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6-12
Public charter
Hanover, MD
Students enrolled: 330
 

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7321 Parkway Drive South
Hanover, MD 21076

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(410) 684-2886
(410) 684-2883
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December 15, 2014
The school administration is unresponsive. After requesting directly to the Vice Principal a meeting, I was told to make an appointment. More than a week later still no response.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2014
For an academic school this school excels without question, but it needs more programs. For example it needs a music program. All in all the school is a great school with great teacher/student relationship. Plus it challenges the student and makes them to do better.

- submitted by a community member

November 03, 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

October 07, 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

- submitted by a community member

October 07, 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.

- submitted by a community member

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

August 09, 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.

- submitted by a community member

August 08, 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 .

- submitted by a community member

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

- submitted by a community member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

- submitted by a community member

February 04, 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''

- submitted by a community member

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

December 07, 2011
I'm trying very hard to stick it out at this school for my child's sake and to see if things improve, but only 4 short months into the first school year here and we are looking into other options. We chose this school for the smaller class sizes, thinking our child would benefit from that especially and would have the chance and getting more individual attention. While my child is clearly learning some things here, there are so many areas in which the school is lacking. Anytime I've had to visit there has been an exercise in frustration as the front desk staff always seem disorganized, unfriendly and unprepared. My child has a hard time connecting with his mostly Turkish teachers who seem to just give out assignments and rarely give feedback. When grades are eventually posted online, *IF* they are posted, it's too late to learn that my child is struggling. How can a child know that he/she is not doing well if they are not getting grades or assignments returned to them? While we felt fortunate to be picked from the lottery to get into this school, we no longer feel it is a good choice for our child. I shall update my review here by the end of the year if my mind is changed.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2011
Look at this school only if you have no other options. The teachers are good, the computer class 3 times a week almost makes up for the weaknesses, but the school is filthy, the administration is extremely disorganized, the halls are crowded and the students are not in control. If you can afford private school or live near a blue ribbon school, this is not your best choice.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2011
I am so happy to send my only child to CSP. He was attending to meade middle where there is only a few after school clubs that kids can really enjoy. This year I counted the number of after school clubs that CSP offers from their online application form. LITERALLY THERE WERE 38 DIFFERENT CLUBS OPTIONS. Some of them even offered by parents. Parents are so involved and having such a small sized school makes me feel comfortable. I recommend this school to all parents who feels their child is not challenged in traditional schools. Expect more homework and be organized...

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2011
The school has some good points. Size, location, uniforms and parent involvement. Quality and experienced teachers are lacking, there are a lot of turkish teachers with good education backgrounds but limited to no teaching experience. The hgih school is struggling with overall structure and lacks curriculum options. Communication is poor and decisions that affect students and parents are often communicated at the last minute or not at all. There are not a lot of options for your high school student to engage in. Only the top few students are celebrated in the entire school, its not very supportive of B and C students and if they are struggling students, forget it, they don't get much attention, which means that only a small group of students are always getting mentioned in press releases. I think a public school option is better for a high schooler wanting to go to college than the uncertainty of funding, no gym or sports, not a lot of curriculum options and very inexperienced teachers.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2011
This is a great school. All teachers at CSP are so dedicated and caring. School is even open on Saturdays.. Free :)

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2011
This school has a great record and boasts its accolades proudly. However, if your child is not one of its "shining stars" they do not get what is needed to help them excel to their standards. There are language barriers with many of the teachers as most of them including the principal are Turkish and that makes it difficult for the parents and students to oftentimes comprehend. I had another child attend MacArthur Middle in the area and was more impressed with their teacher/parent interaction. At CSP, I asked to meet with a teacher regarding my child's progress and was told to call the secretary and everything I needed to know was online. Needless to say, I will be disenrolling my child at the end of the schoolyear.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2010
I have heard awesome reviews about this school! Please recommend me one for primary and Pre-K that prepares my children for CSP. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2010
CSP is a dream school. The admin and the faculty even visited us at home. It was like a family gathering. They were not there to complain about my daughter. They were there to get to know us better. My daughter and I were so impressed. Two thumbs UP!

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2010
I am thoroughly pleased with the education my child is getting at CSP. The academic offerings are unequaled by any other county middle school. My child is took physics, pre-calculus, Spanish, Turkish--all while still in middle school! The students are much better-behaved than what I have observed at other county middle schools, and CSP's consistently high standardized test scores speak for themselves. I would not want to have to send my child anywhere else, and I am praying that CSP will be able to continue on through high school so my child can stay there until graduation.

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2010
As a parent, I would advise anyone to carefully consider all aspects before placing their student at CSP. CSP definitely has some great things going for it, but has equally as many not-so-great things. There is a lack of communication between the administration and parents. The principal is able to send out several "press releases" about CSP's achievements every week (mostly math team related), but is unable to address more serious issues with parents. The hallway for the middle school is a problem because it is SO crowded between classes even though the new building more than doubled their space. Their cafeteria is a zoo. Students throw food and many are just out of control. The cirriculum is very one dimensional with their greatest emphasis on math. All other subjects are taught at the same level as other county middle schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 05, 2009
i for one am completely pleased with the education my children get at CSP. This year they even added a cultural arts program and in the past they have offered competitive sports teams that were very successful. I have never had any trouble with the administration or staff--in fact--they are always prepared to discuss any situation that may come up with my children and help me come to a happy resolution. I also think it goes to show how wonderful the staff and school are when the parents of children who have moved on continue to help the mission of CSP be successful in every way. THANK YOU to EVERYONE who makes this school a place for my children to call a second home.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2009
because of the huge success csp has in math and science and the poor quality of neighboring middle schools, many parents whose kids have no interest in math and science send them here. the quality and rigor and expectations are much higher than these kids have ever had. some are not interested in teh hard work necessary to succeed here, especially when they see their peers slacking off at other schools. however for the child truely interested in math and science who is willing to work hard and take advantage of the many free tutoring opportunities this school is a godsend! outside math and science,the engish and turkish classes are particularly well taught. oil painting club is very popular as well. don't come here expecting not to work and work hard however!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 18, 2009
The Math and Science program is good, however, there is no focus on anything else. The students are pushed too hard to succeed, and too much emphasis is put on test scores. If all you care about is standardized testing, then this is the place. But if you want to raise a happy, well-adjusted child who will be exposed to liberal arts, electives and sports, consider one of the other schools in the county. The administration is not open to addressing parental concerns (other than the one parent whose child is no longer at the school but who continues to make most of the decisions for the others anyway.) CSP started out as a good thing, but a few people let power go to their heads and and have lost the best interests of the kids they teach (the whole reason for going to a charter school in the first place).

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 04, 2009
students work hard and get top honors -- teachers and volunteers have made this THE SCHOOL

- submitted by a community member

October 03, 2009
CSP is a school that doesn't teach to the state standard, they go far beyond! This is exactly why CSP students had the highest MSA's in Anne Arundel County and the second highest in the state.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 28, 2009
My boys are finally being challenged in a public school. They have some great before and after school activities that the teachers do voluntarily!! My oldest even got to go to Turkey with several teachers and classmates this past summer!

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2008
i went to CSP, the teachers are nice and the students afe friendly there, you can't find any better education than any other schools. i recommend CSP to those middle schoolers. trust me they will have a good experience there. this school is like no other

- submitted by a student

November 06, 2008
I am so impressed with CSP. For the first time, my child is challenged in school. The teachers are so dedicated, and very accessible to both the students and parents. There are many extracurricular activities, mostly aimed at academic achievement, and very small classes so that each child gets personal academic attention. Nobody falls through the cracks at CSP, and every child is given the support and encouragement needed to excel. You can't find this quality of education elsewhere without paying a hefty tuition. I can't recommend CSP highly enough.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 14, 2008
CSP is the best school I have ever dealt with. The academics are superior and the teachers are talented and dedicated to the childrens success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 13, 2008
CSP is an outstanding school. The teachers are highly qualifies and dedicated to providing a top notch education to children. I would highly recommend CSP above all of the other area schools.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2008
CSP has only been open for 2 1/2 years and my son has been here since the beginning. Finally, a place where he can be challanged! This school is dedicated to a rigorous math, science and technology program. I have never met such dedicated and talented teachers. Parent involvement is exceptional, also. We, the parents, students, teachers and staff have all become an extended family. CSP is an excellent example of how schools should run.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 09, 2008
The staff is very dedicated and go above and beyond. In my opinion your middle school child will not get a better education.

- submitted by a parent

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7321 Parkway Drive South, Hanover, MD  21076
(410) 684-2886
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