Monarch Academy Annapolis Launches Distance Learning eSchool and Pre-K options; Host Virtual Open Houses on July 27 and Aug. 24

Monarch Academy Annapolis, a public contract school with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, is approved to launch a blended distance learning eSchool option and full-day prekindergarten program, in addition to the school’s currently established in-school programming for families in the Annapolis area. The programs will be available starting in the 2020-21 school year. eSchool @ Monarch… Read More »

Summer-time Meals Available for Children at 60 Sites in Anne Arundel County

This summer, families can go to select school locations at 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or the mobile curbside sites at specified times to pick-up children meals. Children do not have to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals to pick up meals. As of June 8, 2020, parents and guardians may pick up meals… Read More »

Commemorating Juneteenth

A message from Andrew L. Ross, President and CEO, The Children’s Guild Alliance: Today we commemorate Juneteenth, the day that slavery ended in the U.S. on June 19, 1865. As we paused to reflect on racial injustice and inequalities, Juneteenth reminds us there are many events and contributions by African Americans that were never taught in school. In… Read More »

Monarch Academy Annapolis Holds Virtual Open House on June 24 and Launches Full-year Distance Learning Option

Monarch Academy Annapolis, a public contract school with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), will hold a virtual open house for families interested in enrolling in the school on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The school is open to students who live in the Annapolis cluster entering kindergarten through fifth grade in… Read More »

Celebrating Family Appreciation Week

We are excited to celebrate ​The Children’s Guild Alliance’s first “Family Appreciation Week,” June 8-12, 2020 to thank our families for your role in providing distance learning to your child/ren during the sudden closure of schools due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Family Appreciation Week is designed to show our deepest appreciation for your continued partnership in… Read More »

Our Message of Solidarity

Dear Colleagues and Families, The tragic and senseless death of George Floyd shouts that in America not everyone is free to walk the streets without being harassed or fearing for their lives. We abhor the hate-inspired speech and actions that treat some lives as disposable and regards acts of violence against the defenseless as routine… Read More »

The Children’s Guild Alliance Schools Achieves High Engagement in Distance Learning

While schools remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Children’s Guild Alliance schools in Maryland and Washington, D.C., continue to implement distance learning designed for students with disabilities, providing special education and related services and achieving 85% student engagement. “Every day missed is a day you don’t get back, especially for our students with… Read More »

Monarch Academy Annapolis Holds Virtual Open House on May 27, 2020

Monarch Academy Annapolis, a public contract school with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, will hold a virtual open house for families interested in the school on Wednesday, May 27 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The school is open to students who live in Annapolis entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall of 2020. Bus transportation… Read More »

Monarch Academy Annapolis Names Shae Johnson Assistant Principal

Monarch Academy Annapolis, a public contract school with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, named Shae Johnson assistant principal. Johnson will serve as one of the school’s two assistant principals. He brings more than 20 years of experience in education, school administration and educational coaching in both public and private, elementary, middle and secondary schools. “I’ve… Read More »

The Baltimore Sun Features Advice from The Children’s Guild on Talking to Children About COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic affects everyone, including children who may feel confused, afraid, angry, or any number of difficult emotions. How can we recognize their feelings and talk with them about the pandemic? Dr. Sanaz Kumar, a psychiatrist and assistant medical director of The Children’s Guild Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, specializes in child and family psychiatry.… Read More »

Monarch campuses are currently closed and with distance learning students participating in summer school/ESY programming. For a listing of free meals sites for children ages 2 to 18, go to aacps.org/mealpickup. View our resource Talking to Children about COVID-19 and Managing their Social and Emotional Needs.