PRINCIPAL
Ashley L. Moore

SCHOOL NUMBER

262

 

SCHOOL COLORS

Hunter Green and White

Focus for Learning

Literacy Through the Arts

Motto

"Knowledge is Power"

MASCOT
Cheetah

 
SCHOOL HISTORY
 
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.
MISSION
 
The vision of The Empowerment Academy is to place students, educators, and families directly in the center of learning. The Empowerment Academy is a school dedicated to character development while meeting the academic and cultural needs for students of the 21st Century.
VISION
 
We believe...
  • 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.

GOVERNING BOARD

​President
Dr. Cecil W. Payton

Vice President
Antonio L. Hayes

Secretary
Karen Brown

Treasurer
Charles C. Robinson

School Principal
Ashley L. Moore

Chair, Academic & Strategic Planning  Committee
Dr. John T. Bullock

Chair, Policy & Procedures Committee
Evan Murray

Chair, Budget & Finance Committee
Joan M. Pratt

Board President Emeritus
Dolores L. Winston

Board Member
Brandon Wylie

Board Member

Kimberly C. Patterson

Board Meetings Schedule

2019-2020

October 9, 2019

November 13, 2019

December 11, 2019

January 8, 2020

February 12, 2020

March 11, 2020

April 8, 2020

May 13, 2020

June 10, 2020

ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD FROM 5:00 – 6:30 PM AT THE SCHOOL

(851 BRADDISH AVENUE, 21216)

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