Chesapeake High School (Anne Arundel County)

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Chesapeake Senior High School
Location
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Coordinates39°6′38″N 76°27′43″W / 39.11056°N 76.46194°W / 39.11056; -76.46194Coordinates: 39°6′38″N 76°27′43″W / 39.11056°N 76.46194°W / 39.11056; -76.46194
Information
TypePublic Secondary
Established1976
School districtAnne Arundel County Public Schools
PrincipalStephen Gorski
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,434 (September 2014) [1]
CampusSuburban
Color(s)School ~ Blue      and Gold      Athletics ~ Carolina Blue     , Navy Blue     , and White     
MascotCougar
RivalNortheast High School

Chesapeake Senior High School (CHS) is one of two high schools in Maryland by that name. The other is the Chesapeake High School of Baltimore County, Although, the school in Baltimore County is strictly Chesapeake High and does not include Senior in its name as does Chesapeake Senior High in Anne Arundel County. It is one of two public high schools in Pasadena. The other being Northeast High School, Chesapeake's rival school. Chesapeake opened in 1976 due to overcrowding at Northeast. It serves students in grades 9-12. The school serves the local feeder system, encompassing Chesapeake Bay Middle school and the respective six elementary schools that feed into it. The school has two floors and includes a football field, several soccer and other athletic fields, and a variety of gymnasiums, and including a smaller dance studio. Chesapeake's music department is extremely diverse. They have an A-Capella group named "Evolve", They have a group who sing classical and holiday pieces called "Chamber Singers", and lastly there is "Concert Choir". Chesapeake also offers musical talent through the expression of Musicals. The most recent musical were "In the Blink of an Eye"- Music Review, "Oklahoma", "Grease”, and “Bye Bye Birdie”.

History[edit]

In October 2007, Chesapeake High School was listed as one of four high schools in Anne Arundel County that had outbreaks of staph infections. 28 cases of the infection have also been reported at Severna Park High School, Glen Burnie High School, and Old Mill High School.[2]

In February 2008, Chesapeake parents began an organization (CEEDSS) to protest a special education program, known as CRP or the Chesapeake Regional Program, that has been in the school since 1990, but according to parents has been disruptive to education and concealed by administration.[3]

Academic programs[edit]

  • The school hosts an Advanced Placement (AP) program that includes Statistics, Calculus, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology, United States History, World History, European History, United States Government & Politics, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Music Theory, Art, Computer Science, and many more.
  • The English department has three production-based classes yearbook, literary magazine, and newspaper.
  • CHS operates in cooperation with the Center Of Applied Technology- North to provide career training.
  • Chesapeake is the home of the ED Regional program, the special education center for northern Anne Arundel County including Intensity-V, Inclusion-V, and the Hannah More Program.

Athletics[edit]

Sports teams at Chesapeake, with both varsity and junior varsity teams, are all part of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. They include:

  • Baseball
  • Men's basketball
  • Women's basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Indoor track and field
  • Men's lacrosse
  • Women's lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Men's soccer
  • Women's soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

CHS has won several state championships including two baseball ('97 and 2014), seven softball ('88, '90, '91, '92, '93, 2007 and 2008), three wrestling ('81, 2000, and 2002), and one soccer championship ('98).[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-05-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ WBAL News[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ The Capital
  4. ^ Arundel Voice "County Schools: The State Championship Breakdown".
  5. ^ Maryland Gazette "Chesapeake grad becomes city police commissioner".
  6. ^ "Lauren Gibson". CBS Interactive Tennessee Softball. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Nic Kipke". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Victoria L. Schade". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 27 September 2013.

External links[edit]

  • School website [1]
  • GreatSchools page for Chesapeake [2]
  • Anne Arundel County info [3]
  • Chesapeake page on Anne Arundel County site [4]