Charter Schools

Proposed Baltimore County charter school takes application fight to state officials

Proposed Baltimore County charter school takes application fight to state officials

A group of Baltimore County parents attempting to open a nature-oriented charter school have hit roadblocks at the county level and are now taking their case to the state school board.

The founders of the proposed Watershed Public Charter School say they want to open a school that would provide students in kindergarten through eighth grade with a curriculum that emphasizes hands-on learning, creative expression and outdoor experiences. They envision a school in northwest Baltimore County with a sustainable, working farm where children learn about plants and animals and how food is harvested.

The county school board denied the group’s application in May. In their appeal to...

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