2016 Business Partners of the Year

  • Under 50 Employees

    Bowie Baysox, Nominated by STEM Office, AACPS

     The Bowie Baysox organization, represented by Adam Pohl, has been an incredible partner for AACPS. Pohl has worked on behalf of not only the students, but also the teachers and staff. The goal of providing ever-increasing opportunities for learning and advanced achievement is evident in every program the Baysox implement. The fact that all they do is available to every student in one way or another, demonstrates a desire to support the elevation of all students and a goal of helping AACPS to eliminate all gaps.


    Over 50 Employees

    Anne Arundel Medical Center, Nominated by Severna Park High School

    Ivan George, the director of the James and Sylvia Earl Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning Center (SAIL), housed at Anne Arundel Medical Center, has a pioneer in developing opportunities for students in the Business, Innovation, & Leadership Signature Program at Severna Park High School. As the first simulated medical center in the country to offer high school internships, the SAIL center is indeed an innovator. This unique partnership opens doors  for high school students throughout the county to internships, research, leadership, and networking opportunities with world-renowned doctors, fellows, and corporations. Under his direction, student internships at the SAIL Center have led to publication in medical journals, participation in international surgical conferences development of student lecture series and live tele-surgeries, and medical device training. Students have also won national awards for their outstanding work with the SAIL team.

2016 Business Partner of the Year Nominees

    • Dogwood Acres, Nominated by Phoenix Academy
    • First Command Financial Services, Nominated by Old Mill High School
    • Franklin Toys, Nominated by AACPS Central Office
    • iJET International, Nominated by South River High School
    • Natural Resources Conservation Servce of the USDA, Nominated by Broadneck High School/ Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center
    • Pathwats Anne Arundel Medical Center, Nominated by Northeast High School/ AACPS Central Office
    • Pasadena Business Association, Nominated by Chesapeake High School/ Northeast High School
    • Rockwell Collins, Nominated by South River High School
    • Ruppert Landscape Management Forestville Branch, Nominated by Southern High School