High School

Shooting Star

Kennedy Krieger High School student with autism secures dream internship with NASA

Abby ReznekThere's just something about the solar system that fascinates me. It started when I was about five years old. I couldn't get enough of books and computer programs about planets, moons, and stars. I was even interested in model rockets because, in life-size form, they created a path to the great Milky Way.

A School of Real World Experiences

Unique Work-Based Learning program of the Career and Technology Center Results in Graduates Who Are Highly Qualified to Get, Keep Jobs

High School Students Ebony Wilkens and Larry BruceAcross the country, young adults preparing to enter the workforce are feeling the sting of a tight job market. Competition for employment is stiff for the brightest, most talented youth, much less young adults with learning, emotional and neurological problems.

Working at Play

Holly Lewis
A Child's Work Is to Play, But Not All Children Know How. Several Programs at Kennedy Krieger Teach Them -- For the Sake of More Than Just Amusement.

Corey Opher, Jr.The playroom of Kennedy Krieger Institute's Achievements program doesn't look like a typical child's playroom. There are no blocks, books, dolls or trucks lining the shelves or scattered about the floor. In fact, the room seems practically devoid of toys, those things that inspire the imaginations of children but it's not.

Duty, Honor, Country: Students Find Sense of Belonging in Young Marines Unit for Kids with Special Needs


Young Marines at Kennedy Krieger High SchoolAdolescence isn't easy it's a tough road filled with all sorts of risky possibilities, from school failure and conflict with parents to more dangerous threats like involvement in drugs and gangs.

Reversing Paralysis

Led by World-Renowned Researcher Dr. John McDonald, A New Center at Kennedy Krieger Revolutionizes Care for Children with Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis through Activity-Based Therapy.

Reversing ParalysisFor years, people who suffered spinal cord injuries were told that the first six months of their recovery would paint an accurate picture of how they would live the rest of their lives. If a patient recovered any movement, it would probably be in those first few months and, nearly all experts believed, improvement after two years was impossible.

Local Special Needs School Awarded Special Scholarships

May 10, 2001
Administrator and Students Alike Benefit From Scholarship Awards

BALTIMORE, MD - Kennedy Krieger School, a nationally recognized facility serving the needs of students with complex multiple learning and behavior disorders, celebrates the accomplishments of one administrator and three students. Renard Adams, a school administrator, has been awarded a $2,000 Diversity Scholarship from the National Association of Private Special Education Centers aimed at assisting young administrators. Mr. Adams, an Owings Mills resident, taught in the middle school prior to becoming an administrator and is currently working at Furman L.

National Grand Prix "Races" into Kennedy Krieger School

June 4, 2002
Kids with Disabilities Learn Important Lessons at Special Fun Day Evenr

BALTIMORE, MD - Kennedy Krieger High School/Career and Technology Center will be transformed into a mini racing complex on June 12 as students participate in a "Grand Prix Fun Day" from 8 a.m.- 11 a.m. Approximately 100 students, ranging in age from 14 to 21,will rotate through a series of educational "stations," all focused on racing.

Kennedy Krieger School Celebrates Special Thanksgiving

November 15, 2001
Contribution Donated for Pain Management Clinic for Children with Chronic Illness

BALTIMORE, MD - From 11 am to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) will join the children of Kennedy Krieger School, at 1750 E. Fairmount Avenue in East Baltimore, for a check presentation ceremony and Thanksgiving dinner. The RMHC recently contributed $11,460 to Kennedy Krieger for a non-pharmacological pain management clinic for children with chronic illness. The school has invited RMHC for a special program that will include the singing of "God Bless America" and the presentation of McDonald's giant check.

Marsh USA Helps Kennedy Krieger Students Fling Into Spring

May 17, 2000
Local insurance broker realizes the most rewarding investment is in the children of our community

BALTIMORE, MD - Marsh USA believes that our country's greatest asset is our children. As a responsible partner in the Baltimore area business community, this local insurance broker realizes the most rewarding investment a corporation can make is in the children of our community. That's why Marsh USA prides itself in being the corporate sponsor of Kennedy Krieger School's Spring Fling.

Bank of America Commits $250,000 to Kennedy Krieger Institute

July 11, 2000
Funds to benefit Kennedy Krieger School Career and Technology Center

BALTIMORE, MD - The Bank of America Foundation has made a $250,000 commitment to Kennedy Krieger Institute's capital campaign to benefit the Kennedy Krieger School Career and Technology Center, the Institute's new high school. Opened in September 1999, the high school is a national model of a school-to-work program focused on career preparation for adolescents with special needs. The goal of the school is to empower students to work toward economic independence by teaching them skills necessary for success in the workplace.

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