We’re proud of every Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) 5th grader and 8th grader who now takes the lessons and experiences learned as a BCP student on to middle school or high school. 

We particularly salute the 278 8th grade students at our three schools with middle school programs – City Springs Elementary / Middle School, Hampstead Hill Academy, and Pimlico Elementary / Middle School – who transition to high school, ready to achieve and embrace every possibility.

Many of this year’s 8th grade students will be attending Baltimore’s top-tier high schools: Baltimore City College; Western, and Baltimore Polytechnic (Poly). Each student needed to meet rigorous entrance requirements.

  • 15% (42) of BCP 8th grade students will join Baltimore Polytechnic. They will be well prepared for Poly’s challenging and engaging curriculum focused on a robust STEM and humanities program.  
  • 6% (14) of BCP 8th grade students will join Baltimore City College this fall. City College, the nation’s third oldest public high school, is an International Baccalaureate World School and offers a rigorous college-preparatory program that incorporates communication, intercultural awareness, and inquiry-based learning. 
  • 14 BCP 8th grade girls will join Western High School, the country’s oldest all-girls public high school. Western’s excellent academic programs include STEM, a vibrant visual and performing arts program, and information technology.  

Congratulations to our Valedictorians and Salutatorians, too!

Pimlico Elementary / Middle School

Valedictorian Grace Nyembo, Attending Baltimore City College Preparatory in fall 2023

Grace Nyembo

From Principal Nneka Warren:

“Grace exemplifies Pimlico’s 3 Rs by being Ready, Respectful, and Responsible. She stands out from her peers as an extraordinary student that came to school almost every day, eager, motivated, and willing to work diligently on rigorous tasks. She asked important questions and sought information when she needed to and worked as a team player. Her behavior and manners reflect a productive and loving home environment, and her work and dedication are strongly acknowledged and appreciated today. Grace is acknowledged for her meticulousness and for her pride in her academics.”

Salutatorian Angie Navarro-Rojas, Attending Forest Park High School

From Principal Warren:

“Angie Navarro-Rojas holds the second highest GPA this school year. She is a kind, focused, and cooperative student that also worked rigorously and diligently on her studies throughout her middle school years. She exhibits leadership by being a model student: one who comes to school; follows the 3 Rs, Ready, Respectful, and Responsible; and one who is bright.”

Angie Navarro-Rojas

City Springs Elementary / Middle School

Valedictorian Terrence Void, Attending Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Terrence Void

From Principal Dr. Rhonda Richetta:

“Terrence has been a standout City Springs scholar since Pre-Kindergarten. Terrence has continuously exemplified the City Springs’ attributes and Leader in Me Habits, and has set himself apart both inside and outside the classroom. During his 8th grade year, Terrence maintained a GPA of 4.125, while being a member of the City Springs Honors program. He  created a website for National History Day, which won a school-based award for excellence. He hopes to someday be a videogame developer.”

Salutatorian Jessica Belcher, Attending Baltimore City College

From Dr. Richetta:

“Jessica joined City Springs before her 3rd grade year and has been a phenomenal scholar who has set herself apart as a leader of the school community. She is part of our Honors Program and has been a member of our Martial Arts club. She’s earned a GPA of 4.125 and acknowledgements from her teachers for her excellence in her work quality. She hopes to someday attend the Culinary Institute of America and become a world renowned chef.”

Jessica Belcher

Hampstead Hill Academy

Valedictorian Robert Emmett Bush, Attending Baltimore City College

From Principal Matt Hornbeck:

“Emmett is one of the recipients of the President’s Educational Achievement  award.He has excelled in each of hissubjects and ended the year with a GPA over 4.0 as well as achieving the highest average scores across his NWEA assessments in science, mathematics, and English/Language Arts. He is an outstanding hockey player and accumulated an impressive amount of community service hours.” .

Salutatorian Una Zelic, Attending Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

From Mr. Hornbeck:

“Una is a recipient of the President’s Award for Educational Excellence as one of two HHA students who have demonstrated the highest cumulative GPA in the 8th grade and the highest average scores across their NWEA assessments in science, mathematics, and English/language arts. Una excelled in the classroom and impressed audiences with her exceptional violin performances.”

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. 

Pimlico Elementary / Middle School

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