included in the HCPSS Catalog of Approved High School Courses. Following the same process in which the master schedule of classes is determined in the other high schools, students going to the new school will select courses at the same time as all other high school students across Howard County. Course selection takes place during December through January. The courses implemented at HS #13 for the 2023-24 school year will be based on student course registrations.