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2014-2015 All-County Honors Dance Ensemble named for BCPS

29 students selected from seven schools

TOWSON, MD. – Twenty-nine dancers from seven high schools have been selected as members of the All-County Honors Dance Ensemble for the 2014-2015 school year. These students were chosen through a highly competitive process that culminated in auditions held on December 8.

Now in its ninth year, the ensemble has grown in size and in caliber based on the development of the individual dance programs at the school level. The ensemble is administered by the Office of Music and Dance Education and is directed by Stephanie Powell, a George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology faculty member.

“The students continue to impress me with their professionalism and dedication," said Sonia Synkowski, BCPS dance resource teacher and coordinator of the selection process. “The audition is challenging, and all of the students rose to the occasion."

The ensemble members for this school year are:

Kevin Addison, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Anthony Bailey, Milford Mill Academy
Sydney Bates, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Moniq Bevins, Lansdowne High School
Brittany Brown, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Ayana Brownson, Parkville High School
Ginny Bush, Dulaney High School
Rachel Byers, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Aaliyah Costley, Lansdowne High School
Ryan Dunston, Lansdowne High School
Maya Grant, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Ashley Gross, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Ambrey Hamlin, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology

Khyrah Hill, Lansdowne High School
Amanda Hodgetts, Dulaney High School
Morgan James, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Asia Johnson, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Grace Landefeld, Dulaney High School
Kelsey Lewis, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Noelle Li, Dulaney High School
Kayla Lilly, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Anabelle Mann, Hereford High School
Elvis Monje, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Sarah Morrison, Dulaney High School
Amber Parks, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Kayla Pitt, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Rachel Sacchetti, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Diara Tilghman, Parkville High School
Taylor Wenzel, Dulaney High School

The students were nominated by their high school dance teachers based on their academic record, high technical achievement in dance, work ethic, commitment to the program, and their ability to work independently as well as in challenging rehearsals.

The ensemble rehearses on Monday evenings from January through May at Carver Center to prepare for performances at events throughout the region and for lectures/demonstrations at BCPS schools. The 9th Annual All-County Honors Dance Ensemble Gala Concert will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015, at 7 p.m. at New Town High School.

For more information or to arrange for a performance of the 2014-2015 All-County Honors Dance Ensemble, please contact Sonia Synkowski, dance resource teacher, at 410-887-4024 or


Keeping Children Healthy and At School

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has implemented standard procedures to prevent, monitor and respond to the spread of contagious diseases.  Each year, a variety of illnesses are seen in students in our schools, including the colds and flu which are caused by viruses, bacterial infections caused by streptococcal and staphylococcal germs, and viral gastrointestinal illnesses.  This fall, the media has been full of reports about ebola disease in Africa and enterovirus D68 that was first seen in the mid-west.

BPCS has full time school nurses in each school who take the lead in preventing and monitoring contagious illnesses. Click here to read how BCPS prevents and monitors communicable illnesses and how parents/guardians can help.



Carver Center graduate is back on stage inspiring your urban audiences to get healthy, discover themselves and dream big; all in three different shows

  • SEPT 13th – “Asking For More” at The Apollo’s Healthy Soul Festival in Harlem
  • SEPT 26th – “Game On!” at the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta
  • OCT 24th – “How We Got On” at Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland

Read more: Here


Eight Baltimore County high schools rank among the nation’s top

Two high schools earn honors for high graduation rates

TOWSON, MD. – Eight Baltimore County high schools rank among the nation’s top, according to The Daily Beast’s Top High Schools 2014 list.

Released today, the list includes 735 public high schools located across the country and 15 in Maryland. The eight BCPS high schools and their respective rankings are:

  • Eastern Technical High School, 119 out of 735
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 129
  • Hereford High School, 159
  • Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, 282
  • Loch Raven High School, 500
  • Towson High School, 521
  • Perry Hall High School, 527
  • Catonsville High School, 617 

Eastern Technical and Carver Center also earned spots on The Daily Beast’s top 100 list for graduation rates. 

“Baltimore County Public Schools is proud to start the new year with our high schools earning national recognition for their commitment to rigorous academics and college preparation,” said BCPS Superintendent  Dallas Dance. “These honors are only the first of many that the school system will achieve this year.”

This year, The Daily Beast invited more than 1,200 public high schools with graduation rates of at least 85 percent to complete surveys on student data. To determine this year’s top high schools, the online news source compared the schools’ four-year cohort graduation rates, college acceptance rates, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) participation rates and college-entrance exam scores. The 2014 list reflects an emphasis on graduation and college acceptance rates, with these rates weighted most heavily among the considered indicators.

To view the Top High Schools 2014 list, as well as top 100 lists for ACT and SAT scores, participation in advanced academics, graduation rates, free and reduced lunch eligibility and college acceptance, visit

Carver Center students are you interested in serving on the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council?

The Superintendent's Student Advisory Council provides input on ways to improve communication with students and obtain input on school system initiatives. Deadline to apply is September 15, 2014.

Application and information:

SAC Application 2014-2015.pdf
SAC Application Info 2014-2015.pdf


We are excited to continue our green initiatives!

 All Summer 2014 Information and assignments, and beginning of the academic year information
can be found on the tab to the right titled:
"Summer 2014".


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Our Mission:  The Carver Center community supports and engages students with passion for, dedication to, and talent in acting, business, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary arts, dance, design and production, literary arts, music, or visual arts. By immersing students in challenging and rigorous programs, implemented through the fusion of these disciplines, academics, evolving technologies, and professional experiences, Carver Center prepares students to make informed future education and career choices.


Our Vision: All Carver Center graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be creative, productive, and conscientious citizens in a dynamic world.


Our Beliefs: The administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students share a common vision and operate on the following beliefs:

  • Students have innate talent, which is manifested through the study of the arts.
  • Students possess multiple intelligences.
  • Students can reach levels of intellectual and aesthetic excellence.
  • Challenging expectations increase individual student performance.
  • Students flourish in a creative and supportive community.
  • Respect for others and for each other’s work is paramount.
  • Lifelong learning is essential for success in a diverse and changing society.
  • The instructional program extends beyond the classroom.
  • Partnerships between Carver Center students and the arts and business communities extend student learning.
  • Student learning is enhanced by integrated instruction and cross-disciplinary experiences.

Summer 2014 Student Information: 

General Information

AM - PM Bus Schedule
A-Day/B-Day Calendar
Student Accident Insurance Information
Summer SAT Prep Workshop
Information for Grade 09 Families

Grade 09 Parent Orientation

Back to School Night 2014

Advanced Placement Exam Scores

Consent for Administration of Approved Discretionary Medications

Parent Request to Administer Medications in School

Student Service Learning

Vehicle Registration


Summer Assignments &
Course Information 


Carpentry Materials


English Department Outside Reading Lists for 2014-2015

AP Lang Comp—Rhetorical Terms and Strategies

AP Lang Comp—Rhetorical Analysis Graphic Organizer (pdf)
AP Lang & Comp—Rhetorical Analysis Graphic Organizer (Word)

Literary Arts

Literary Arts Summer Assignment


Precalculus Summer Assignment

Statistics Summer Assignment

AP Statistics Summer Assignment

AP Calculus Summer Assignment

Honors College Algebra Summer Assignment

Trigonometry Summer Assignment


AP Environmental Science Summer Assignment

Social Studies

AP Government Summer Assignment

AP World History Summer Assignment

AP US History Summer Assignment

AP Economics Summer Assignment

Visual Arts

Visual Arts Summer Work Information

Visual Arts Summer Work—Grade 09

Materials List—Visual Arts Grade 09

Materials List—Painting/Drawing 2 and Figure 1 & 2

Visual Arts Summer Work—Grade 10 & 11

Visual Arts Summer Work—Grade 12