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 program for hundreds of sixth and seventh graders. Mayor and members of City Council were also present at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The City Council granted $80,000 in the current City budget for the academy. The school is currently located in Hyattsville, just outside of College Park, The City has been actively trying to locate the school somewhere within the city.

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