The Promise Academy
Promise Academy at Baltimore City Community College serves as a
comprehensive learning community which provides students with the
necessary tools for success in their foundation courses. It offers
various support services central to student achievement paving a pathway
for continuous matriculation and College completion.
mission of The Promise Academy is to prepare students for success in
College through intensive foundational courses, tutoring, advising and
the creation of learning communities comprised of faculty, staff, tutors
and advisors who are committed to the full development and support of
students during their experience at BCCC.
• The Academy will serve as a learning community comprised of academic and social support networks.
Academy will introduce foundation courses, one in mathematics and
another condensed course covering both reading and writing content.
Students will register for the foundation courses when they score below a
55 in arithmetic (math), 35 in elementary algebra (math), 49 in Reading
and 49 in Writing on the ACCUPLACER.
courses will provide students with 45 hours of direct instruction over 8
weeks, allowing students to register for the beginning level
developmental course (course 81) mid-way through the semester.
• Academy students will have required tutoring and advising sessions based on their clustered success tracks.
• Academy students will receive a one-time scholarship award to cover tuition, fees and the textbook for all courses.
will be co-enrolled in non-credit and credit courses as part of an
Academy Success Course Cluster which includes their basic skills classes
and the College required orientation (Pre-100), computer or health
of the foundation courses will participate in the Promise Academy
Faculty Institute, which will provide participants with training modules
in methods, content, pedagogical approaches in adult education and
student development theory. Academy tutors and advisors will also
participate in parts of the Institute.
Promise Academy will be piloted in 5 phases with full-scale
implementation scheduled for Fall 2012. The first phase of the
implementation plan will begin during Summer Session II with the first
Foundations for Success Mathematics courses and continued into Spring
and Summer 2012.