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Outdoor program offers Baltimore County high school students a second chance
Outdoor program offers Baltimore County high school students a second chance

Nick Sappe, 15, of Arbutus, is one of 65 students at the Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies, a school that aims to improve academics, social behavior and social skills for at-risk youth. The Lansdowne High School sophomore said he was placed in the temporary program when he was caught with marijuana in a school bathroom. He was "suspended to the board," sent to the alternative school instead of being kept out of school on suspension.  In Baltimore County public schools, the superintendent can assign a student to one of four alternative schools in the county for safety concerns, to reduce disruption to their home school or if it serves the best interest of the...

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