Intensive Learning Sites

  • Through a competitive application process, 55 schools have been named "intensive learning sites" for implementation of one of the blueprint focus areas. These schools are receiving additional staff and intensive training, and will serve as resources for other schools across the city.

    • Literacy — 20 schools have a dedicated literacy coach to support teachers as they improve instruction in English language arts, along with providing targeted professional development tailored to needs at individual schools. National experts in literacy instruction will reinforce professional learning for staff with additional on-site coaching. 

    • Social and emotional learning — 20 schools are receiving focused training in supporting students’ social and emotional learning, a key component of the blueprint’s emphasis on engaging students and fostering their learning by recognizing them as whole individuals. Each school will have an inviting space where students can reflect and decompress, with a trained staff member who works with them on developing constructive behavior and connecting them to academic support or other services. 

    • Restorative practice — With support from Open Society Institute–Baltimore link opens new browser window, 15 schools are receiving intensive training from the International Institute for Restorative Practices, the Community Conferencing Center, and others. Restorative practice promotes positive school environments and works to build healthy communities, another area that is essential to addressing student wholeness.

    Read the press release announcing the intensive learning sites link opens PDF file (January 24, 2018)

    Literacy sites

    Abbottston Elementary School
    Augusta Savage Fells Savage Institute
    Booker T. Washington Middle School
    Callaway Elementary School
    Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle School
    Dallas F. Nicholas, Sr. Elementary School
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary/Middle School
    Federal Hill Preparatory Academy
    Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School
    Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School #215
    John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School
    Joseph C. Briscoe Academy
    Lockerman Bundy Elementary School
    North Bend Elementary/Middle School
    Reginald F. Lewis High School
    Stadium School
    Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School
    Vanguard Collegiate Middle School
    Woodhome Elementary/Middle School
    Yorkwood Elementary School

    Social-emotional learning sites

    Achievement Academy
    Carver Vocational-Technical High School
    Collington Square Elementary/Middle School
    Cross Country Elementary/Middle School
    Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School
    Dr. Bernard Harris, Sr., Elementary School
    Excel Academy
    Guilford Elementary/Middle School
    Gwynns Falls Elementary School
    Hilton Elementary School
    Johnston Square Elementary School
    Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School
    Mary E. Rodman Elementary School
    Moravia Park Elementary School
    NACA Freedom and Democracy Academy II
    National Academy Foundation
    New Song Academy
    Pimlico Elementary/Middle School
    Steuart Hill Academic Academy
    Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School


  • Restorative practice sites

    Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
    Arundel Elementary School
    Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School
    Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West
    Dorothy I. Height Elementary School
    Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School
    Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School
    Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School
    Harford Heights Elementary School
    Holabird Elementary/Middle School
    Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School
    The Mount Washington School
    Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School
    Westport Academy
    Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School