TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (August 22, 2011) – Tomorrow, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will continue his tour of Maryland schools to mark the beginning of the new school year with a visit to Crossland High School to speak to students and highlight the school’s implementation of the innovative College Summit program. The Lt. Governor will also tour the career and college center and meet the team of Peer Leaders, 24 Crossland students who have been trained to help build a student-led, college-going culture in their school.
Crossland is one of six high schools in Prince George’s County that are being served by College Summit-National Capital Region. Crossland has partnered with College Summit for six years and garnered much recognition, being named an International Baccalaureate World school in 2009 and presented with the 2010-2011 College-going Culture School of the Year award by College Summit-National Capital Region. Most recently, Crossland has been recognized by USDE as a national model for best practices in preparing students for college as part of the Doing What Works initiative.
College Summit is a national nonprofit that partners with schools and districts to build a college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates, so that all students, beginning in 9th grade, experience high school not as a destination, but as a launch pad to college and career success. During the 2010-11 school year, over 3,600 students, grades 9-12, at 22 high schools in the National Capital Region benefited from College Summit’s curriculum. The program expects to serve approximately 3,700 students at 23 schools in the region this year.
On Monday, Lt. Governor Brown was joined by Interim State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bernard Sadusky and Prince George’s County Superintendent Dr. William Hite, Jr. for visits to James H. Harrison Elementary School and Parkdale High School.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Visit Innovative College Summit Class at Crossland High School
WHERE: Crossland High School
6901 Temple Hills Road
Temple Hills, MD
WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23, 2011