October 3, 2016
From the Desk of Matt Hornbeck
Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE)
State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon and School Board President Andy Smarick presented Principal Hornbeck and Ms. Guitian with a certificate recognizing Hampstead Hill Academy as an EGATE school at a board meeting last month.  City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises and members of her staff were present at the ceremony as well.  HHA is one of only six schools in the state and two in Baltimore City to receive this prestigious designation.  Special thanks to Director of Enrichment Laura Guitian for her work on the application and daily work with our staff and students.  HHA is proud to announce that we now conduct universal screening for giftedness in grades K-4 using a less culturally and linguistically-biased measure called the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT).  For more on EGATE, please see: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/cms/lib/MD01001 351/Centricity/Domain/8049/20160204_EGATEawardsFI NAL.pdf
Mr. Hornbeck and Ms. Guitian are presented with the EGATE Award
Mr. Hornbeck and Ms. Guitian are presented with the EGATE Award