Coppin Academy High School

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2500 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216
County: Baltimore City
Grades: 9 - 12
Phone: 443-642-5060
Principal: Aisha Almond
School # 0432

What makes us unique:

COPPIN ACADEMY empowers students in grades 9 through 12 and is located on the campus of Coppin State University (CSU), where students will have the opportunity to embark upon academic pathways that will prepare them for their future college and/or career goals. Every student has access to rigorous, high-quality instruction with caring and compassionate adults who believe in our students and access to CSU’s resources like the physical education complex, library, or academic tutoring. Students develop college-readiness skills and character traits to graduate from college or acquire career of their choice. Specific programming includes early college as early as tenth grade or engaging electives, like cybersecurity, robotics, or microbiology. Plus, the program includes advisory and leadership development courses and paid internships to complement the work-based learning program.

In addition, we offer extracurricular and after-school options: athletics, theater, robotics, leadership development, art, mentoring, and psychoeducation training. Coppin Academy builds students' social and cultural capital by through local and out-of-state travel, leadership seminars, career fairs, college tours, and workshops led by college faculty and current college students.


Coppin Academy is a community school model where we use an integrated, collaborative approach to serve students and their families. We assess student and family needs to offer learning opportunities, health and wellness resources, mentors, and other wrap-around services before, during, and after school. Our partnerships boost our academic programming as well. For instance, we are partners with the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc., where students participate in technical theater training with theater professionals and increase their love and appreciation for theater by attending performances at the Hippodrome Theater.

Current Partners:

  • Art with Espi
  • Bailey's Heart and Soul Foundation
  • Bmore for Healthy Babies
  • Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Area
  • Brown on the Spectrum
  • Coppin State University, Honors Program
  • Coppin State University, Department of Public Safety and Academic Affairs
  • Coppin State University, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Druid Heights Community Development Corporation
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Hippodrome Foundation, Inc.
  • KAPPA CHAPTER Future Iota Leaders
  • PC's for People
  • Reclaiming Our Children and Communities Program
  • Women Behind the Community
  • Youth Service and Advocacy Project (Baltimore City Health Department)

Mission and Vision:

Coppin Academy is committed to identifying those students from under-served communities to attend our school. We seek to improve academic performance and raise the competency level of each student. We will provide an assessment of each child's strengths and needs, and develop a personalized prescription of activities, services, and programs to foster intellectual, artistic, social, and emotional growth. As a result, students will receive an appropriate educational program that prepares them to enter the workforce or attend college without a need for remediation.


  • Advisory (Used for SEL lessons and coach class with teachers)
  • After School/Extracurricular Programs
  • Community School
  • Dress Code
  • Early College Institute w/Youth Works
  • Early College Program (earn at least 30 credits toward their bachelor's degree by graduation)
  • Internships (Paid internship for seniors with Urban Alliance)
  • Student Ambassador
  • Summer Bridge (Rising 9th graders)
  • Theater Arts

​Lottery preferences:

  • Siblings of current students

Principal's Message:

I am most proud of the robust, innovative partnership with Coppin State University where students experience college every day which instills hope and confidence in first-generation college students. To see our students and families are smiling at graduation because they have earned college credits, college acceptances, scholarships, or a career training opportunity that aligns to their high school post-secondary plans is heartwarming and inspiring. I am honored I get to play a part in supporting them reach their goals and aspirations.