Our focus is to provide a normalizing school setting for students while they are in short-term residential care.
We serve male and female students, from grades 7 to 12. Many of our students are general education students, though students with IEPs are also served. Students at the Ascension Place school remain enrolled for the duration of their placement at the residence, and referrals for students not placed on the residence are not able to be received. Primarily, our students are diploma track, though with the ability to individualize programming, students earning a certificate of completion may also be enrolled.
All students receive instruction in the core academic subjects as well as two electives, all based on the classes they were taking before enrollment at the Ascension Place School. Continuity with their academics and earning credits, along with providing remediation in missing academic skills, are the goals of the program. Students have a Personal Education Plan that outlines the instructional program.
We implement the Baltimore County Public School (BCPS) curriculum. If a class is offered for a student who is not a BCPS student, and BCPS does not have a curriculum available, another Local School System’s curriculum may be used.
For our students working towards a diploma, the curriculum will be accommodated as designated in the IEP. For students working to a certificate of completion, more significant modifications to the curriculum may be made, so the students is being taught to the their appropriate instructional level.
Our Principal is Tracey Coleman, and she can be reached at [email protected]
Our Principal is supported by an amazing team:
Education Supervisor – certified in special education, this team member pushes in to provide special education support in the classrooms, and coordinates all IEP meetings.
General Educators – certified through the Maryland State Department of Education. Each teacher specializes in a core academic subject and rotates to each room to provide high quality instruction.
Assistant Teachers – who support the instruction and classroom environment.
Therapist – who provides clinical services as outlined on student IEPs, general clinical support to the school, and liaisons with the school the student will next be attending.
Resource Specialist – who assists the classrooms in promoting pro-social behavior and crisis management when needed.
Program Assistant – who assists with record keeping and documentation, as well as day to day aspects of running the school.
Residential Counselors & Team Members from the Ascension Place residential program – The Ascension Place school is also supported by the staff of the residence. Residential Counselors provide in-classroom assistance to learning. Because assessing a student’s needs is an integral part of the Ascension Place, nursing, psychologists, and psychiatrists are also part of the team.
The Ascension Place school remains open in almost all cases. However, if Baltimore County Public Schools closes or delays due to inclement weather, the Ascension Place school day will start at 10:00 instead of 8:30. For days where the weather is highly significant, the Ascension Place school day will not occur and the school day will be made up.
Yes, the school prepares a transcript that will be updated with all credits earned. It is our goal that while receiving treatment at the Ascension Place residence, no student falls behind on their plan for graduation.
We’d love to provide you with more information or answer any questions you may have. We’d also love to have you stop by for a tour of our facilities and meet some of our staff.
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