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BSAP Celebrations and Initiatives

Celebrations And Initiatives

The following programs were developed to promote achievement at the secondary level among all BSAP students:

Academic Achievement Celebrations

Academic achievement celebrations are held throughout the school year to recognize the accomplishments of students.

This year’s Celebration of Academic Achievement will honor students who are currently in grades 4 – 9 and have achieved the following levels of academic success during last year’s academic school year (2018-2019) as 3rd through 8th graders:

  • Grades 4 – 6: students earned As or Bs in all areas of mathematics AND Language Arts in all 4 quarters and did not receive any Ds or Es in any of the following subjects – language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health education for all 4 quarters
  • Grades 7 – 9: Students earned As or Bs in English, mathematics, science, and social studies in all 4 quarters.

Celebrations by Date

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (Middle Schools)
    Glenelg High School, 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg, MD 21737
    Burleigh Manor, Elkridge Landing, Glenwood, Lime Kiln, Mayfield Woods, Murray Hill
  • Monday, November 18, 2019 (Elementary Schools)
    Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD 21045
    Cradlerock, Ducketts Lane, Elkridge, Hanover Hills, Hollifield Station, Ilchester, Jeffers Hill, Phelps Luck, Rockburn, Stevens Forest, Talbott Springs, Veterans, Waterloo, Worthington
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (Middle Schools)
    River Hill High School, 12101 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029
    Clarksville, Folly Quarter, Hammond, Harper’s Choice, Oakland Mills
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (Elementary Schools)
    Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046
    Altholton, Bollman Bridge, Bryant Woods, Cedar Lane*, Clarksville, Clemens Crossing, Forest Ridge, Guilford, Hammond, Longfellow, Pointers Run, Running Brook, Swansfield, Triadelphia Ridge
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 (Middle Schools)
    Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046
    Patuxent Valley, Thomas Viaduct, Wilde Lake, Lake Elkhorn
  • Monday, December 2, 2019 (Elementary Schools)
    Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
    Bellows Spring, Bushy Park, Centennial Lane, Dayton Oaks, Deep Run, Fulton, Gorman Crossing, Laurel Woods, Lisbon, Manor Woods, Northfield, St. John’s Lane, Thunder Hill, Waverly, West Friendship
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 (Middle Schools)
    Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Old Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Bonnie Branch, Dunloggin, Ellicott Mills, Mount View, Patapsco
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (High Schools)
    Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Old Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Atholton, Centennial, Glenelg, Hammond, Howard, Long Reach, Marriotts Ridge, Mt. Hebron, Oakland Mills, Reservoir, River Hill, Wilde Lake
  • *Cedar Lane may be celebrated at their home school.

Celebration of Excellence

The purpose of this event is to honor Black/African American high school seniors who are graduating with a 3.0 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average. We are proud of our students and believe that recognizing their achievements will not only inspire our graduates to continue striving for excellence in their academic endeavors, but to also inspire their siblings and upcoming seniors to strive for excellence. Since 1997, The Council of Elders in partnership with BSAP have facilitated the night of celebration.

Cultural and Historical Field Trips

Field trips are offered to expand a student’s historical knowledge and promote their cultural pride. Site visits may include:

  • The Great Blacks in Wax Museum
  • The Howard County Center for African American Culture
  • Maryland Museum of African American Art
  • The Ellicott City Colored School
  • Reginald F. Lewis Museum


Volunteers help students reach higher levels of academic achievement in a variety of capacities. The following list is not all-inclusive, so please inquire about other volunteering opportunities.

As a supportive adult, you can assist students with school assignments, tests, organization and study skills, graphic calculator applications, chess and much more.