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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

Charter | 6-12 | 330 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2013

Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But if you like to consider facts just take a look at standardized test results. Since the beginning CSP has consistently scored higher than 95% proficiency in math and reading and well above Anne Arundel County averages. For the parents that complained about the school focus centered only on the brightest students, how can 95 % of the students be proficient or advanced if only a small fraction receives all the resources?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

This school has gotten much better than when it first started I am a freshman and have been going to CSP since the sixth grade. The education is great and you can learn a lot if you apply yourself. The education is also very advanced with many extracurricular classes. One reason many people did not come to this school is because of the sports program, we now have a soccer, track, and basketball team. The basketball team is great, especially since we have a veteran coach who coached at Towson-Catholic, Spalding, and Pilates. Who also coached three NBA players, which includes Rudy Gay, Jarret Jack, and Donte Green. Very growing program. JTA


Posted October 7, 2013

This school has gotten much better than it first was. I have been a student here for 3 years. this school used to have no gym and a small sports program. Over three years we have gotten a gym and varsity sports teams. This school also has one of the best academic standards in the county. RDK are my initials.


Posted August 22, 2013

My child is a freshman at CSP. He/She is not a shining star and as such was pushed back to the lower level classes when they needed space for another child. If your child gives them good test scores, you will be courted by the administration. If your child is average ( and be aware, my child has a 3.0 average! Average means something else here), they will easily push them out of the way to make room for higher scoring students. This is a school that had 6th graders taking the PSAT! There are some teachers who will respond to your phone calls, but no luck with administration. They don't want to deal with pesky problems like unhappy parents. This is NOT a magnet school, it is a charter school with a lottery admission. There have a responsibility to ALL students there, they receive the same funding for EVERY student. I do feel disappointed, but I believe they can do better and have seen changes s l o w l y happening over the past few years. Hopefully it will do what Anne Arundel County pays it to do, for ALL students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

My grandson goes to Chesapeake Science Point and I am very satisfied with his progress. The school is designed for students who are interested in science and engineering. The lottery system in Anne Arundel County allows anyone to put their child in the lottery. Those students who are not suited for science and and engineering should not be here. Some parents feel that the school is a better choice than the school in their geographic area and may be unhappy that their child's needs are not being met. That's life. The school is not designed as a refuge from substandard schools in the county, but as a science and engineering "magnet:" school. I think it does a wonderful job in this role.


Posted August 8, 2013

I attended CSP for high school i transfered in from Macarthur Middle. I hated it so much the electives are basically turkish math and language arts and science. Theres nothing you can get from this school that you couldn't get from a regular school. Unless your super smart in that case your basically a school superhero and get the best treatment. If your child is actually below average DONT send them to the school they put all the bad kids and kids who are beloow average in one class so that holds back your child more. High school is small and does nothing at all .


Posted July 22, 2013

I am a student at csp and I do not like this school. I've went for 6th and 7th grade and out of all schools I have been to, csp has been the worse. I don't like how strict the dress code is, it doesn't allow anyone to express individuality. i also did not like that the school separates grades into different classes and just like in elementary school. This school doesn't have very good electives or any sports to do. This school may not be good for anyone that is athletic or likes fun school activities to do during school


Posted June 27, 2013

My child goes to this school. One must remember that Charter Schools are a business, or a source of income, for those who run it. Here's how it works at CSP: For each grade there are about four or five classes. To keep the school's ratings high what they do is give the newly entering 6th graders an exam on the 2nd or 3rd day of the school year and based on that determine which class each kid goes to. The top performers are put to D and E classes and the others in A B and C. All the best teachers, resources and efforts are given to the D and E classes to improve further and keep the schools ratings high. I really feel for the kids in the A, B and C classes. They know why they are in that class and have very low self esteems and I have even heard some kids call themselves the loosers of the school. These children are unfairly judged and treated. This is very wrong. The principal and some of the staff never ever respond to parent's e-mails or concerns. The few parents that managed to talk to the principal were indirectly told to take their children elsewhere if they are not happy with CSP. If I had another choice my child won't go to this school another day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

Formal Sports Program has begun at CSP! The CSP is a relatively new charter school and lets face it, their goal is education which is what anyone should expect from any "school". The CSP is more of a college prep school. My son is now in 10th grade. My daughter had to transfer to her home school because the County did not allow for high school in the past. Sports has not been in the overall mission but is being considered. I went to the parent meeting on 2/26 to meet the Sports Director and Track Coach; I was impressed with their committment. My son is very excited to be on the team. I am happy the school is allowing for a competitive sport. The track schedule does list AACC High Schools the team will compete against. There is huge potential here for sports! I appreciate CSP has kept an open mind about sports for students. My goal for my son is a good education first; having sports in his curriculum, gives him balance. My son will no longer bother me to take him out of the school because he has a sport team at CSP. Great start with a Sports Program at CSP! I gave CSP a "4" in the past because there was no formal sports program; now I will give them a 5 today!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

WONDERFUL ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT. This school tests and pushes the children to do the best they can. They offer ample oppurtunity to acheive each students goal. My daughter has attend there for 2 years and I have had no problems, no bullying because she is the smart kid that she had in her private school. I hope this school manages to stay around and help lead Anne Arundel County into the future. Thank You for all the hard work all of you put into the education you give our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This school is AWESOME!!! My 6th grader loves school. The staff is wonderful and really is eager to help the students succeed. The classes are challenging but I have always felt my son wasnt challenged enough. The Clubs are a bonus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

This school has been wonderful! My son has been attending since 6th grade and is now in the 10th. It challenges him in all the academics and is preparing him for a future career in engineering.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

I have been to this school many times and the school is no cleaner or dirtier than other public schools. The students do not act like animals at lunch. But if you think they do please remember the students are form the local public schools. What do you think the local public schools are like. As for getting ready at the end of the day, it looks like every other place I have seen. Many students scrabbling for the stuff out of their lockers and running for the bus. I have always been able to check my students grades and if it is not posted e-mail notification has always been an option or one can just go and speak to the teacher. I have seen children getting snacks, handed out by the teachers, before after school clubs. I witnessed no destructive or nasty behavior. Just a bunch of children happy the school day is over and they can now visit. If perfection is what a parent is seeking I might suggest home schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

I appreciate that students are grouped according to academic need & ability. The teachers are very involved & really care about the education of the students. The academic contests in which the school excels are sought out by the teachers, The teams that compete are coached by the teachers. There is a real competitive spirit in the school, a pride in winning, in doing your best, & in stretching beyond your comfort zone. People sometimes say 'but my child's passion isn't science & math so I don't know if this is the right school to consider.' I say it is the opportunities that the school provides which have helped to make my daughter passionate about science and math--she didn't start out that way. There are also many other activities & choices for students who are willing to take advantage of them: drama club, art club, robotics club, soccer club, Rubik's cube club, health and fitness club, turkish club, newspaper club, 3D web design club, basketball club, wrestling club, math team, 24 club, green environmental club, & on & on. As with any school, you will get out what you put in - both from the student's perspective as well as the parent's perspective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2012

My child attends the Laurel school and I agree with you 100%. Parents are very involved, but the "class system" is not a good idea for public school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

The review below is not true. My son was on the CSP Tigers basketball team. Since, we are the only public middle school in Anne Arundel County that has a basketball team, we competed against local private middle schools. The CSP basketball team even won the "School of the Incarnation Basketball Tournamnet". The trophy, along with other basketball trophies, are in the school trophy case in the front lobby!! CSP also has a soccer team that competes at the Soccer Dome and a dance team. In addition, there is an after school wrestling club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

Don't believe the hype! This is an average school unless your student is a math and science scholar. There are no sports or music programs. Most of the available clubs are of low quality. Teacher quality greatly varies despite many of them have advanced degrees. Avoid this school if your student is at a good school and you are looking to upgrade. If your kid attends a bad AA county school this may be an option for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I put 4 stars because its not the most amazing school ever FOR ME. Although i understand it is a new school and they have made attempts to start a sports program that's fine ,but they haven't reached 5 stars YET. They don't have a gym which is a hug downfall (for me) and no football team. Besides that the education is amazing as they place you based on your math abilities. Other than a few different classes (like the highest class will take high school science and computer programming) the classes are pretty much the same. They are above average classes for basically every subject. They are building a gym though so who knows maybe CSP could be 5 stars for me in the future....


Posted February 4, 2012

I am a student here and its honestly a great school but in the academics but i'm a very athletic girl i play a lot of sports and the only sport they offer to girls is soccer and that's like the only sport i don't play also the electives aren't the best but i love Turkish but I wish I had more of a better selection but it's a million times better than MacArthur I would probaly get made fun of for my height try being in sixth grade and being 5'8''


Posted December 29, 2011

My child was going to be going to MacArthur which was a total nightmare for us. He was selected in the lottery at CSP and while the work has been challenging it has ensured that the family is committed to the time put in his education. When we had questions the High School Dean was very courteous and promptly returned our call. This school is not for everyone but overall it is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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>=95%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 43%
Black 28% 36%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Mathematics
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45am
School end time
  • 2:30pm
School Leader's name
  • Fatih Kandil
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (410) 684-2883

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  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

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Music
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