Here's a list of some of our partners and their websites:
Expeditionary Learning (EL) schools inspire the motivation to learn, engage teachers and students in new levels of focus and effort, and transform schools into places where students and adults become leaders of their own learning. EL provides a rigorous academic model that challenges students - even those starting with low skill levels - with high level tasks and active roles in the classroom. SBCS is ranked as one of the highest performing EL schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, statewide organization whose mission is to promote and serve the Maryland Charter School movement. SBCS participates in MCSN as one of our state's oldest charter schools.
Northwestern Evaluation Association (NWEA) was founded in 1977 by professional educators who wanted to devise a formative testing system that could respond dynamically to each child's unique learning style. Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) uses computer adaptive technology to assess student growth and to provide teachers with tools that build students skills in literacy and math. SBCS students participate in MAP three times per year as part of a comprehensive assessment portfolio that includes MSA testing, student-lead conferences, and classroom observation.
Parks and People Foundation is dedicated to supporting a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities; creating and sustaining beautiful and lively parks; and promoting a healthy environment for Baltimore. Our gardening activities and the "tree-scape" along the front of our campus were all part of the SBCS partnership with Parks and People.
University of Maryland in Baltimore (UMB) and the UMB Outreach Council partner with local schools to provide improved outcomes for students and families in neighborhoods close to campus. Each year, UM students, faculty, and staff are responsible for more than 2 million hours of community service. UMB law and medical students work with SBCS students on science and health projects through our weekly Club UMB. UMB also hosts an annual public school art exhibit featuring SBCS artists.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States. The Foundation's sole purpose is to assist low-income and vulnerable individuals and families through non-profit grants to direct-service providers and programs.
Young Audiences of Maryland is the nation's largest arts education network. Young Audiences' mission is to transform the lives and education of our youth through the arts by connecting educators, professional artists, and communities. SBCS annually hosts a Young Audiences residency and often serves as a beta site for the development of new work by teaching artists.