Mayor Visits ACCE, City’s Newest Innovation High School

Mayor Visits ACCE, City’s Newest Innovation High School


For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:

August 30 , 2004

Diana Spencer, Public Information Officer 410-396-9927

Baltimore MD:

What: Closing Ceremony of New Student Orientation for the Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE)

When: Thursday, September 2, 2004
Mayor O’Malley is expected from 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 am. to give brief remarks and talk with students

Where: ACCE Auditorium
2500 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore

Description: Baltimore City schools have not yet opened, but since Monday, August 23, 
2004, more than 120 students are gathering each day for an orientation to their new school, the Baltimore City Public School System’s newest innovation high school, The Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE). Developed and operated by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and the Sar Levitan Center of The Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies, ACCE is opening this fall at 2500 E. Northern Parkway.ACCE is one of four innovation high schools in Baltimore City and is part of the city’s overall high school reform initiative.

ACCE offers city students a small, personalized learning community. At ACCE, careers in science, government, the arts and technology are prominently featured. The classroom extends beyond the school building and into the city and its many businesses, attractions and organizations. ACCE promotes post-secondary education as the next step for students and encourages students to think of themselves as “Baltimore’s future leaders.”

ACCE provides city government a unique opportunity to help catalyze the Baltimore City Public School System toward providing a more meaningful link between high school, college and careers. Through its partnerships with Hopkins, Baltimore City Community College and others, ACCE will allow its students to work with college students and instructors, gaining on-campus experiences. Through its partnerships with the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board and area businesses, ACCE will allow its students to explore careers, participate in internships and paid employment, do job shadowing and more.

More information about the school can be found at

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