Zaire Forrest, Govans Elementary School, Class of 2023

Attended: K – 5th Grade

Activities at Govans: 

  • First Lego League, Chess Club, Chef for a Day

Middle School: Currently attending Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, Class of 2026

Activities at Roland Park:

  • Enrolled in the Roland Park Advanced Academics Program, part of a program that Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) offers to advanced and high potential learners. It is designed to extend, enrich, and/or accelerate the standard school program to meet the needs of City School students.
  • Member, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Zaire’s dad, Christopher Forrest, is a Baltimore Curriculum Project board member.

    What’s your favorite Govans memory?

    “My favorite memory from Govans is when we made it to the state championship in the First Lego League Challenge.”

    Read about the team’s win in April 2023.

    How did Govans prepare you for Roland Park?

    “Govans prepared me for Roland Park because of how the teachers set high expectations for turning in our work on time. By the time I left Govans, it had become routine. In addition, Govans prepared me academically. When I got to Roland Park, I was already familiar with much of the content and felt confident that I already knew how to do a lot.”

    Plans for after Roland Park?

    “After middle school, I would like to go to Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and study engineering or robotics.”

    Congrats, Zaire, on all you’re accomplishing!

    Govans Elementary School is proud to be a partner feeder school with Bridges. Zaire is part of Bridges’ 13-year program that provides individualized academic and school placement support and summer/school year programming for students from age 9 to 23.

    If you graduated from a BCP school and would like to be featured in our “Alumni Spotlight,” submit your information here.

    About the Baltimore Curriculum Project

    Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) is the largest operator of local neighborhood, public charter schools in Maryland. We create safe, supportive learning environments for children PK-8 by providing innovative, research-based educational strategies, intensive teacher training and extensive support for administration and staff. We support our local neighborhood needs by tailoring our resources and support through community partnerships.

    As one of the longest-running charter operators in Maryland, our schools are regularly recognized as some of the most highly acclaimed neighborhood charter schools in the state. 

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