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.
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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:
Enrollment – students must attend a Maryland school for at least one semester before the graduation date
Credits – students must complete a minimum of 21 course credits
Required State Assessments – students must pass state assessments in four subjects
For more information, visit Baltimore City Public School’s webpage
Do you need financial aid for undocumented students?
Affordable Colleges – Information on college access for undocumented students
Immigrants Rising – California-based organization with national resources for undocumented students
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – Providing scholarships and resources to all students
My Undocumented Life – Up to date resources and information specifically 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.
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
Any questions, comments or suggestions can be sent directly to the Youth Pipeline Coordinator email: firstname.lastname@example.org