• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    2014
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    95.0
    student Enrollment
    826
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 54.2
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 13.8
    Multiracial...................... 5.2
    Hispanic......................... 20.8
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. 5.5
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 48.8 
    Female........................... 51.2
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 34.4
    504.................................. 3.0
    Special Ed..................... 5.8
    LEP................................. 9.6
    Title 1............................. No

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 2017 8 classroom addition (Chrysalis Center)

Monarch Global Academy Contract School

Monarch Global

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.

    As a first year school, opening was met with many challenges. In addition to all of the problems getting the facility ready, we had to build our community of 650 new students and 75 new staff as well as the parent community. Every aspect of the operation of the school was brand new and we had many trial and errors. In addition, 65% of the staff were new to AACPS or new to teaching. We had a huge learning curve in making sure our teachers had the professional development for PYP and guided reading. While this may appear to be a challenge, what we had at the end of the year was an amazing staff who collaborated, cared for all adults and children, and who went above and beyond in so many ways. Knowing that we would be welcoming over 250 new students (because we are in year two of growth) we knew that establishing a welcoming environment for the new students would be a necessary focus for the school year. In addition we are a new PBIS school this year, so there are many initiatives that needed to be put in place for this school year.

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.