Achievement Academy
Address
2201 Pinewood Avenue

,
21218

United States
Coordinates39°21′56.77″N 76°34′15.46″W / 39.3657694°N 76.5709611°W / 39.3657694; -76.5709611Coordinates: 39°21′56.77″N 76°34′15.46″W / 39.3657694°N 76.5709611°W / 39.3657694; -76.5709611
Information
School typePublic, Adult, Alternative
School districtBaltimore City Public Schools
School number413
PrincipalDavid Verdi[1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment411[1] (2018)
AreaUrban
MascotPirate[2]
Websitewww.baltimorecityschools.org/schools/413

Achievement Academy, officially Achievement Academy at Harbor City High School,[1] is a public alternative high school located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The school currently resides in the former Northern High School campus, at 2201 Pinewood Avenue.[1] Achievement Academy is an alternative school program operated by Baltimore City Public Schools to serve students with severe academic and/or behavior issues.[3]

Achievement Academy's previous home in the building of the former Harbor City High School, 2555 Harford Road
Achievement Academy's previous home in the building of the former Harbor City High School, 2555 Harford Road

From 2010 until 2015, the school was located at 2555 Harford Road, inside of the former Harbor City High School.[4] Beginning with the 2008 school year, Achievement Academy shared this space with Baltimore Antioch Diploma Plus High School, but this latter school was closed by Baltimore City Public Schools in 2014.[5]

It was reported in 2012 that BCPSS, then under the leadership of CEO Andres Alonso, was planning to close Achievement Academy as one of 26 closures citywide.[6] Instead of closure however, the Board of School Commissioners voted to move the school to its current location within the Northern High School campus in 2015, replacing W.E.B. DuBois High School which had been closed there the previous summer.[4][7] It now shares that building with Reginald F. Lewis High School.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Achievement Academy at Harbor City High School". Baltimore City Public Schools.
  2. ^ "Achievement Academy at Harbor City High School / Homepage". 2018-08-01. Archived from the original on 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  3. ^ Neufeld, Sara; Fenton, Justin (2009-05-09). "Convicted murderer worked in city school". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. p. 7. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  4. ^ a b Casciani, Cheryl A; Kannam, Peter. "Site Specific Educational Specifications Fairmount-Harford Bldg #456" (PDF). Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners.
  5. ^ Green, Erica (2013-12-17). "City board votes to close six schools in 2014". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  6. ^ Green, Erica (2012-11-28). "Schools offer plan to optimize facilities". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. p. 10. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  7. ^ "Notice of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners' Decision Regarding School Closures, Relocations and Building Surplus". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 2015-02-27. p. 9. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  8. ^ Campbell, Colin; Bowie, Liz (2014-11-12). "Six city schools recommended for closure". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. p. 14. Retrieved 2019-04-28.