Great things are happening:
- July 1, 2021 Pimlico Elementary/Middle officially became BCP’s sixth neighborhood conversion charter school with full support of the community and in close partnership with the district.
- June 30, 2021 Dr Richetta, Principal of City Springs Elementary/Middle and Mr. Hornbeck, Principal of Hampstead Hill Academy received the “Distinguished” designation by Baltimore City Public Schools. Mr. Henry, Principal of Frederick Elementary was also designated as “Transformational” and joins Mr. Gaithers, Principal of Wolfe Street Academy who also holds this honor. In order to receive “Distinguished or Transformational” recognition, principals have to submit an application to the PSASA Joint Governing Panel and must be able to provide evidence of impact in the same role for the past three years.
- Oct 9, 2020 City Springs middle school teacher, Wyatt Oroke was named Maryland Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRBm5EzWwI4; link to MSDE press release
- Nov 12, 2019 Wolfe Street Academy was the first charter school in MD to receive an 8-year charter renewal based on 12 years of success. Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises had the following to say about Wolfe Street Academy at the board meeting: “I just want to say Principal Gaither is here this evening and it is not with fairy dust that a school can serve large numbers of ELL learners, of recent immigrants, of young people who come from families who are challenged not just with being often times lower income, but are challenged increasingly with psychological assault on their humanity. It is places like Wolfe Street that model the kind of refuge that I referenced earlier. In a city with many challenges, we should have schools that are refuges for our young people and I want Principal Gaither to know that I know it wasn’t a two or three-year process. It takes time to get there. But, the steady consistent focus on the right thing. It’s one of the best things that happened today was knowing this recommendation and to be the first, since we’re looking at history, I can’t think of a better school to get the first 8-year renewal in Baltimore City Public Schools. So, congratulations.” https://ftp.baltimorecityschools.org/renewals/023-RenewalReport.pdf