• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    2005
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    95.0
    student Enrollment
    463
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 38.9
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 28.9
    Multiracial...................... 6.7
    Hispanic......................... 8.6
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. 16.2
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 55.3 
    Female........................... 44.7
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 16.7
    504.................................. 6.9
    Special Ed..................... 3.2
    LEP................................. -
    Title 1............................. No

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 2008, 2015 New building, 4 classroom addition

Chesapeake Science Point

ChesapeakeSP

Who We Are: Our Community and School Culture

  • Each of our schools’ leadership teams analyzed the factors that impact their students’ ability to engage deeply and achieve academic success. They shared stories of their students and families, some of whom are facing serious challenges associated with physical wellness, social-emotional stability, unique learning needs, family security, mental health, violence, and food/housing uncertainties. They discussed the obstacles that their students face daily when preparing to come to school on time, ready to learn.

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    Questions such as the following drove discussions around Anne Arundel County: 

    • What are the challenges and obstacles that negatively affect our students’ engagement and achievement most significantly and why?
    • Are we analyzing our data and listening closely to learn about all of our students when we seek to understand our learners’ social-emotional and academic struggles?
    • How do cultural differences, language challenges, transportation difficulties, health problems, and frequent family relocation (mobility) serve as obstacles to school success for our students?
    • What resources and supports are available within AACPS and across our county to support students and families in need?  How do we help our families receive the supports they need?

Our School Culture

  • Below is the school’s story as seen through the eyes of school leaders. They discuss the culture of their school and the community.

    Chesapeake Science Point's culture is very unique. Because many of our students have been together since the sixth grade, there is a sense of family and belonging with each group of students. As students move from the middle school to the high school, their relationships grow even closer. Our sixth graders do not have that feeling of belonging and family as do the students in seventh-twelfth grade. This is due in part to them not knowing one another prior to their arrival. The staff members are very close. They volunteer to stay after and tutor the students as well as run multiple organizations and clubs for the benefit of our school community. There are some challenges with teachers having the belief that all students can achieve, however it is not indicative of the entire staff. Much of this comes from an attitude of elitism due to our special programs. Because of the length of time that students spend at CSP, their parents

    have the opportunity to grow quite close to many of the teachers as well and many of the relationships between parents and teachers have developed over a considerable amount of time and across the education of whole families of children. We welcome numerous alumni over the years to work along side the staff as technical support specialists, secretaries, and robotics team coaches. Overall teachers, students, and all stakeholders have a very good relationship.

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    Our values were developed by our staff in order to guide our future decision making. We value the following: • Preparing our students for a diverse, global world where they take action to make a difference • Creating community partnerships and relationships • Developing relationships to learn the stories of our students and staff • Providing engaging instruction to meet the needs of all our of students • Developing the whole child to support emotional, social, and and academic growth

    While Overlook has a strong community base, we strive to increase our community involvement in academics by providing informational sessions and school-wide activities to engage all stakeholders.

CHALLENGES TO STUDENT SUCCESS

  • The leadership team in each AACPS school reviewed all of the factors that may influence their students’ engagement and achievement in school; these challenges include academic data elements, community history, and socio-economic aspects of each community. The school’s leadership team identified the following elements as impactful for their students.

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Principal's Annual Summary*

  • This reflection will include a discussion of data and progress related to the Strategic Plan Indicators on which the school has been focused.

    *This year’s statement will be completed by July 2019.