ACCE offers a first-rate academic education in a caring environment. We believe that mastering the basics while nurturing creativity and critical thinking will prepare our students to become leaders, independent thinkers, problem solvers and decision-makers. Focused efforts on mastering respect and responsibility help develop the total child.
We are also committed to providing students with an enriched learning environment, including participation in visual and performing arts, foreign language, music, technology and hands-on science.
We expect the students of the ACCE learning community to strive toward excellence in academics, social skills, computer literacy and community service.
The UB/ACCE partnership-----2014 University of Baltimore Closing Ceremony a Great Success!!!
On August 1st we closed an amazing summer session of the College Readiness Academy. Over 100 guests joined us to celebrate the persistence and tenacity of our program participants in completing the program on their pathway to dual enrollment. Welcomed by a gallery of student vision boards depicting their 10 year goals, guests poured in to hear student presentations of strategies they appreciated for developing their academic and social skills necessary for college success.
MC'd by Raymond Bailey (Governor's Academy '17) and Kirsten Toland (National Academy Foundation High '16) we kicked off the program by asking the audience to join us for the "cup challenge." Participants witnessed the encouragement, reflection and patience necessary for building effective teamwork - a tenet of our program. Next students discussed how we engaged them in activities that helped them make connections between course content, the real world and themselves. This included dissecting and discussing meaning of hip hop lyrics, building raised garden beds while exploring environmental sustainability and exploring contents of the book Night by Elie Wiesel.
Finally students, received certificates of completion in addition to several honorable mentions from program faculty to students who showed above average commitment to their development. For photos and a summary of live tweeting from the event, click here: 2014 #UBCollegeReady Closing Ceremony
Capturing the vision...
Guests enjoying vision boards created by students showing their 10 year goals...
The "Cup Challenge"
Students were broken into small advisory groups and participated in team building challenges...
Students breaking down lyrics from Black Boy Fly and making connections to black male achievement research...
Baltimore Sun notes #UBCollegeReady as a strategy supporting college readiness for Baltimore's students...
Sun article highlights #UBCollegeReady
In an August 9th article Boosting college readiness is goal for new city schools CEO, the University of Baltimore College Readiness Academy was noted as one of the programs across the City working to develop effective habits of learning and work for City students. Kiss Hammond, a Paul Laurence Dunbar Poet, was quoted noting how this summer's academy benefited her. Take a moment to read the piece...
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A Message From the Principal
Dear Parents and Families,
I am honored to welcome you to another dynamic school year at The Academy for College and Career Exploration a place we affectionately call “The Great ACCE.” I am honored (elated) that you decided be a part of our amazing ACCE Family.
The ACCE mission is to help Baltimore youth develop a love of learning, a constructive direction for their lives and a belief in their own abilities to succeed. We live and breathe the importance of preparing students for a world beyond high school. With 11th and 12th grade internship programs, dual enrollment classes, Advanced Placement courses, Peer Group Connection, the designation as a Maryland Green School, Maryland Stem School, and College and Career Thursday’s, we infuse the idea of higher education in all of our students.
Over the summer, the leadership team and I have worked to ensure that our systems are different and we push the envelope to impact student achievement. We will maintain our 90-90-90 school goal. The goal involves increasing student attendance to 90%, increase the pass rate in every classroom to 90% and increase the graduation rate to 90% with the support of standardized testing (PARCC). These goals with the new systems we have in place will provide an organization wide focus leading to increase student achievement.We are excited to have you as a part of our ACCE Family for the 2014-2015 school year!
Standing on the diamond,
Quinhon N. Goodlowe
The Academy for College & Career Exploration (ACCE) - #427
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