Anne Arundel County Public Schools Renews Charter School Status Of Monarch Academy Glen Burnie And Contract School Status For Monarch Global Academy Laurel - The Children's Guild
BALTIMORE, MD, February 14, 2024 – The Children’s Guild is delighted to announce the renewal of charter and contract school status by the Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) for two of their schools. Monarch Academy Glen Burnie received renewal of the charter status and Monarch Global Academy Laurel received renewal for the contract school status. Each year, AACPS conducts a comprehensive on-site review of each of its charter and contract schools including interviews with parents, teachers, students, school leadership, and governing board members.  This renewal signifies the continued commitment of The Children’s Guild’s charter and contract schools to provide exceptional education and opportunities for its students.

“We are thrilled to receive the renewal of our charter and contract school status by AACPS. This acknowledgment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, students, and the broader community who support our mission of providing a high-quality education,” said Kim Jakovics, Principal, Monarch Academy Glen Burnie. “With this renewal, we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence and innovation in education. The school remains committed to fostering a dynamic learning environment where every student can thrive and reach their full potential.”

“Congratulations to The Monarch Academy Charter Schools who strive for high academic standards and are accountable for student performance outcomes,” explains Pat Crain, Director, Educational Options and School Climate, AACPS.  “Our mission is to provide a choice for parents and the community by providing innovative charter and contract school opportunities for students and we are committed to accountability and autonomy, while supporting these schools to produce positive outcomes for students and families of Anne Arundel County.”

The Monarch Academy Schools are part of The Children’s Guild (TCG), founded in 1953 and celebrating its 70th anniversary.  TCG is a leading MidAtlantic nonprofit organization focused on helping students and families find success socially, emotionally, educationally, and developmentally through special education and charter schools, school-based mental health services, treatment foster care, autism services, family mental and behavioral health services, and workforce development programs.

Affiliates of The Children’s Guild include The Children’s Guild School of Baltimore, The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School, The Children’s Guild School of Prince George County, Monarch Academy Glen Burnie, Monarch Global Academy Laurel, Monarch Academy Annapolis, Monarch Preschool College Park, The Children’s Guild- Transformation Academy, The Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (OMHC), Treatment Foster Care, and TranZed Apprenticeships.  For more information, visit


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