• December, 2018
    From the Desk of Matt Hornbeck 

    Hampstead Hill Academy is going to rock the new state accountability system.  A new star rating for each school in Maryland is coming tomorrow (December 4th) and the “stars are aligning” for HHA to make a very strong showing.  Under a federal law called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), all states must put an accountability system in place for schools.  The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) chose to utilize a one to five star rating system.  Elementary and middle schools have twenty measurement categories including student proficiency on state assessments, chronic absentee rates, English learners making progress, and credit for and access to a well-rounded curriculum.  We need 126 points to earn a rare five star rating.  I wonder how many points HHA students and staff will earn?  Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for a special press release once MSDE releases the ratings publicly. 

    Matt Hornbeck, Principal