Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies is located in Baltimore, MD and is one of 35 high schools in Baltimore County Public Schools School District. It is a alt. school that serves 76 students in grades 9-12.
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies had 5 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Maryland average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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About the HSA
What is it?
The Maryland High School Assessment program (HSA) includes annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
High School students are assessed upon completion of courses in English 2, Algebra, Biology, and Government.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a scaled score for each test. Passing scores for the HSA are 412 for Algebra, 400 for Biology, 394 for Government and 396 for English 2. The percentage of students to score at or above the proficient level are shown here. Starting with the class of 2009, students must pass all tests to graduate.