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Baltimore Emerging Scholars Program helping city students reach high academic potential

Posted: 10:49 AM, Jul 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-31 11:59:48-04

BALTIMORE — While most kids are spending their summer vacation at home, others are still in school.

WMAR-2 News stopped by Gwynns Falls Elementary School on Tuesday where some students are taking part in the first Baltimore Emerging Scholars Program.

It's a six-week program for city students that show high academic potential.

"We've got rising first graders, second graders and third graders doing chemistry, doing force and motion, talking about Newton's law, they're writing their own superhero novel," said Jeannine Disviscour, CTY Baltimore Emerging Scholar Program. "It's an amazing, amazing opportunity to really, you know, to give our kids a chance to work with other kids who are interested in the same kind of things."

The program is part of a partnership between city schools and the Johns Hopkins Center for talented youth. It ends on August 12.