Next August, High School 13 will be up and running.
This past November, the Howard County Board of Education solidified the redistricting plan and announced specifics about High School 13 for the 2023-2024 school year. Situated in Jessup, High School 13 will receive students from Hammond, Howard, and Long Reach High Schools. Students will be moved from Mount Hebron to Howard High School, Howard to Long Reach High School, and Reservoir to Hammond High School. However, there are multiple exemptions to the redistricting that students are able to use in order to opt-out of being redistricted.
Current 10th and 11th grade students who have been redistricted have the option to continue attending their current school and opt-in for HCPSS provided transportation. Current 9th grade students who have been redistricted to a pre-existing school will also have the option to stay at their current school and opt-in for HCPSS transportation whereas those who have been redistricted to High School 13 do not have this exemption. Siblings of students that are exempt from redistricting and have shared one year together in the school they are being redistricted from are also exempt and able to opt-in for HCPSS transportation. Students with an IEP or 504 plan in place as of November 17, 2022 are also exempt and are able to opt-in for HCPSS transportation.
Upon opening, High School 13 will only have 9th and 10th grade classes. Elective classes offered will be determined by student demand. Although the name is still undecided due to HCPSS school naming policy, the name will be related to local geographical features.