Baltimore City Schools
The Baltimore Scholars Program is the latest in a long series of Johns Hopkins Institutions programs in support of public education in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. The university's eight schools and its Applied Physics Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins Health System work in many areas to help city school students, teachers, administrators and parents.
The following are a few examples of the kinds of work that Johns Hopkins is doing in public education in Baltimore City:
Project Site Support — led by the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education in collaboration with Morgan State and UMBC — has prepared about 10 percent of current city schoolteachers. The program has a retention rate of 85 percent over the past five years.
The Johns Hopkins Center for the Social Organization of Schools has been involved in city schools since 1967 and has provided research — based advice and support for city schools, including most recently the creation of one of the city's "innovation" high schools, which opens in September 2004.
Through its National Network of Partnership Schools, CSOS also fosters family and community involvement in city schools.
The Dunbar-Hopkins Health Partnership has provided students from Dunbar High School with advanced courses, training, mentoring, SAT preparation and exposure to working in health fields through jobs and internships. More than 1,200 students have benefitted from the program since 1996; many have gone on to jobs and careers in the health field, including a number who are practicing medical doctors.
The Johns Hopkins Health System and the School of Nursing provide one-on-one tutoring to hundreds of city school children in after-school and summer programs.
The Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project has been helping city school students with their studies since 1958, making it the longest-running program of its kind in Baltimore. It has served more than 5,000 students.
The Center for Talented Youth provides opportunities and scholarships for the city's best and brightest students. In the past six years, CTY has provided scholarships for some 265 city school students, providing access to courses and training worth an estimated $700,000.
The Johns Hopkins Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program, established by the Applied Physics Laboratory, works with Morgan State University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, to encourage excellence in math, science and engineering in city school students.
Through the Johns Hopkins Peabody Prep Outreach Program, the university is helping students at several city elementary schools learn better by learning music. The program also provides students with training at Peabody.
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