How do I pay for an Evening School course?

Parents will be notified by email when a student has been enrolled in a course. Parents must then remit full tuition in order to enroll in and earn credit. Once enrolled, you will receive an invoice from MySchoolBucks outlining the course fees for each student; however, you DO NOT HAVE to make payment through MySchoolBucks. Payments will be accepted in the following manner:

  • Online: Payments may be made through MySchoolBucks by debit or credit card (online payments have a non-refundable service fee)
  • Mail: Download the Registration Payment Form and return the completed form with a check or money order payable to Howard County Public Schools to:

Attn: Innovative Pathways
10910 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042


Checks returned by the bank due to insufficient funds will be assessed a charge. If payment is not received in full, the unpaid amount will become a debt and will be entered as an outstanding obligation at your child’s school. All obligations must be satisfied prior to graduation. The HCPSS Finance Office has contracted with Envision Payment Solutions, Inc. for the electronic collection of check payments. If the check is returned unpaid, Envision Payment Solutions, Inc. will assess a $35 fee allowed by Maryland state law and charged as an electronic fund transfer.


If you have payment questions, or if an alternate form of payment is needed, please contact the Innovative Pathways Bookkeeper ( to review payment options. HCPSS cannot take in-person payment without an appointment.