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Glen Burnie Hish School
Address: 7550 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Phone: 410-761-8950  Fax: 410-766-0170
Website:  Glen Burnie High School Website
Principal: Vickie Plitt

 

 

 


92 Years of Pride and Excellence
Go Gophers!

Glen Burnie High School

School and Community:Glen Burnie High School, educating generations of the community's children, sets the standard for excellence by providing a rigorous academic program for our diverse 21st Century learners. Through collaboration among students, teachers, parents, and community, we ensure a safe, nurturing, and respectful learning environment, which promotes persistence, responsibility, and integrity— skills and attitudes that are part of our tradition and are essential in our global society.

AACPS Program: All seniors are required to earn 26 credits for graduation. These requirements include 4 credits in English, 3 credits of Social Studies (1 in Government, World History, and US History), 4 credits of math (including Algebra and Geometry), 3 credits of lab science (biology must be one), 1 credit of PE, .5 credit of Health, 1 credit in fine art, 1 credit of Basic Technology, and 8.5 elective credits. Glen Burnie operates on a 4-period, A Day-B day block schedule. Students have the opportunity to earn 8 credits during the school year.

 

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Special Programs

Student Activities
Our school offers a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs activities supporting student interests and abilities. Clubs and activities are inclusive of but not limited to dance,  bands, chorus, orchestra, SGA,  yearbook, arts, and many more. Community service is an important component of our clubs and activities.
AVID
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic program designed to provide support to students who are in the “academic” middle. The purpose of AVID is to move students from average level classes to more rigorous college-preparatory coursework while providing academic support in this elective. During each AVID class, students receive instruction in reading/writing across the curriculum, note taking & test-taking strategies, study skills, organization and time management. Another aspect of the program focuses on career and college exploration through guest speakers, college tours, and research assignments.
PBIS
Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.