|Baltimore City College|
"Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat"
Let the palm be carried by he who merits it
|3220 The Alameda|
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
|School district||Baltimore City Public School System|
|School type||Public, College Preparatory, Exam|
|Color(s)||Orange and Black|
The Baltimore City College (BCC), also referred to as The Castle on the Hill, historically The College, and most commonly City, is a public college-preparatory magnet school in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Despite its name, the school is not a college, i. The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS The Baltimore City Public School System ( BCPSS) is one of the most historic public School districts in the United States. Andres Alonso is the chief executive officer ( CEO) of the Baltimore City Public School System in Baltimore Maryland, USA. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution A magnet school is a School which offers specialized courses or curricula. Ninth grade (called Grade 9 or Senior 1 or' Year 9 in some regions also known as freshman year in the U Twelfth grade, (also known as senior year or Senior 4 in the U Phonology North American English regional phonology In many ways compared to English English, North American English is conservative in its Phonology. A black knight is a Soldier or Knight who either is not bound to a specific liege or does not want his liege or himself to be identified and so does not The colour orange occurs Black is the Color of objects that do not emit or Reflect Light in any part of the Visible spectrum; they absorb all such frequencies of The term public school has two distinct (and virtually opposite meanings depending on the location of usage in the United States, Australia and A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school A magnet school is a School which offers specialized courses or curricula. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution. e. an institution of higher education, as it lacks the authority to confer bachelor's degrees. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and The City College curriculum includes the International Baccalaureate Programme and emphasizes study in the classics and liberal arts. The International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme (DP is an Educational programme examined in one of three languages ( English, French or Spanish "Classical literature" redirects here For literature in Classical languages outside the Graeco-Roman sphere see Ancient literature. The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. Admission to City College is competitive. Applicants from Baltimore and the surrounding area are evaluated using a combination of grades and standardized test scores.
Established in 1839 as an all-male institution, City College is the third oldest public high school in the United States, predated by the English High School of Boston (1829) and the Central High School of Philadelphia (1836). High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution The English High School of Boston Massachusetts is a high school that was founded in 1821. Central High School is a public Secondary school in the Olney section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The school was located in three different buildings in downtown Baltimore before relocating in 1928 to its current 38-acre (153,781 m²) campus at 33rd Street and The Alameda in the Waverly neighborhood of north Baltimore. Downtown Baltimore is the section of Baltimore traditionally bounded by Martin Luther King Jr The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U M^2 redirects here For other uses see M². CM2 redirects here Waverly is a historic village in the heart of Baltimore; it is a culturally diverse neighborhood with an active community life innovative schools and affordable housing Following an extensive renovation of the school's main building in 1978, the school became coeducational. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities
City College has maintained a strong academic tradition and has many notable alumni including a Nobel Laureate, a Wolf Prize recipient, Pulitzer Prize winners, and leaders in business, military, and state and national politics. Baltimore City College is the third oldest public High school in the United States. This is a list of Nobel Prize Laureates awarded for their outstanding contributions to Humanitarian causes for Peace, work in Literature The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, Politics Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions City College is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (1999–2000), one of only two public secondary schools in Baltimore City to receive the award, a Maryland Blue Ribbon High School, a Maryland Character Education High School of the Year (1999) and a National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Breakthrough High School (2003). The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools In the May 2007 Newsweek report on the top 1200 schools in the US, City College ranked 258. Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City.  The previous year the school was ranked 206.  A long-standing athletic rivalry exists between City College and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, though centered around the annual City–Poly football game, the rivalry extends to other sports as well as academics. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute ( BPI) but known most commonly as Poly, is a magnet High school in Baltimore, Maryland The City–Poly football rivalry is the oldest American football rivalry in Maryland, U
The creation of a male high school "in which the higher branches of English and classical literature only should be taught", was authorized unanimously by the City Council of Baltimore, Maryland on March 7, 1839. The history of Baltimore City College began in 1839 when the city council of Baltimore, Maryland, U A city council is a form of Local government, usually covering a City or other Urban area, such as a Town. Events 161 - Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus Year 1839 ( MDCCCXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common  Accordingly, a building on what was then Courtland Street (now Preston Gardens at St. Paul Place) was acquired to serve as the new high school. The school opened it doors on October 20, 1839 with 46 students and 1 teacher, Nathan C. Brooks. Events 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony Year 1839 ( MDCCCXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Nathan Covington Brooks (August 12 1809 – October 6 1898 was an Educator, Historian, and poet born in West Nottingham Cecil County Maryland, The school was housed in three different locations in its first three years of existence before returning to the original building on Courtland Street. Finally, in 1843 the city council allocated $23,000 to acquire the Assembly Rooms at the northwestern corner of Fayette and Holliday Streets for the school.  In 1850, the city council granted the board of school commissioners the right to confer graduates of the school with certificates, and the following year the school held its first commencement ceremony in 1851. 
In 1865, in accordance with a recommendation from the Board of Commissioners of the Baltimore City public schools, the school began offering a five-year track, as part of a process aimed at elevating the school to the status of a college so that it could grant its graduates baccalaureate degrees. The following year on October 9, 1866, as another part of this process, the school was renamed "The Baltimore City College" (BCC) by act of the city council. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1866 ( MDCCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The city council failed to take any further action, and although the school changed nominally, it was never granted the power to confer Bachelor of Arts degrees. 
The building on Fayette and Holliday Streets had been in a state of decline for two decades. It was not until 1873, when a fire spread from the Holliday Street Theater to the "Assembly Rooms", that the city council finally decided to expend the resources to erect a building for City College. A lot was acquired on Howard Street opposite Centre Street and the city council allocated $150,000 for the construction of the new building.  The new English Gothic revival-styled building was dedicated on February 1, 1875 and the school moved in the following week. The Gothic Revival is an architectural movement which began Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 1875 ( MDCCCLXXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common 
The Tudor Gothic building which housed the school lasted until 1892, when it was undermined by the construction of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tunnel from Camden Station to Mount Royal Station and collapsed. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ( B&O) was one of the Oldest railroads in the United States and the first Common carrier railroad  In 1895, a new structure, designed by the architects Baldwin and Pennington, was erected on the site. This new building quickly became overcrowded and an annex was established on 26th Street. The addition did not help with the increase in school-aged youth beginning to attend City College by World War I. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All During the 1920s, alumni began a campaign to provide the school with a more suitable building, and in 1926 ground was broken for a massive Collegiate Gothic stone castle at 33rd Street and The Alameda. See also Gothic art Gothic architecture is a style of Architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period. This new structure cost almost $3 million. 
The school began admitting African-American students following the landmark ruling Brown v. Board of Education. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, 347 US 483 (1954 was a Landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court, which overturned earlier In September 1954, 10 African-American students entered City College.  The administration also sent two African-American men, Eugene Parker and Pierre Davis, to teach at school in 1956. Parker taught at City College for 30 years and Davis, after teaching for one year, returned as the school's first black principal in 1971. 
In 1978, after having undergone its first major capital renovations, the high school welcomed women for the first time. The all-male tradition did not end easily; alumni had argued for the uniqueness of a single-sex educational system and convinced the task force studying the issue to vote 11–6 in favor of keeping the all-male tradition. The Board of School Commissioners, in a reversal, voted to admit women citing constitutional concerns. The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme Law of the United States. 
City College stands on a 38-acre (153,781 m²) campus in northeast Baltimore at the intersection of 33rd street and the Alameda. The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U M^2 redirects here For other uses see M². CM2 redirects here  The campus consists of two buildings, the Gothic-style edifice known locally as the "Castle on the Hill" that sits in the center of the campus, and the power plant building east of the castle. In addition to providing the building's utilities, the power plant originally housed five work shops: an electrical shop, a mechanical shop, a metal shop, a printing shop, and a wood shop.  Only the main building is in academic use by the school. Both buildings were designed by the architecture firm of Buckler and Fenhagen. Just south of the main building is Alumni Field, the school's stadium, which serves as home to the football, boy's and girl's lacrosse and track teams. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with During a major building renovation in 1978 a modern gymnasium was added to the southwest corner of the main building.
On June 30, 2003, the current building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of  The listing of the building coincided with its 75th anniversary. The previous location of the school on Howard Street is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  On April 24, 2007 the Castle on the Hill earned the additional distinction of being a Baltimore City Landmark. Events 1479 BC - Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. This new status means that the building’s exterior cannot be altered without approval of the city Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation. 
Throughout most of the 20th century the college preparatory curriculum at City College was divided into two tracks: the "A" course and the "B" course. A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school Though both tracks were intended to provide students with the skills necessary for college, the "A" course was intended to be more rigorous. In the early 1990s, Principal Joseph Antenson removed the two tier system because he believed it to be racially discriminatory.  In 1998, the academic program took on the general form in which it exists today, when Principal Joseph M. Wilson introduced the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Program) into the 11th and 12th grade curricula. The International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme (DP is an Educational programme examined in one of three languages ( English, French or Spanish Eleventh grade (called Grade 11 or Senior 3 in some regions also known as junior year in the U Twelfth grade, (also known as senior year or Senior 4 in the U  The IB Program is a comprehensive, liberal arts program that must be completed in students’ junior and senior years. Students now have the option to pursue a standard college preparatory curriculum, the IB Program, or a combination of the two.
In 2007, opposition to the continuation of the IB Program arose. Members of the Baltimore City College Alumni Association argued that the IB Program was diverting a significant amount of the school's resources, in order to benefit a fraction of the student population.  Only approximately 30 students are in the full IB Diploma Program at City College. Some members also argued that the rigidity of the program did not give students enough flexibility. Citing these concerns, the alumni association encouraged the school to replace the IB Program with the "A course" and expand the number of Advanced Placement courses offered. The Advanced Placement Program is a program that offers college level courses at High schools across the United States and Canada.  The alumni association's recommendation, though non-binding, was intended to persuade the school to terminate the IB program and replace it with a more equitable and flexible curriculum. Nevertheless, the school administration is moving ahead with plans to expand the IB Program by incorporating the IB Middle Years Program into the 9th and 10th grade curricula. The International Baccalaureate (IB Middle Years Programme (MYP is an Educational programme intended for students aged approximately 11 to 16 (grades 6-10 in International Ninth grade (called Grade 9 or Senior 1 or' Year 9 in some regions also known as freshman year in the U Tenth grade (called Grade 10 or Senior 2 in some regions also known as sophomore year in the U 
In addition to the 23 IB courses, the school offers six Advanced Placement courses. Both programs have contributed to the academic ranking of the school. In the 1999–2000 academic year, City College was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School. The United States Department of Education (also referred to as ED, for Education Department is a Cabinet -level department of the United States  In June 2005, the Johns Hopkins Magazine reported that the Johns Hopkins University had awarded full time, four-year scholarships to ten seniors.  In the May 2007, Newsweek report of the nation's top 1200 schools, City College was ranked 258 and in the 2006 report the school was ranked 206. Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City.  The expansion of the number of AP and IB courses offered allowed City to perform well in the Newsweek rankings, which are based heavily on the number of AP and IB courses offered.
Students wishing to enroll in City College must apply in the 8th grade. Enrollment is open to both residents and non-residents of Baltimore City, though non-residents must pay tuition. Eligibility is based on a composite score that is determined by the Baltimore City Public School System. The school system generates the composite score based on a student's grades in the 7th grade and first quarter of the 8th grade, and a student's performance on a national standardized test, with the student's grades receiving double the weight as the test scores. 
The enrollment at City College in 2007 was 1353 students. Of those students, 504 were males representing approximately 37. 25% of the student populations, and the remaining 849 students were females, representing approximately 62. 75% of the student population. The 1229 students who identified themselves as African-American comprised 90. 84% of the student population. An additional 105 students identified themselves as white, comprising 7. 76% of the student population. The remaining 1. 4% of the population identified themselves as Hispanic, Asian, or American Indian. 
City College offers over 20 student clubs and organizations. These activities include chapters of national organizations such as National Honor Society (established at City in 1927) and Quill and Scroll. Started in 1921 the National Honor Society, or NHS, is an organization whose intent is to recognize middle and high school students who show achievement in scholarship Quill and Scroll is an international high school journalism honor society that recognizes and encourages both individual and group achievements in scholastic journalism City College offers service clubs such as the Red Cross Club and Campus Improvement Association. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an International humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers worldwide who stated  In addition, City offers clubs and activities including Drama which holds the annual play, Art, Model UN, Band, and Dance. Model United Nations (informally abbreviated as Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants Other unique clubs and activities include One City One Book, an organization that invites the entire school community to read one book selected by faculty and invites the author of the book for a reading, discussion, and question and answer period.  In 2007, Pulitzer Prize winner, MacArthur Fellow, and novelist Edward P. Jones discussed his book Lost in the City. The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, The MacArthur Fellows Program or MacArthur Fellowship (sometimes Nicknamed the "genius grant") is an award given by the John D A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story Edward P Jones is an African American author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Moreover, the campus school store is completely student run and managed by the Student Government. A students' union, student government, student senate, students' association, or guild of students is a Student Organization One of City College's most notable academic teams is the It's Academic team which participates on the It's Academic TV Show. It's Academic is a televised academic quiz competition for high school students currently airing on three NBC affiliates in Washington D 
The origins of the speech and debate program at City College lie in the Bancroft Literary Association, which was established in 1876. The Bancroft Literary Association and the Carrollton-Wight Literary Society are two competing forensic societies at the Baltimore City College.  In 1878, a second competing society, the Carrollton Literary Society, was established.  That society was later renamed the Carrollton-Wight Literary Society, after its first faculty adviser, Professor Charles Wight. The two societies competed through the 1960s but became dormant in the late 1970s. 
In 1997, the two societies were resurrected as the Baltimore City College speech and debate team.  The speech team has retained the name of the Bancroft Society and the debate team has retained the name of the Carrollton-Wight Society. The team currently competes in the Baltimore Catholic Forensic League, the Baltimore Urban Debate League, and the National Forensic League. The Baltimore Urban Debate League ( BUDL, pronounced 'boodle' is an American non profit, Urban debate league, which is intended as an educational and The National Forensic League is one of three major US national Organizations which direct high school competitive speech events  The team has had success at the national level, advancing at the Harvard University Invitational Tournament, the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament, and the National Forensic League National Speech Tournament. Mock trial was not a traditional part of the literary societies, but it has been incorporated into the speech and debate program. A mock trial is a contrived or imitation trial. It is similar to Moot court, but mock trials deal with trials while moot court deals with Appellate court  In 2006, City College defeated the 2005 State Champion Squad from Richard Montgomery High School to advance to the semifinals of state championship, but was later defeated by local rival the Park School of Baltimore, which advanced to the final trial. Richard Montgomery High School (#201 is a secondary public school located in Rockville Maryland. The Park School of Baltimore is a private co-educational K-12 school located in Brooklandville Maryland, USA, just north of the city of Baltimore
The marching band at City College was created in the late 1950s. At the time, the instrumental music program consisted of the orchestra, concert band and marching band. An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well A concert band, also called wind band, symphonic band, symphonic winds, wind orchestra, wind symphony, or wind ensemble A marching band is in the broadest terms a group of performers that consist of instrumental Musicians and sometimes dance teams / color guard who generally perform In 1954, Professor Charles M. Stengstacke directed a 65 member concert band that doubled as a marching band in the fall. During halftime performances at home the band would form the shape of a heart or a car, but always ending the performance by forming the letters C-I-T-Y. 
In the 1980's, under James Russell Perkins, these groups grew in size and changed styles, adding "soulful" dance steps. Perkins’s groups toured and traveled the east coast. They received superior ratings at district and state festivals. Perkins is responsible for the creation of the City College Jazz Band, the “Knights of Jazz”.
In 1994, Alvin T. Wallace became Band Director. During his tenure, a wind ensemble was added and the marching band grew to include over 150 members. In 1999, the band swept the top categories in the Disney World high school band competition. Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited and largest recreational resort in the world containing four Theme parks two Water parks twenty-three themed hotels  In 2006, the wind ensemble received a grade of superior at the district adjudication festival and marched in the Baltimore Mayor's Christmas Day Parade. 
The City College choir was founded in 1950 by Professor Donald Regier. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is an American abolitionist song written by Julia Ward Howe in November 1861 and first published in The Atlantic Monthly For the musical composition see Chorale. A choir, chorale, or chorus is a Musical ensemble of Singers Originally a co-curricular subject with only 18 members, by 1954 it had developed into a major subject of study with 74 students enrolled.  Under the direction of Linda Hall, today's choir consists of four groups: the Mixed Chorus, the Concert Choir, the Singin'/Swingin' Knights, and the Knights and Daze Show Choir.  The Mixed Choir is opened to all students at City College and currently has a membership of approximately 135 students. The Concert Choir is a more selective group consisting of about 50 students, who must audition for their places in the choir. The Singin'/Swingin' Knights is an even more selective group composed of 25 students. The Knights and Daze Show Choir is a group of students, who perform a choreographed dance routine while they sing. See also, Choreography (literally "dance-writing" from the Greek words "χορεία" (circular dance see chorea) and "γραφή" With the exception of the Knights and Daze Show Choir, which performs jazz and pop music, the choir's repertoire consists of gospel music, spirituals, and the classics of composers like Handel and Practorious. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Gospel music is Music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life as well as (in terms of the varying music styles to Spirituals (or Negro spirituals) are songs which were created by African slaves in America.
The choir has traveled to Europe on several occasions; its first trip was in 1999, after receiving an invitation to perform at the Choralfest in Arezzo, Italy. Arezzo ( Latin Arretium) is a city in central Italy, capital of the province of the same name, located in Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest  In 2003, the choir returned to Italy to perform at the annual Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Annex I and Annex II Countries and Developing Countries Signatories to the UNFCCC are split into three groups Annex I countries (industrialized countries  The choir has also performed in France and Spain. 
On October 2, 2007, the Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall announced that the City College choir was one of four high school choirs selected to participate in the National High School Choral Festival on March 10, 2008. Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Carnegie Hall (generally ˌkɑrnɨgi ˈhɔːl is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east Events 241 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The four choirs will perform Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem under the direction of Craig Jessop, Mormon Tabernacle Choir Director. Johannes Brahms ( pronounced ˈbʁaːms (May 7 1833 &ndash April 3 1897 was a German Composer Craig Jessop is an American academic musician and singer best known for his tenure as the music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1999 to 2008 The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a 360 member all-volunteer Choir. The choirs will also be led by their own directors in performing choral selections of their choosing. 
During the late 1880s, inter-scholastic sports became a feature of school life and a number of teams were begun in various sports. Digital Harbor High School, formerly Southern High School, is a public, magnet High school located in Baltimore The formal organization of an athletic program did not occur until 1895.  During the early years of the athletic program, City College played mainly against college teams because few other secondary schools existed in Maryland. The 1895 football schedule included St. John's College, Swarthmore College, the United States Naval Academy, University of Maryland, and Washington College. Swarthmore College is a private, independent, liberal arts college in the United States with an enrollment of about 1500 students The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States that educates and commissions officers of the United States The University of Maryland College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland UMD, UMCP or simply Maryland) is a public research See Washington (disambiguation for institutions with similar names  The current City College athletic program consists of six men's varsity teams, seven women's varsity teams, and five coeducational teams. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities The men's sports played are baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, and wrestling. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Lacrosse is a full contact Team sport played using a solid rubber ball and long handled racket called a crosse or Lacrosse stick. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Scholastic wrestling is the commonly-used name of the style of Amateur wrestling practiced at the High school and middle (junior high school level in The women's teams are badminton, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball. Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles or two opposing pairs (doubles who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Lacrosse is a full contact Team sport played using a solid rubber ball and long handled racket called a crosse or Lacrosse stick. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet The five co-ed teams are cross country running, indoor track and field, swimming, track and field, and tennis. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles)
The football program began in the 1880s, yet at the time the school faced mainly collegiate opponents, since few other schools in the area fielded teams. Since the inception of football at Baltimore City College in the mid 1870s City's football Knights, also called the Collegians and the Alamedans, have  By the early 1900s this trend shifted, and the team began competing with other high schools. Between 1936 and 1940, under coach Harry Lawrence, City College remained undefeated for 38 consecutive games, which included 35 wins, three ties, and four state championships.  In 1959, George Young, who would later become the general manager of the New York Giants, became head coach of the team. George Young ( September 22, 1930 - December 8, 2001) was an American football executive General Manager or GM for short is a descriptive term for certain executives in a Business operation The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York City suburb of East Rutherford New Jersey. Young coached City College to a total of six Maryland state championships. He left after the 1967 season to become an offensive line coach for the Baltimore Colts. The Indianapolis Colts are a professional American football team based in Indianapolis Indiana. 
In 1975, George Petrides, a City College alumnus, became head coach of the football team and has remained in this position for 32 years.  During his tenure, Petrides led the team through a 29 game winning streak—the longest consecutive winning streak in the history of Maryland football—and to two consecutive Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference championships in 1991 and 1992.  On September 11, 2006, Petrides was honored as the Baltimore Ravens High School Coach of the Week for the third time. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore Maryland. 
The City–Poly football rivalry is the oldest American football rivalry in Maryland, and one of the oldest public school football rivalries in the U. The City–Poly football rivalry is the oldest American football rivalry in Maryland, U American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with High school football rivalries in the United States more than one hundred years old For a list of other long-standing rivalries see S.  The rivalry began in 1889, when City College met the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Poly) at Clifton park for a football scrimmage. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute ( BPI) but known most commonly as Poly, is a magnet High school in Baltimore, Maryland  Little is known about the first game, except that it was played between the City JV team and Poly with City emerging as the victor.  City remained undefeated in the series until 1908.  In November 2006, City and Poly clashed in the 118th City–Poly football game. 
One of the most memorable City–Poly games occurred on Thanksgiving Day 1965, at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, with some 25,000 fans in attendance. Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a traditional North American Holiday, which is a form of harvest festival. Memorial Stadium was a Sports Stadium in Baltimore Maryland, that formerly stood on 33rd Street City beat Poly 52–6, and completed a 10–0 season with the team being ranked eighth in the nation by a national sports poll.  City's 52–6 victory over Poly in that game is the largest margin of victory in the history of the series.  Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke was the quarterback and Maryland Delegate Curt Anderson was the captain of that team. Kurt L Schmoke (born December 1, 1949) is the Dean of the Howard University School of Law and a former Mayor of Baltimore Maryland Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. Curtis Stovall Anderson (born October 12, 1949) is an American politician lawyer and former broadcast journalist The game is no longer played on Thanksgiving or at Memorial Stadium, but is now located at the home of the Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium, in downtown Baltimore. The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore Maryland. M&T Bank Stadium is the home to the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore's National Football League franchise With 2007's 26–20 win by City, Poly leads the series 58–54–6 (counting the first 15 scrimmages won by City).
The lacrosse program at City College is the oldest high school lacrosse program in the state of Maryland.  The informal playing of lacrosse began at the school in 1879, when a group of students decided to field a team; this continued annually until 1891.  In 1902, lacrosse became a permanent part of the school's athletic program. During the program's inception, City College played against collegiate lacrosse teams, including Johns Hopkins University. It was not until City's rival Poly fielded a team in 1912 that the school had high school opponents.  At least 10 former members of the men's lacrosse team are in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The US Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, located in Baltimore Maryland on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, is operated by US Lacrosse. Currently, both men's and women's lacrosse are played at City.
The Green Bag is the senior class annual at City College. Published continuously since 1896, The Green Bag is the oldest publication still in existence at the school.  G. Warfield Hobbs Jr. , president of the 1896 senior class and first editor-in-chief of the Green Bag, gave the publication its name in recognition of the role of City College graduates in political leadership. Historically, the political appointees of the Governor of Maryland have been known as the "green bag", though the derivation of the term is unknown. The Governor of Maryland heads the Executive branch of the government of the U  The first yearbooks contained sketches of faculty and seniors, and included recollections, anecdotes, stories, and quotes significant to the student body. Underclassmen were included for the first time in 1948. In 2007, The Green Bag released its first full-color edition. 
The most controversial issue of the Green Bag was published in 1900 when Members of the senior class used the annual to make fun of their professors. The school board attempted to censor the edition by requiring the Green Bag to be reviewed by Principal Francis Soper. The yearbook had already been printed, and in defiance of the school board, the editors refused to have the edition censored and reprinted. The school board responded by withholding the diplomas of six of the editors and the business manager and by preventing the school from holding a public commencement ceremony. One of the boys expelled, Clarence Keating Bowie, became a member of the school board in 1926. 
The Collegian has been the school newspaper of City College since its first publication as a bi-weekly newspaper in 1929. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint.  Though several other publications existed in 1929, The Collegian is the only publication other than the Green Bag still printed. Originally, the paper was both managed and printed by students. During the 1930s, The Collegian won numerous awards including second place in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's annual contest for five years in a row. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association ( CSPA) was founded in 1925 to create a standard of success for academic journalism for the United States' high school and universities  In recent years, the publication has waned. Budget cuts have reduced the number of issues printed, and students no longer write for the paper as an extracurricular activity. Instead the paper is produced by students enrolled in the journalism course. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people Citing the decline of The Collegian and increasing disorder in the school, several students started an underground publication entitled Omnibus in May 2007. 
The Baltimore City College Alumni Association (BCCAA) was established in 1866 as a support network for City College. The BCCAA holds an annual meeting at the school every November and its Board of Governors meets the first Monday of each month at the school.
The BCCAA publishes the class reunion guide, established and maintains an endowment fund, awards alumni scholarships, conducts the Hall of Fame selection and induction, publishes a quarterly newsletter, maintains an alumni data base and assists with numerous projects designed to enrich student life and improve the facility. The endowment assets remain at more than $1 million with more than 30 college scholarships awarded every year to graduating seniors. 
The Baltimore City College Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held every October. Alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the school, the city, state, country or the world are selected to become members with former inductees, alumni and students attending the two-hour ceremony. One of the 2007 inductees was Robert Hormats, a Vice-President at Goldman Sachs. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc, or simply Goldman Sachs ( is a large global Bank holding company that engages in Investment banking securities 
Many City College alumni have become civil servants, including three of the 10 individuals currently representing the state of Maryland in the U.S. Congress—Congressman Elijah Cummings, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, and Senator Ben Cardin. Baltimore City College is the third oldest public High school in the United States. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses Elijah Eugene Cummings (born January 18 1951) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the Charles Albert Ruppersberger III usually known as Dutch Ruppersberger (born January 31 1946) is a Democratic member of the United Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin (born October 5 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States Senate representing the state of  Among graduates with significant military service are two Commandants of the Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Frederick C. Billard and Admiral J. William Kime,as well as 2nd Lieutenant Jacob Beser, the only individual to serve on both the Enola Gay when it dropped Little Boy and Bocks Car when it dropped Fat Man. A military is an Organization authorized by its Nation to use force usually including use of Weapons in defending its Country (or by attacking The Commandant of the United States Coast Guard is the highest ranking member of the United States Coast Guard. Frederick C Billard ( September 22, 1873 - May 17, 1932) served as the sixth Commandant of the United States Coast Guard Admiral John William Kime (c 1934 – 2006 served as the 19th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from May 31 1990 to June 1 1994 Jacob Beser ( March 15, 1921  – June 16, 1992) was a lieutenant in the United States Army Air Forces who served WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Little Boy was the Codename of the Atomic bomb, developed via the "Manhattan Project" which was dropped on Hiroshima, on August 6 1945 by the Bockscar, sometimes called Bock's Car or Bocks Car, is the name of the United States Army Air Forces B-29 Bomber that "Fat Man" is the codename for the Atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, by the United States on August 9 In addition, three City College alumni are recipients of the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. 
The list of alumni includes prominent scientists, such as theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler, who coined the term black hole and received the 1997 Wolf Prize in Physics, Martin Rodbell, who received the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of G-proteins, and Abel Wolman, the "father" of chlorinated drinking water and a National Medal of Science recipient. Theoretical physics employs Mathematical models and Abstractions of Physics in an attempt to explain experimental data taken of the natural world John Archibald Wheeler ( July 9, 1911 &ndash April 13, 2008) was an eminent American Theoretical physicist. A black hole is a theoretical region of space in which the Gravitational field is so powerful that nothing not even Electromagnetic radiation (e Martin Rodbell ( December 1, 1925 &ndash December 7, 1998) was an American Biochemist and Molecular Endocrinologist The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin is awarded once a year by the Swedish Karolinska Institute. GTP chemical structurepng|thumb|180px| Guanosine triphosphate]] G proteins short for guanine nucleotide-binding proteins, are a family of Proteins involved Abel Wolman (born June 10 1892 - died February 22 1989 was an American inventor scientist professor and pioneer of modern Sanitary engineering. Chlorination is the process of adding the element Chlorine to Water as a method of Water purification to make it fit for human consumption as The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals in Science and Engineering who have made important Notable writers such as Leon Uris, author of the Exodus, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Karl Shapiro, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times columnist Russell Baker are also alumni. Leon Marcus Uris ( August 3 1924 - June 21 2003) was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep Exodus by American Novelist Leon Uris is about the founding of the State of Israel. The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, Karl Jay Shapiro (b November 10 1913, Baltimore Maryland – d Russell Wayne Baker (born August 14, 1925) is an American Pulitzer Prize -winning writer known for his satirical commentary and self-critical Businessmen, who have graduated from the school, include David M. Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, and David Abercrombie, namesake and co-founder of Abercrombie & Fitch. David Rubenstein is the co-founder of The Carlyle Group, an American Private equity firm The Carlyle Group is a global Private equity investment firm based in Washington D David T Abercrombie ( June 6, 1867 &ndash August 29, 1931) often referred to simply as Abercrombie, is the original founder of the Abercrombie & Fitch ('æbɝkrɒmbiː ænd 'fɪtʃ ( (A&F is an American clothing Retailer.