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 Education Supervisor is Melanie McCann, and she can be reached at [email protected].
Our Education Supervisor is supported by an amazing team:
Special 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.
Residential Counselors & Team Members from the Diagnostic Center – The Type III school is also supported by the staff of the Diagnostic Center. Residential Counselors provide in-classroom assistance to learning. Clinicians provide case-management and therapeutic support. Because assessing a student’s needs is an integral part of the Diagnostic Center, nursing, psychologists, and psychiatrists are also part of the team.
The Type III school remains open in almost all cases. However, if Baltimore County Public Schools closes or delays due to inclement weather, the Type III school day will start at 10:00 instead of 8:30. For days where the weather is highly significant, the Type III school day will not occur and the school day will be made up.
Yes, the school prepares a document called a “Student Progress Report” which, in addition to final grades, reports the number of classroom hours completed for each course. Per regulation, this is the document a Maryland Type III school completes instead of a transcript.
After your child leaves the Type III school, the next school will take the Student Progress Report and update the child’s transcript for credits earned. If there are specific questions, the Type III school can be contacted by either the family or the next school.
Students are enrolled in the Type III school when they are residing at the Arrow Diagnostic Center. There is no external referral source for the Type III school.