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Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation is gearing up to create a new opportunity for K-5 students in Anne Arundel County specializing in coding and robotics! With two successful elementary schools in Prince George’s County, our goal is to recreate the same strong academic program for our Anne Arundel elementary students and to continue the legacy of the award winning middle & high school - Chesapeake Science Point.  We welcome you to help us complete the CSP legacy by completing the 1 minute survey below to support our efforts to bring a new charter for ALL elementary students to Anne Arundel County!

CSP Elementary’s mission is to provide an innovation-rich, diverse, and safe learning environment that fosters the growth of academic, social, and emotional skills. The technology infused rigorous curriculum is designed to prepare students for the needs and challenges of the future and to become globally competitive and responsible members of the society

Chesapeake Science Point Elementary Public Charter School (CSP Elementary)  is a feeder elementary school to Chesapeake Science Point (CSP) charter school that is designed to expose and instill  innovation and creativity  in elementary school  through coding, robotics, virtual reality by means of  technology integration, small group learning, experiential learning and   hands-on inquiry to stimulate the young minds for global competition.

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a public school of choice that operates under the terms of a charter, or contract, with an authorizer, such as the state and local boards of education. Charter schools receive flexibility from certain state and local rules in exchange for a higher degree of accountability for raising student achievement. Charter schools are held accountable by their authorizer(s) for upholding the terms of their charter.

Are charter schools public schools?

Yes. Charter schools are public schools. As such they receive public funding, cannot charge tuition, must have fair and open enrollment, must be secular, and are required to serve all student populations, including students with disabilities and English language learners.

What is the difference between a charter school and a traditional public school?

Two words can help distinguish charter schools from traditional public schools: autonomy and flexibility. Charter schools are governed, not by a local board of education, but by an autonomous non-profit board of directors, and they receive flexibility from certain state and local rules and regulations in exchange for a higher level of accountability. Charter schools use this flexibility to implement innovative or unique programs, in order to provide educational options to parents and students that are not typically available in the traditional public schools.

What is the difference between a charter school and a magnet or theme school?

A magnet or theme school is typically a school within a local school district that offers a certain instructional program. Many magnet or theme schools may have admissions criteria such as: test scores; teacher recommendations; or grades. Charter schools operate independently from the local district, and they are not allowed to have admissions criteria. For example, a charter school cannot require students to pass a test or have a certain grade point average in order to be admitted.

What is the difference between a charter school and a private school?

Charter schools are public schools of choice. Unlike private schools, they receive public funding, cannot charge tuition, and are not allowed to have admissions criteria. Also unlike private schools, charter schools are subject to many of the same state and all federal regulations as traditional public schools. For example, charter schools participate in the same statewide assessments and accountability measures as traditional public schools.

Chesapeake Science Point (6-12)
• CSP MS/HS receives 5 STAR rating from MSDE School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) System (2017-2019)
• 2 CSP MDOT TRAC teams are selected as finalist in the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) National Bridge Challenge (2020)
• A team of CSP Juniors Win First Place GOLD MEDALS at 53rd Annual AAC Regional Science & Engineering Expo (2020)
• CSP HS qualifies for National AASHTO TRAC Bridge Building Competition 2 years in a row (2019-2020)
• CSP MS qualifies for National AASHTO TRAC Bridge Building Competition (2020)
• CSP wins multiple medals and ribbons and qualifies for State Science Olympiad Tournament (2020)
• Rafee Mirza (12th grade) is awarded “Claes Nobel Academic Excellence Scholarship” He is among the top 1% of applicants (10 out of 1000+) and has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship, which is their highest prestige.
• CSP Volleyball REGIONAL CHAMPIONS! (2019)
• 2 CSP Students earn STEM Student of Excellence Award (2019)
• CSP Underwater Robotics Team qualifies for International SeaPerch Competition (2019)
• CSP MS/HS wins 22.5% of the awards at County Science Fair (2019)
• CSP HS qualifies for National AASHTO TRAC Bridge Building Competition (2019)
• 2 CSP Students earn Capital Gazette Outstanding Student Achiever Award (2019)
• HS Math Team GOLD for the AACC season! CSP’s 11th year in a row at the TOP! (2008-2019)

Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North (K-12)
• CMIT North K-12 receive 4 STAR rating from MSDE School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) System (2018-2019)
• CMIT North HS receive 5 STAR rating from MSDE School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) System (2017-2019)
• CMIT North MS receive 5 STAR rating from MSDE School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) System (2017-2018)
• CMIT Elementary receives 4 STAR rating from MSDE School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) System (2017-2018)
• CMIT N MS MDOT TRAC teams are selected as finalist in the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) National Bridge Challenge (2020)
• MAEOE Certifies CMIT North HS as MD Green School (2020)
• MAEOE Certifies CMIT North MS as MD Green School (2020)
• CMIT- N HS wins multiple medals and ribbons and qualifies for State Science Olympiad Tournament (2020)
• CMIT-E wins Innovative Design Model Award at FLL Championship Expo at UMBC (2020)
• CMIT-N MS wins GOLD in Robot Design at Catonsville FLL Qualifier (2020)
• 3x Willard Division Champions: CMIT North Girls Varsity Basketball Team (2017-2020)
• 2x Willard Division Champions: CMIT North Boys Varsity Basketball Team (2017-2018 & 2019-2020)
• CMIT-E Student wins MD STEM Festival Digital Art Contest (2019)
• CMIT-E MESA Club wins GOLD in Storybook Theme Park Ride at STATE MESA Competition (2019)
• CMIT-E MESA Club wins 2x GOLD & 2x SILVER and advance to STATE MESA Competition (2019)
• Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education certified CMIT North Elementary as a Green School
• CMIT-N MS wins 13 ribbons in 6 categories at Sci Oly State Competition (2019)
• CMIT-N HS qualifies for National AASHTO TRAC Bridge Building Competition (2019)
CMIT-N MS qualifies for National AASHTO TRAC Bridge Building Competition (2019)
• CMIT-E awarded SILVER in Core Values at PGCC FLL Qualifiers & advance to FLL STATE COMPETITION! (2019)
• CMIT-E’s Math Club RANKED TOP 10% Nationally! (Noetic 2019)

Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South (K-12)
• CMIT South K-12 receives 4 STAR rating from MSDE School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) System (2018-2019)
• CMIT South HS receives 4 STAR rating from MSDE School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) System (2017-2018)
• CMIT South MS receives 4 STAR rating from MSDE School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) System (2017-2018)
• CMIT-S ES hosted the first Virtual-Hybrid RIDES Training in the Nation and
State of Maryland! (2020)
• 2020 Graduation Statistics CMIT South’s Inaugural Class:
89.02% Graduation
90% College Acceptance
$4,511,956 in Scholarships
• CMIT-S Science Olympiad team wins GOLD in Ping Pong Parachute at Regional Science Olympiad Competition (2020)
• CMIT-ES Math Team wins BRONZE at CMIT 1st Annual Math Competition
• CMIT-ES Math Team earns BRONZE at 1st Annual CMIT Math Tournament (2019)