Ashley L. Moore
Hunter Green and White
Focus for Learning
Literacy Through the Arts
"Knowledge is Power"
The Empowerment Academy, #262 is located in the western corridor of Baltimore city in a section referred to as the Panway/Braddish area. The school is a BCPSS Charter School in partnership with The Empowerment Center Inc. The school is located in the building formerly known as the Lafayette Elementary School. The Empowerment Academy is one of the oldest charter school in Baltimore City which was founded in 2003. Initially, the school was identified by the State of Maryland as an “Opportunity School”, as it was acclaimed for its rigorous academic program. Touting its mission, “Literacy Through the Arts”, The Empowerment Academy offers students courses in the areas of Visual Arts, Dance, Drama/Teacher, Vocal and Instrumental Music. Students are exposed to various art forms beginning in Pre-Kindergarten where be begin developing young artists who are polished, critical thinkers who strive for academic excellence. In addition to students having exposure to the Arts, students also learn to embody the Six Pillars of Character from the Character Counts © Program. With students being exposed to a rigorous academic program, The Arts, and Character Education, they are prepared for the world around them. After students are promoted to high school from the Empowerment Academy, they attend schools such as The Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, City College High School, and other top-ranking high schools in Baltimore City.
The Empowerment Academy is an institution dedicated to excellence in academics and the arts:
Academic Excellence: All scholars will be at or above grade level in reading and math.
Excellence in the Arts: By the time scholars leave the 8th grade, scholars will demonstrate proficiency in an arts discipline through performance or portfolio.
We empower all students to be self aware, confident, and critical thinkers by creating opportunities through academic rigor and the arts..
in realizing each learner's individual and intellectual potential.
that the student , family, staff, and community together create the educational partnership and share responsibility for learning.
That safe, trusting, and respectful relationships and environments best serve learning.
that student achievement requires an effective teacher in every classroom.
that a focus on instruction and effective programs and strategies will result in excellence.
that all students can and will learn and achieve.
Dr. Cecil W. Payton
Charles C. Robinson
Ashley L. Moore
Chair, Academic & Strategic Planning Committee
Dr. John T. Bullock
Chair, Policy & Procedures Committee
Dr. Cecil Payton
Chair, Budget & Finance Committee
Joan M. Pratt
Board President Emeritus
Dolores L. Winston
Kimberly C. Patterson
Board Meetings Schedule
2023-2024 School Year
September 13, 2023
October 11, 2023
November 8, 2023
December 13, 2023
January 10, 2024
February 7, 2024
March 13, 2024
April 10, 2024
May 8, 2024
June 12, 2024
ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD FROM 5:00 – 6:30 PM
To access the Board Agendas and Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.