9th Grade Resources

Beyond School Hours After-School Program

This after-school program is available to all Howard Students but we also have a specific 9th grade focus on Wednesdays. Students may enroll anytime and we have bus transportation available (no door-to-door, only cluster stops). Application are available with all 9th grade teachers and for program specific quesitons, please contact Ms. Sharon Sowada (sharon_sowada@hcpss.org), our Beyond School Hours Coordinator. 

Schedule of Support Classes


  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Social/Emotional Learning Support


  • 9th Grade Focus


  • Algebra
  • Social Studies 
  • Assigned SEL

Academic Support Club

Tutoring (all subject areas)  

Every LionsTime (Ms. Burns’ Room, A107)

Tutors will come from members of this club as well as others (Alpha Achievers, National Honor Society, subject-area honor societies, JROTC, and more)

Howard County Library Virtual Homework Help (2pm-11:30pm everyday)

Howard County Public Libraries offers a number of great homework support options, including live virtual tutoring in all subject areas through “Brain Fuse.”

Tutors available for drop-in help 2-11:30pm, 7 days a week!

For the virtual assistance, students will need their library login info. If you need help figuring that out, check out these step-by-step instructions

Other assistance options are also available through the HoCo Libraries, and all of those things are listed on this page