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The Poly Program 

All courses at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute are college-preparatory. Poly graduates are highly pursued by colleges and universities, and often receive substantial scholarship aid. However, there are different programs of acceleration and challenge within the larger school curriculum based on prior academic ability and merit. Each program has separate timelines and requirements. Information about all programs and curricula can be found in the Counseling Office. 

Poly has various academic programs. A more detailed outline of course requirements can be found below under "course sequence." A description of each program can be accessed here.
  • Traditional Honors STEM Program
  • AFROTC
  • Band
  • Ingenuity Project
  • Project Lead The Way
  • AP Capstone
  • Computer Science
National Merit Scholarship Program​​​​​​​

Finalist      Semifinalist      Commended

​​​​​​​2015 - 3      2015 - 1             2015 - 4
2016 - 1      2016 - 0             2016 - 10
2017 - 0      2017 - 0             2017 - 12
2018 - 4      2018 - 1             2018 - 13
2019 - 3      2019 - 1             2019 - 11

AP Courses 2019
  • AP Art History
  • AP Art Studio
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Capstone Seminar
  • AP Capstone Research
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Government
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Physics
  • AP Physics C
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Statistics
  • AP US History
  • AP World History

College Acceptances 2017 - 2019
  • Bucknell University (13)
  • Brown University (4)
  • California Institute of Technology (1)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (6)
  • Columbia University (2)
  • Cornell University (3)
  • Darthmouth College (2)
  • Dickinson College (2)
  • Drexel University (33)
  • Duke University (3)
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (1)
  • Emory University (4)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (1)
  • Howard University (61)
  • Johns Hopkins University (34)
  • Lehigh University (4)
  • Maryland Institute College of Art (8)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1)
  • Morehouse College (8)
  • New York University (8)
  • Northwestern University (3)
  • Princeton University (4)
  • Spelman College (12)
  • Stanford University (1)
  • University of California, Berkeley (1)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (1)
  • University of California, San Diego (1) 
  • University of Chicago (1)
  • University of Southern California (2)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (166)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (208)
  • University of Miami (3)
  • University of Michigan (3)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (4)
  • University of Pennsylvania (3) 
  • University of Virginia (2)
  • Washington College (18)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (6)
  • Williams College (7)
  • Xavier (8)
  • Yale University (4)
To receive a Poly Diploma, students must finish their Poly Program and absolve ALL failures.

Service Learning Requirement: 75 hours

For students who transfer to Baltimore City Schools for the first time outside of Maryland, please view the service learning transfer policy document attached below.