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2015 Celebrations of Achievement

Parents, students, and special guests….Please mark your calendars for these upcoming dates/locations for our 2015 Celebrations of Achievement….check detailed event listings for schools celebrated on each date.

Date                                       HS Location (Grade level)
Tue, December 1            Atholton HS (high school)
Wed, December 2          Marriotts Ridge HS (middle school)
Thu, December 3            Long Reach HS (middle school)
Mon, December 7          Atholton HS (middle school)
Tue, December 8             Atholton HS (middle school)
Thurs, December 10     Howard HS (middle school)
Tue, January 5, 2016    Long Reach HS (elementary)
Tue, January 12               Glenelg HS (elementary)
Tue, January 14               River Hill HS (elementary)
Tue, January 20               Hammond HS (elementary)

About Celebrations of Achievement….
The Council of Elders in partnership with the Department of Student, Family and Community Services of the Howard County Public School System holds an annual celebration where African-American students receive an award for their academic achievements.

For details about membership in the Council or to submit a tax-deductible donation online, visit us on the web at www.thecouncilofelders.org


8th annual BSAP College & Career Opportunities Night

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For Grade 8–12 Students and their Parents:

The BLACK STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM presents its 8th annual College & Career Opportunity Night

The Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Social Experience
Thursday, October 22, 2015
5:30–9:00 p.m.
Long Reach High School
6101 Old Dobbin Road, Columbia, 21045


  • College, Career and Entrepreneur Representatives
  • School Counselor One-to-One 20-minute Sessions
  • Marching Band & Greek Fraternity & Sorority Step Show
  • Focused Information Sessions

For updates, please visit:

2014 Secondary MSA Celebrations

The Council of Elders in partnership with the Department of Student, Family and Community Services of the Howard County Public School System will be holding a group of special celebrations where African-American middle and high school students will receive an award for outstanding performance on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) 2014.  The events will take place on November 10, 11, 17, 20. Events on November 10-11, 2014 will take place at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville, MD 21029. Event on November 17, 2014 will take place at Glenelg High School, 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg, MD 21737. Event on November 20, 2014 will take place at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, MD 21045. All events will be held at 6:30pm for each grouping of students.

Parents: Please have your student arrive NLT 6:00pm to line up with their school, so they will not miss the procession.


The celebrations will consist of the following schools:




River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville, MD 21029

Atholton HS
Centennial HS
Glenelg HS
Hammond HS
Howard HS
Long Reach HS
Marriotts Ridge HS
Mt. Hebron HS
Oakland Mills HS
Reservoir HS
River Hill HS
Wilde Lake HS
Cedar Lane




River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville, MD 21029

Bonnie Branch MS
Burleigh Manor
Clarksville MS
Dunloggin MS
Mayfield Woods MS
Mount View MS
Patuxent Valley MS



Glenelg High School, 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg, MD 21737

Elkridge Landing MS
Ellicott Mills MS
Folly Quarter MS
Murray Hill MS
Oakland Mills MS
Thomas Viaduct MS



Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, MD 21045

Glenwood MS
Hammond MS
Harper’s Choice MS
Lake Elkhorn MS
Lime Kiln MS
Patapsco MS
Wilde Lake MS



*This award is for scores received during the student’s final year of middle school.

8th Annual College Information Night – October 27, 2014

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The Black Student Achievement Program Cordially Invites High School Students And Parents To The:
8th Annual College Information Night

Discover Tips, Strategies and Resources that will help parents and students successfully navigate the college application journey.
Guest Speakers Will Include:
*Guidance Counselors
*Curriculum Leaders
*College Students
*Local College and University Representatives


This event will take place on October 27, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm in the Hammond High School Auditorium located at 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046
This event will also be live streamed at: https://new.livestream.com/hcpsstv/events/3510000
For Additional Information Contact: Ms. Jackie Jenkins 410-313-1598

Sign up today for BSAP SUMMER PROGRAMS!

We are happy to announce that the Black Student Achievement Program is offering
another exciting full-day, four-week enrichment program June 24 – July 19, 2013.
The program will be located at Mt Hebron High School, 9440 Old
Frederick Road, Ellicott City MD 21042.The program is open to all HCPSS
students. Daily transportation will be provided at pre-determined sites. Our staff
consists of certified teachers and academic mentors. Lunch will be provided daily.
The cost of the program is $500.00 per student. Before & After Care, Tuition
Assistance, and Scholarships are available.
BSAP Summer Learning Camp – students entering grades 1 – 5
This integrated enrichment program provides exciting extended learning experiences
for students in reading, mathematics and science. Students will be exposed to skills
that are assessed on state tests and will also have opportunities to participate in a
wide range of enrichment experiences including art, drama, music, world languages,
health and fitness, and more!
BSAP Student Enrichment & Accelerating Achievement of Leadership
(SEAL) Program – students entering grades 6 – 12
This integrated program provides extended learning opportunities for middle and high
school students. Students will practice skills that are assessed on state tests and will
also have opportunities to participate in a wide range of enrichment experiences
including world languages, dance, drama, journalism, art and engineering.
Registration Location & Dates!
Homewood Center, 10914 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD (behind the Depart. of Education)
o Wednesdays, 4:30pm-7:00pm: May 15, and June 5, 12, and 19
o Saturdays, 9:00am-11:00am: June 8 and 15.
Questions: Contact Jackie Jenkins, 410.313.1598


Frequently Asked Questions on 2013 BSAP Summer Programs
Can any child apply to the BSAP Summer Program?
Yes. The program is open to all Howard County students entering grades 1-12.
Where is the program located?
Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Old Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
What are the dates for the BSAP Summer Program?
June 24 – July 19, 2013 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
What is the student – teacher ratio?
We make every effort to maintain a 1:15 ratio for academic classes and a 1:20 ratio for
enrichment classes.
Where will registration take place?
Homewood School, 10914 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD (behind the Department of Education)
What are the dates and times for registration?
Wednesdays, 4:30-7:00pm: March 13, April 17, May 15, and June 5, 12, and 19
Saturdays, 9:00-11:00am: June 8 and 15.
Where can I get an application for the BSAP Summer Program?
You can access the BSAP Summer Programs Application and additional forms on line at http://www.hcpss.org/summer/ or by asking your school secretary, guidance counselor, or BSAP Achievement Liaison for a copy of 2013 Summer Classes and Camps Catalog. This catalog has the all summer programs offered by the HCPSS.
Will before/after care be available?
Yes. Before/Aftercare for BSAP will be provided by Celebration Church located at
6080 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045; 410.997.2384 ext. 120 · tearle@wininlife.com
Applications will be available at each registration.
Will transportation be provided? See schedule.
Yes, there are pre-determined bus stops.
What is the cost of the program?
Full: $500
FARMS: $250
3 or more children: deduct $100 per family
Will partial payments be accepted?
Yes. The minimal amount that is accepted for an initial deposit is $50.00. Remaining balance will be split up into 3 installments. Tuition must be paid in full before a student can attend the program.

How would I qualify for scholarship or tuition assistance?
o Applicants need to demonstrate that paying full tuition would cause financial hardship (medical hardship, pending foreclosure, termination from former employer, or receiving unemployment assistance)
o Complete the Tuition Assistance Scholarship Request Form
o Submit appropriate documents as requested (i.e.W-2)
How are scholarships or tuition assistance determined?
The Scholarship Committee will review the letters and required documents of each applicant. Using federal and state guidelines all applications and documents will be reviewed and scholarships/tuition assistance will be granted accordingly.
How soon will I hear from the scholarship committee?
Applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks upon receipt of completed application and required documents.
Will I be able to get a refund if my plans change for the summer?
To receive a refund of summer school tuition, parents must submit their request on a Student Withdrawal/Refund Form, which is available at the Summer School Office located at the Department of Education. The completed form should be submitted directly to the Summer School Office.  For more information call 410.313.6627.
Who are the administrators for the BSAP Summer Program?
Mr. Eugene Rose
Administrator, SEAL; Grades 6 – 12
Ms. Erica Waters
Administrator, Summer Learning Camp; Grades 1 – 5
Adrienne Williams-McKinney
Assistant Administrator, SLC/SEAL

Congratulations to all the students who participated in 13th annual Chess Tournament!

On Saturday, April 27th, we held our 13th Annual Chess Tournament with the Black Student Achievement Program(BSAP) at the Saturday Math Academy at Oakland Mill High School.  82 children from elementary, middle and high schools in Howard County participated in the event.

There was stiff competition and many tight matches.  Everyone had a good time and especially enjoyed the awarding of trophies, medals and pizza…or should we say the eating of pizza at the Pizza Party held afterwards.

The Council has been partnering with the BSAP for over 13 Years in teaching children Chess and Critical Thinking, and have tutored around 150 children this year.

Special thanks to Elders Wardell Lindsay and Harvey Moran for their Leadership of the Chess Program and to Harriet Lee for the volunteers that made the year a success.