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Resources for Parents 

Supporting your adolescent's career


Welcome to the parents’ resources page of Centro SOL.

Academic success starts early in childhood. It is never too late to begin taking steps to support your teen’s education.

In this page, you will find useful information we have gathered to support you in understanding and navigating the education and financial aid systems.

We are in this together, join us!


Parent Toolkit

A resource made for parents like you, with options for different school levels from pre-K to high school and beyond. Find it in Spanish and English!


Understanding High School and Beyond

The school system and paying for college are two of the main topics parents are most concerned about. That is why we are providing some concepts that will help you understand education in high school and the financial aid component of college access.

About High School


Report cards are very important indicators of a child’s education. They contain relevant information about the academic performance of your child. Make sure you read, understand and discuss any issues with your child’s teacher.

Even in high school, parents should have access to their adolescent’s report card. Report cards are sent home on a quarterly basis, and a parent or guardian must sign them.


Do you know what your child has to do in order to graduate?

There are 3 requirements that every student in the state of Maryland must complete:

  1. Enrollment – students must attend a Maryland school for at least one semester before the graduation date

  2. Credits – students must complete a minimum of 21 course credits

  3. Required State Assessments – students must pass state assessments in four subjects

For more information, visit Baltimore City Public School’s webpage

Financial Aid

Do you need financial aid for undocumented students?

The Parent Dictionary

Would you like more information on report cards and financial aid? Below are some important key terms for clarification.

Key Terms

The Grading Scale:

  • The Report Card

  • Grade – Represents a student’s performance based on course of study expectations. Grades reflect how a student performs in the classroom and on assignments and tasks.

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) – The numerical representation of a grade measuring a student's overall performance across courses taken for a specific period of time.

  • Marking period – A segment of the school year during which instruction is delivered, student progress is monitored, and grades are given.

  • Report card – A document that records the student’s grades, attendance, and other information.

For more information, visit Baltimore City Public School’s Policy Page

Important Financial Aid Terms

Contact us

Any questions, comments or suggestions can be sent directly to the Youth Pipeline Coordinator email: centrosolpipelines@jhmi.edu