Principal Ralph
Welcome to Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies!

 The CCFAS family looks forward to serving you and your student for the 2019 -2020 school year.  I am committed to ensuring social, emotional and academic success for your student. Parents, please take a moment to read ALICE: The BCPS Active Assailant Protocol by clicking the link. 

Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies’ leadership team has been working with the staff to make the 2019-2020 school year a gratifying and memorable time for our students. Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies goals for this year is to help the whole child.  This will be done through student centered instruction, therapeutic services and a continuous relationship between home, the students and the students’ home school.  Failure is not an option. Success is the only option.  However, in order to ensure success, attendance is a vital component to student achievement. Students are expected to come to school on time, focused and prepared to work to their fullest potential.  Earning a “C” or better in all of your student’s classes is the expectation of the entire CCFAS Family.  The CCFAS family is committed to helping your student achieve this expectation.  We are asking that you set a family goal of less than two absences per quarter this school year.  Please schedule doctor, dentist and other appointments for after school hours so that your child will not miss out on the opportunity of learning. If your child has an appointment during the school day, do not let this be an excuse to miss the entire day.

I am excited about this upcoming school year.  I am aware that all students learn differently.  It is not a one size fits all when it comes to learning.  Therefore, CCFAS will take two educational approaches in order to ensure academic success.  The first approach is the traditional classroom and the second approach is the blended learning model.  Through blended learning, students will be able to access more classes in order to return to their homeschools with the credits they need towards graduation.

 Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies is committed to helping your student become college ready, workforce ready and being an academically sound student.  Let us help your student to be successful young men and young women of excellence.


We thank you for your continued support and for your commitment to making this 2019 – 2020 school year a year of excellence and growth as we mold minds into future masterpieces.




Jewell M. Ralph


 The MISSION of CCFAS is to provide an alternative to comprehensive high schools with a focus on promoting improved behavior, pro-social skills , adventure learning, and academic success for all students.

Our VISION is that CCFAS will be a learning community that personalizes learning in order to prepare students for college and career opportunities as productive, global citizens.