Baltimore City to Open Student Learning Centers for Small Groups

Baltimore City Public Schools will partner with Baltimore City Recreation and Parks to open 15 elementary schools for students to learn online in small groups, beginning September 28.

This partnership will allow for 1,000 students to access remote lessons in small groups throughout the city. The Student Learning Centers will help students who do not have internet at home or are less likely to be able to access classes online, providing a space for them to learn in groups of 10-15 students under supervision. The centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. an students will follow social distancing guidelines as well as go through mandatory health screenings.

From Baltimore Sun:

“As we learned in the spring, the transition from a traditional classroom to a virtual learning environment can create challenges for some of our most vulnerable students – including those without ready access to, or familiarity with technology, internet, and other resources,” said Sonja Santelises, CEO of the city schools in a statement.

Centers will be open in the following schools:

  • William Paca Elementary
  • Waverly Elementary/Middle
  • Dorothy I. Height Elementary
  • Elmer A. Henderson Elementary/Middle
  • Wildwood Elementary/Middle
  • Mary E. Rodman Elementary
  • Sinclair Lane Elementary
  • Pimlico Elementary
  • Sandtown-Winchester Elementary/Middle
  • Farring Bay-Brook Recreation Center
  • Lakeland Recreation and STEAM Center
  • John Ruhrah Elementary Middle
  • Beechfield Elementary/Middle
  • Baltimore International Academy East.