Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP)
Mr. Brandon Barrett
BSAP Secondary Achievement Liaison
The Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP) of The Howard County Public School System was established in 1986. Over the years, BSAP has been a viable resource to the school system, to black students, to their parents, and to the community.
Through a coordinated system of services, BSAP guides black students to
develop education, career and personal/social competencies. The ultimate
outcome is for black students to be prepared to excel as leaders ready to conquer
the challenges of the 21st century. BSAP assists the HCPSS with implementing
the Comprehensive Plan and achieving the goal of closing the achievement gap evident in state and data patterns.
Secondary Achievement Liaisons are academic case managers who provide skilled support and information to students on their formal, and informal, caseloads. Secondary Achievement Liaisons work closely with school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents and other student support specialists.
BSAP staff encourage students and parents to strive for:
Report card grades above "C" in Math, English, Science, Social Studies
Enrollment in college prep courses
Enrollment in G/T and AP classes
Passing scores on each HSA test
Zero disciplinary referrals
Involvement in at least one club or athletic team
Positive asset development