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School Counseling and College & Career Readiness
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 tracks of acceleration and challenge within the larger school curriculum based on prior academic ability and merit. Each track has separate timelines and requirements. Information about all tracks and curricula can be found in the Counseling Office. 

  • A- course: Most rigorous program. All academic courses in the 10th, 11th, & 12th grade are taken at the accelerated or AP level.
  • B-course w/ Commendations: Complete program and in 10th -12th grade, pass 6 honors /AP classes in academic subjects not including Science/Engineering track courses in senior year. 
  • B-course: Program requires academic course work beyond state requirements. Students have the opportunity to enroll in honors and AP courses.
Academic Courses Include: English, Math, Science, and History

Poly has various academic tracks. A more detailed outline of course requirements can be found below under "course sequence."
  • Ingenuity Project
  • Project Lead The Way
  • Computer Science
  • Band
  • ROTC
  • AP Capstone
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.