• The National Academic League motivates and recognizes academic athletes much like their athletic peers. By successfully combining the important aspects of team sports -- such as competitiveness, strategy, teamwork and cooperation in a group effort -- with important aspects of learning -- such as problem solving, critical thinking and scholarship -- the NAL® generates the same popular enthusiasm and pride as do sports teams. It's cool to be smart! 

     The BaltimorecityNAL @Hampden meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45.  Games are usually every other week on Wednesdays or Thursdays @ 3:30, competing against other schools in Baltimore City.  There is also a National Championship Tournament.  The goals of the Baltimore City NAL® is to Honor academic accomplishments; Increase public awareness of student academic achievements; Promote learning for all students and their parents; Increase real-world use of the Internet and distance learning; Provide academic athletes the focus of other athletes...For more information, visit www.nationalacademicleague.org. or see Coach Laird.