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.
 
VISION

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.

MISSION
 
We empower all students to be self aware, confident, and critical thinkers by creating opportunities through academic rigor and the arts..
 
CORE VALUES
  • Safety
  • Excellence
  • Growth
  • Creativity
  • Community
 
OUR PHILSOPHY
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

2022-2023 School Year 

September 14, 2022

October 12, 2022

November 9, 2022

December 14, 2022

January 11, 2023

February 8, 2023

March 8, 2023

April 12, 2023

May 10, 2023

June 14, 2023

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

VIA ZOOM 

LINK

To access the Board Agendas and Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE. 

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