The Project PRIDE Program seeks to establish and maintain a standard of excellence whereby each student in the program benefits from learning in an environment incorporated with support, concern, specialized attention and individualized goal setting. The Project PRIDE Program at Bishop McNamara High School was established in 1999 as an admissions inclusion program to assist our at risk students. The purpose of the Project PRIDE Program is to begin work with 20-25 incoming 9th grade students who present one or more significant risk factors for school failure.
The Project PRIDE Program begins with summer remediation in Math, English and Reading. During the months of July and August intensive personal counseling and field trips to local museums and theaters is a critical part of the summer orientation for Project PRIDE students. During the school year, personal counseling, adjustment counseling as well as behavior and academic counseling are important components of the program.
The goal of the Project PRIDE Program is to instill in each student a drive and a determination to overcome any obstacle or happenstance that would deter him or her from being the absolute best student they can be at Bishop McNamara High School. It is during these years of important preparation, the foundations for self esteem and success are permeated, enabling future achievements to be realized.
The Director of the Project PRIDE Program is Ms. Dannel Wilson at Dannel.Wilson@bmhs.org or 301-735-8401 Ext. 143.