Category: Education

Free Computer Class for Adults

Recently one of our neighbors asked me if I can arrange a free computer class for our adult residents, who may not feel very comfortable in using computers. Accordingly, I approached some of our University of Maryland students who became very excited in teaching such a class for free. In fact, one of these students […]

Saturday October 25th, 2014 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »

City, UMD to Start Elementary School in College Park

At tomorrow’s worksession, the council will discuss City-University Partnership’s proposal to launch a Pre-K to 6 elementary school. The new school will be built off the success of the College Park Academy (CPA) in 2013 – a public charter middle and high school for Prince George’s County students that is one of the most advanced […]

Monday October 6th, 2014 in Education, School | No Comments »

College Park Academy Scores Big Among Local Schools

Great news. According to the Baltimore Sun,  the College Park Academy has scored incredible MSA scores!! As you can see from the chart below, the College Park Academy scored higher than almost all Prince Georges’s County schools, the Montgomery County Average, and the MD State average. Ortiz Brewster, the school’s Principal said “I think that […]

Monday July 21st, 2014 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

City Announces Summer Camps Scholarships

Like last year, the City pf College Park is providing scholarships to College Park students so that they can attend summer camps at the University of Maryland.The deadline is March 14. The City will be paying upto $500 to each student. Applications are available online at www.collegeparkmd.gov. and at Youth and Family Services 4912 Nantucket […]

Saturday February 22nd, 2014 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »

Council to Vote on Funding Model to Buy Proposed College Park Academy Site

At tonight’s meeting, College Park City Council will vote on a preferred financing model to buy AlHuda property at Edgewood Road as the future home of the College Park Academy. For the past several weeks, the College Park Academy (CPA) has been conducting feasibility studies to purchase the Al-Huda property with the goal of possible […]

Tuesday February 11th, 2014 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

CPA, City Propose Measures to Address Traffic Concerns

Council member Wojahn and I sent the following email to the neighbors addressing traffic concerns that might result from the proposed move to the Al-Huda school site. _______________________________ Thanks to those of you who were able to participate in the recent meeting regarding potential solutions to the traffic issues that might result from the College […]

Wednesday February 5th, 2014 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

Town Hall Meeting on College Park Academy, Tonight at 7pm

Council member Wojahn and I are organizing a town hall meeting tonight at 7pm, at Davis Hall to discuss the possible relocation of College Park Academy to the current AlHuda school site. Please see below for details.

College Park Academy’s Search for its New Home Comes to North College Park

The Middle to High charter school College Park Academy is considering to locate to north College Park as part of its search for a new location inside College Park. The Academy opened last year but had to locate in St. Mark’s Church in Adelphi, Hyattsville. The Academy has been looking into a number of locations […]

Monday December 23rd, 2013 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

College Park Academy 2014 Enrollment Begins

The College Park Academy has recently opened its 2014 enrollment. The application deadline is January 31st. As you know, in order to provide a rigorous college prep middle and high school for local students, the partnership of the University of Maryland and the City of College Park has launched the College Park Academy. Qualified students […]

Friday December 13th, 2013 in College Park academy, Education | 4 Comments »

Council Discusses $47.5K Grant to Area’s Schools

In last night’s Council meeting, the Mayor and Council discussed grants to areas schools that serve College Park’s students. The purpose of the grants is to support local schools in enriching students’ educational experience. The grant funds available in FY 2014 available grant funds total $47,500. Grant amounts are available in two tiers- maximum $7,500 […]

Wednesday November 20th, 2013 in Education | No Comments »

November Events at the Community Library: Story Time, Movie Nights, ESOL and More..

Please see below the events at the College Park Community Library. The library will be closed on the following dates: Mon. Nov. 11th Veterans Day and Thurs. Nov. 28th Thanksgiving. CPCL presents English as a Second Language Classes will be held from Oct. 2nd  to Dec. 11th 2013 from 9:30 – 10:30.  Adult classes – children welcome – $10.00 materials fee.  It’s […]

Saturday November 9th, 2013 in Education, Library | No Comments »

College Park Academy ‘Officially’ Opens

Although the College park Academy started its new academic session weeks ago, the “official” opening happened last Monday. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and University of Maryland President Wallace Loh on Monday cut the ribbon on a new charter school near the university campus that offers a college-preparatory […]

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

School Board Approves College Park Academy, Recruiting Staff to Start Soon

In a major news last Thursday, the College Park Academy was approved by the Prince George’s County School Board. The College Park Academy will be the latest charter school in the county. The County already has 7 charters schools. http://www1.pgcps.org/charters/ This means the school can now start operating from the upcoming fall semester. The school […]

Saturday June 29th, 2013 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

Petition Against Stop Funding for College Park Academy

The General Assembly is considering cutting the funds that the State is making available to start the College Park Academy, the local charter school that will be opening next year. The University of Maryland Student Government Association has started a petition to stop those cuts, which you can sign here: Here is a description of […]

Wednesday February 27th, 2013 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

Scholarships to UMD Youth Smmer Camps for College Park Youths

The City of College Park is offering scholarships for UMD Smmer Youth Camps to youths who live within the City of College Park. Scholarships are available up to $500. The City Council has allocated enough funds to send about 35 youths. While many of the camps are for middle and high school students, there are […]

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