Why Monarch

Monarch Academy promotes high achievement through active learning, character growth and teamwork through:

  • Learning Expeditions: Faculty organizes, plans and executes project-based learning expeditions that encourages creativity, problem solving, teamwork and rigorous study as well as connects students to the community with local partnerships.
  • Active Teaching with a Focus on Arts & Technology: Teachers teach reading, writing and mathematics across the disciplines; students learn in and through the arts and technology, and the school promotes fitness.
  • Culture and Character: Monarch Academy builds and sustains a strong school culture that fosters character, integrity and respect.
  • Leadership and School Improvement: Students are taught to be effective leaders, who support high achievement and continuous improvement.

Monarch Academy is a unique collaboration of two innovative, proven models for excellence: the Transformation Education (TranZed) child-serving organization model and the Expeditionary Learning model.

Per an order from the State School Superintendent, all Monarch campuses are closed through the end of school year and students will continue with distance learning. Free meals to children ages 2 to 18 are available while schools are closed. Additional school closing details and a list of meal sites, can be found on AACPS’s website. View our resource Talking to Children about COVID-19 and Managing their Social and Emotional Needs.