Summer is a busy time in the Baltimore Curriculum Project network of neighborhood conversion charter schools.
Each school offers free, full-day academic-based summer programs to continue the learning and provide fun enrichment activities.
Wolfe Street Academy’s Summer Program is a free, full day, academic based program for returning Wolfe Street Academy students in 1st-5th grades. This summer, students explored STEM through a hands-on curriculum entitled, “Magic? No, It’s Science,’ from our Let’s Go Boys and Girls Community Partners. They also read grade-level stories and novels that explored a range of topics such as equity and inclusion, financial literacy, teamwork and more. The program included a focus on handwriting and math facts to strengthen skills for the next grade level.
Students in grades 3-5 gained exposure to research skills, as they developed a project about the different stages of water. Students also engaged in exciting field trips at the end of each week to support their learning and physical movement. We closed out our program with entertaining student-led magic shows and oral presentations.
City Springs Elementary / Middle School and Hampstead Hill Academy were proud recipients of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ national Summer Boost funding for charter schools to provide summer academic enrichment to stem pandemic learning loss. Two of 18 Baltimore charter schools selected by Bloomberg, our BCP schools created a summer program designed to engage students and address learning gaps.
Govans Elementary School is hosting a summer school program for its K-5 students, Monday through Thursday with academic instruction in the morning and enrichment in the afternoon. On Thursdays, the program includes fund field trips to Port Discovery and the movies. A number of community partners provide enrichment programs, including Y on the Fly, Boardroom Chess, Girls in the Game, 10:12 Sports, and Game on Fitness.
Hampstead Hill’s summer programs extend beyond its Summer Boost grant funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies for its K-6 morning enrichment and afternoon Spanish-immersion Campo STEM. Other HHA camps include:
- Busy Bees, full-day in person summer program for K-4
- Middle Grades Partnership, full-day, in-person summer program for grades 5 – 8
- Fitness Fun and Games, full-day, in-person summer program for grades K – 8
Pimlico Elementary / Middle School and Frederick Elementary School also have summer programs for their students, with educators using the summer break to plan for new initiatives like the resurgence of the Pimlico Garden as part of BCP’s innovative, unique Food for Life program.
Read more about what Iman Williams, Pimlico’s Food and Nutrition Educator, is doing this summer in the garden.