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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 25 top alternative public high schools in Maryland, serving 2,382 students.
  • Alternative schools aim to help students whose needs may not be successfully met in regular schools.
  • Students who attend alternative schools and may be at risk of educational failure (as indicated by poor grades, truancy, disruptive behavior, pregnancy, or similar factors associated with temporary or permanent withdrawal from school).
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maryland state average of 61%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is less than the state average of 15:1.

Top Maryland Alternative Public High Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Baltimore Achievement Academy @ Harbor City High School Alternative School
    2555 Harford Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    (410)396-1513

    Grades: 9-12 | 340 students
  • Rockville Alternative Programs High School Alternative School
    14501 Avery Road
    Rockville, MD 20853
    (301)279-4920

    Grades: 7-12 | 110 students
  • Bladensburg Annapolis Road Academy Alternative School
    5150 Annapolis Rd
    Bladensburg, MD 20710
    (301)209-3580

    Grades: 9-10 | 92 students
  • Severna Park Anne Arundel Evening High School Alternative School
    60 Robinson Road
    Severna Park, MD 21146
    (410)544-0182

    Grades: 9-12 | 201 students
  • Towson Bcdc Educational Center Alternative School
    105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    (410)887-4360

    Grades: 8-12 | 14 students
  • Prince Frederick Calvert County Alternative School Alternative School
    520 Fox Run Blvd
    Prince Frederick, MD 20678
    (443)486-4046

    Grades: 7-11 | 4 students
  • Catonsville Catonsville Center For Alternative Studies Alternative School
    901 S Rolling Rd
    Catonsville, MD 21228
    (410)887-0934

    Grades: 9-12 | 64 students
  • Aberdeen Center For Educational Opportunity Alternative School
    253 Paradise Rd
    Aberdeen, MD 21001
    (410)273-5594

    Grades: 7-12 | 53 students
  • Bladensburg Community Based Classrooms High School Alternative School
    5150 Annapolis Rd
    Bladensburg, MD 20710
    (301)985-5149

    Grades: 9-12 | 112 students
  • Temple Hills Crossland Evening/saturday High School Alternative School
    6901 Temple Hill Rd
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    (301)449-4994

    Grades: 9-12 | 95 students
  • Middle River Crossroads Center Alternative School
    11640 Crossroads Circle
    Middle River, MD 21220
    (410)887-0270

    Grades: 7-10 | 178 students
  • Baltimore Eager Street Academy Alternative School
    401 E Eager St
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (410)209-4091

    Grades: 10-12 | 12 students
  • Hagerstown Evening High School Alternative School
    40 W. Oak Ridge Drive
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    (301)766-8473

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Baltimore Excel Academy @ Francis M. Wood High School Alternative School
    1001 W Saratoga St
    Baltimore, MD 21223
    (410)396-6241

    Grades: 6-12 | 410 students
  • Westminster Gateway School Alternative School
    45 Kate Wagner Rd
    Westminster, MD 21157
    (410)751-3691

    Grades: 9-12 | 65 students
  • Rockville Gateway To College Program High School Alternative School
    850 Hungerford Dr
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (240)453-2490

    Grades: 12 | 3 students
  • Suitland Green Valley Academy At Edgar Allan Poe Alternative School
    2001 Shadyside Avenue
    Suitland, MD 20746
    (301)817-3100

    Grades: 6-10 | 115 students
  • Ellicott City Homewood School Alternative School
    10914 Clarksville Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410)313-7081

    Grades: 6-12 | 148 students
  • Annapolis Mary Moss At Adams Academy Alternative School
    245 Clay Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410)222-1639

    Grades: 6-9 | 85 students
  • Laurel Maya Angelou Academy At New Beginnings Formerly Oak Hill Alternative School
    8400 River Road
    Laurel, MD 20724
    (202)299-3227

    Grades: 8-12 | 35 students
  • Hyattsville Northwestern Evening/saturday High School Alternative School
    7000 Adelphi Road
    Hyattsville, MD 20782
    (301)985-1460

    Grades: 9-12 | 86 students
  • Pomfret Robert D. Stethem Educational Center Alternative School
    7775 Marshall Corner Rd
    Pomfret, MD 20675
    (301)932-1003

    Grades: 7-12 | 17 students
  • Rosedale Rosedale Center Alternative School
    8200 Old Philadelphia Rd
    Rosedale, MD 21237
    (410)887-0133

    Grades: 6-12 | 82 students
  • Annapolis Studio 39 Alternative School
    291 Locust Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410)222-5391

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Salisbury Wicomico County Evening High School Alternative School
    201 Long Ave
    Salisbury, MD 21802
    (410)677-4537

    Grades: 9-12 | 61 students
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