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Every Child Can Learn

We believe that if the child hasn’t learned, the teacher hasn’t taught properly. When teachers have effective tools, proper training, and ongoing support, they can prepare every child for success in college, career, and life.

Education fads come and go; but BCP focuses on identifying and implementing proven strategies. We have stayed true to our principles and held onto the programs that work. Over the past two decades, we have identified or created a variety of effective educational programs—put them into practice and refined them.

We value high-quality teaching over high-stakes testing. Research shows that high-stakes testing does not support great teaching. Instead, it often leads to a narrowing of the curriculum; teaching to tests, and, in some cases, cheating by educators. This deprives children of the rich education they deserve.

 

Safe schools. Classroom management is one of the biggest challenges facing new teachers. BCP Schools use CHAMPS, a program that helps teachers use a proactive and positive plan to teach students how to meet expectations in school. BCP also supports all teachers with a consistent development program that includes a summer training institute, regular in-class, and a “novice teacher think tank.”

We believe in honest, rigorous assessment. The Direct Instruction reading and language arts programs assess students every five to 10 lessons to make sure they are on track. BCP leadership and school-based academic coaches meet weekly to pour over student data to determine where additional support may be needed and to identify opportunities for acceleration. The Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress is administered at least twice a year to measure and analyze student growth.

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CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL

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GOVANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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WOLFE STREET ACADEMY

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We are excited to announce that Tom Hall, Host of MIdday on WYPR, will compete in the seventh annual "Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader?" Quiz Show on April 19, 2018 at City Springs Elementary / Middle. Purchase tickets at: bcp.givezooks.com/events/are-you-smarter-than-a-bcp-5th-grader-2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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In December Philanthropik & Sylvester's Saloon held holiday toy drives and the Hampstead Hill Academy Girls Scouts Troup made Christmas cards for families from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore.

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A partnership with The First Tee of Greater Baltimore is bringing golf to students at City Springs Elementary / Middle School. The First Tee National School Program gives gym teachers and physical educators the tools to get started. We provide the training, junior golf lesson plans, and equipment. Learn more at www.thefirstteebaltimore.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out this article in Baltimore magazine featuring City Springs Elementary / Middle graduate, Lorenzo Simpson. We are so proud of him! www.baltimoremagazine.com/2018/1/8/heavenly-bodies-form-meets-function-for-these-local-athletes ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP and Govans Elementary would like to thank Sonja Sohn for her inspiring presentation at the Govans Elementary School School Career Day on November 15, 2017. Ms. Sohn is best known for her roles as Detective Kima Greggs on the HBO drama The Wire and Detective Samantha Baker on the ABC series Body of Proof. She recently produced the documentary Baltimore Rising, which was inspired by the death of Freddie Gray, and currently starts as Laverne on the Showtime series The Chi. Ms. Sohn is also the Founder and CEO of ReWired For Change, a nonprofit organization that empowers at risk youth, families and communities living in underserved areas through media, social advocacy and the facilitation of community building resources. ... See MoreSee Less

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Core Knowledge is a language arts curriculum that covers what every child should know about literature, history, mathematics, science, and the visual arts. Mrs. Pieters' class at City Springs Elementary / Middle School recently completed a Core Knowledge domain titled “Classifying Animals.” Students were introduced to taxonomy, which is the science of grouping living things into different categories based on shared characteristics. For example, dogs and cats are very different, but they are both considered mammals because they have shared characteristics like hair and similar bone structures.

The students most enjoyed learning about the different groups of vertebrates. Vertebrates are animals with spinal cords (as opposed to invertebrates, which do not have spinal cords). Scientists recognize five groups of vertebrates: mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, and reptiles. The students learned that scientists classify animals to learn more about them and show relationships between them. They explored the difference between warm-blooded (animals that can make their own body heat) and cold-blooded (animals that cannot make their own body heat) vertebrates. They can now identify which of the 5 groups are warm-blooded (mammals and birds) and which are cold-blooded (amphibians, reptiles, and fish).

After learning about the system of taxonomy, students flexed their own classification skills. They listed the main characteristics of the animals in each group and described how these characteristics help the animals to survive. They also classified different kinds of breakfast cereal based on its characteristics. All of that classifying made them hungry, and they enjoyed a nice cereal snack at the end!

For information about Core Knowledge visit the Core Knowledge Foundation at www.coreknowledge.org/
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On December 19, 2017, the Baltimore City Public Schools Board of School Commissioners voted to renew Hampstead Hill Academy's charter contract with the Baltimore Curriculum Project as the charter operator for five years! ... See MoreSee Less

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SURPRISE!!!! An interactive visit from the Maryland Science Center today! @BaltCitySchools

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