Urban Education Corridor

Urban Education Corridor

Urban Education CorridorThe Coppin Urban Education Corridor is a bold educational reform initiative. Launched by Coppin State University in 2003, its aim is to discover and develop new ways of delivering an effective achievement pipeline. For participating students in Rosemont Elementary/Middle and Coppin Academy High School, quality education begins with an effective pre-kindergarten experience and ends with a successful college matriculation at Coppin State or some other reputable post-secondary institution or career path.

The Corridor was created and functions as a partnership. Its success to date reflects cooperative determination and innovation between Coppin State University and the Baltimore City Public Schools. A specific aim of the Corridor is to increase dramatically the number of Baltimore area children who seek and receive college degrees or enter work-force programs.

Academic excellence is one of the primary goals Coppin State University pursues on all levels. The corridor concept embraces the notion that academic excellence is best built from the bottom up. The preparation provided students beginning at the critical pre-k level and at each level thereafter – must be effective, unbroken, and seamless.

This approach has been validated by the success rate of the partners involved – all achieving at the highest levels. Rosemont has made great strides in achievement. It is now one of the highest achieving schools in the State of Maryland. Coppin Academy is the highest achieving non-selection high school in the City of Baltimore. It boasts a 100% graduation rate and a 100 % passing rate on the High School Assessment (HSA). It has been able to support college attendance for over 90% of its students.