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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 Excellence

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

The Celebration of Excellence is designed 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.

This year’s Celebration of Excellence will honor high school students in their junior and senior year who have achieved the following levels of academic success during their high school career:

  • earning a cumulative weighted GPA 3.0 or above
  • earning a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.0 or above

Celebrations by Date

Academic Achievement Celebrations are being planned for December 2022. More details will be announced soon.

Celebrations of Excellence will be held in Spring 2023. Details will be shared at a later date.

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.