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For Students

It’s Your Education!

There are many amazing and affordable options in Baltimore City to support students in academics and extra-curricular activities. Whether you’re looking for help with your homework, something really cool to do over the summer, or just somewhere interesting to hang out after school this is a great place to start.

Remember: Organization + Responsibility = Success!

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1. After School & Tutoring Programs

2. Summer & Youth Programs

YO! Baltimore
For more than a decade YO! Baltimore has successfully helped young people, previously disconnected from traditional learning environments, to increase their wage earnings and education credentials.
https://www.yobaltimore.org/

Baltimore City Youth Sports Programs
https://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/Recreation/SportsYouthandAdult/SportsPrograms.aspx

Next One Up
The Mission of Next One Up, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, is transforming the lives of young men in Baltimore City by supporting and advancing their academic, athletic and social development.
https://www.nextoneup.org/

  • Summer Camp Tuition
  • High School placement assistance
  • College prep classes/Admissions counseling
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Strength training
  • Physical/mental health and wellness

Summer Learning Programs
Summer learning, meals, reading and fun!
https://youthbmore.org/summer-programs/

3. How To Pick The Right High School For You

The transition from private elementary school to high school – either public or private – is a significant but exciting change. Like all transitions, it includes a combination of preparation, excitement and even a little apprehension.

The foundation has been laid and the seeds planted. Your high school years will be ones of building on that foundation and blossoming into the young adult who begins to think about the right next steps in terms of college and a career.

For students considering Baltimore City Public High Schools, this new school choice website is a great online tool to help them make this important decision. Visit https://schoolchoice.baltimorecityschools.org/ to browse schools by location and programs offered.

Check out some of the links below for more information on what to think about when looking for the right high school for you.

AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland Schools)
Visit this page to learn about finding AND affording private school.

Great Schools
General information about all levels of schools, with articles on how to choose schools and supporting children in their education
https://www.greatschools.org
https://www.greatschools.org/maryland/baltimore/schools/?gradeLevels=h

Archdiocese of Baltimore
A resource about Catholic education in Baltimore.
https://www.archbalt.org/schools/

The ASSOCIATED
A listing of Jewish Day Schools in Baltimore.
https://www.associated.org/page.aspx?id=247122

Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. Browse our classroom lessons and parent education resources by grade level or topical area.
https://www.commonsensemedia.org

Maryland Charter School Network
A comprehensive list of charter schools in the state.
https://www.mdcharternetwork.org/csi_md_charterschools.html

US News and World Report Public High School Ranking Information
Maryland’s Baltimore City Public Schools contains 38 high schools. The district contains nine schools that received gold, silver or bronze medals in U.S. News’s Best High Schools rankings. See where the school you are considering ranks.
https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/maryland/districts/baltimore-city-public-schools

4. How To Afford High School

Many high schools recognize that not all families can afford to pay full tuition for their children. Private high schools throughout Baltimore offer a variety of financial aid options to students. Some schools offer generous scholarship packages based on the student’s score on a test. Some require interviews, while others have financial aid programs that are entirely needs-based. Most do not widely publicize their aid programs, but instead let parents take the initiative in applying for aid.

You must contact individual schools you are considering to find out what financial aid they offer. There is a great deal of competition for limited scholarship dollars among high school students, so you will need to act quickly and make sure that you meet all deadlines. Most high schools do not consider applicants for financial aid who miss a deadline by even a single day.

Here are some more questions to consider when evaluating high schools:

  • How much is tuition? On what schedule does the school expect this tuition to be paid?
  • Does the school offer its own financial aid? How much? What is the deadline to apply for financial aid? If it is too late to apply for this year, could I get aid next year?
  • What fees are not covered by tuition?
  • How much is the registration and/or application fee? (Be sure to distinguish between refundable deposits and nonrefundable fees.)
  • How much will books cost? Uniforms (if required)? Other extra fees for activities, lunches, sports, etc.?
  • Is there a finance charge for monthly payments? What are the penalties for late payments?
  • Does the school require or strongly encourage parental participation in fundraising activities (e.g. selling chocolates, helping with bake sales, etc.)?

5. Get On The Path To College

Getting on the path to college takes a lot of effort and hard work, but don’t get stressed about it because we have lots of resources right here to support you along the way. Check out these amazing organizations offering support on the path to college.

Baltimore Scholars Program
The Baltimore Scholars Program offers full-tuition scholarships for Baltimore City public high school students who are accepted to Johns Hopkins University.
https://apply.jhu.edu/finaid/baltimorescholars

College Board
Free college preparation and planning tools.
https://www.collegeboard.org/

College Bound Foundation
A great resource if your student attends Baltimore City Public High Schools.
https://www.collegeboundfoundation.org/

College Track
A national education nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to reach their dreams of a college degree. Their mission is to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures for students who are historically and currently under-represented in higher education.
https://www.collegetrack.org

Junior Achievement
Business, economic and life skills programs
httpss://jamaryland.org/about

6. Alumni

Be an inspiration!

Share your story with CSFB Family. Write us, send us a picture of your high school or college graduation, or just share something awesome you’re doing in your life. We want to hear from you!