Welcome to Hampstead Hill Academy
Hampstead Hill Academy is a PreK through 8th grade Baltimore City public charter school. Our elementary school is rated higher than 73% of schools in the whole state, and our middle school is rated higher than 93% of the schools in the state. For the past two years, HHA has been the highest performing elementary/middle school in Baltimore City Public Schools.
From the Desk of Principal Hornbeck
Thursday, October 1, 2020
My message to you this month comes down to one word – VOTE! We all care about what our tax dollars support like schools, public safety, clean air and water and roads. We care about who is nominated to serve on the Supreme Court, sensible immigration policies and just police reform. Your chance to be heard and have a say is right around the corner. Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day. For one week before the election, from Monday, October 26th through Monday, November 2nd (including the weekend), you can vote early and in-person, with a mask, from 7 am until 8 pm at the Southeast Anchor Library at 3601 Eastern Avenue. Be active, be involved and go vote for a better future for yourself, for your family and for the common good.
Everyone over the age of 18 who is a citizen can vote. However, the United States has a history of not letting everyone vote. Only white men who owned land had the right to vote when the country was founded. Women did not win the right to vote until 1920. Also, it’s only been 55 years since Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This Act banned the use of literacy tests designed to deny people their vote and provided for federal oversight of voter registration to ensure more people could exercise their right to vote. In 1966, the 24th Amendment banned the fees (poll taxes) some states charged disenfranchised people to vote. These changes gave black voters the legal means to challenge voting restrictions and vastly improved voter turnout. Since its passage, the Voting Rights Act has been amended to include the protection of voting rights for non-English speaking American citizens.
Finally, Americans are not voting as much as other people around the world. 80% of eligible people vote in Australia and Sweden and 70% vote in Germany, France and South Korea. Only 55% of eligible Americans vote. Let’s do our part and get the percentage up in southeast Baltimore. Please encourage your family and neighbors to vote. Elections matter!
Please join our Scholastic Book Fair online!
October 5th – 19th