Calls to close Baltimore school grow after report shows failing students were promoted

Calls to shut down a Baltimore high school are growing Thursday following an investigation that found hundreds of students are failing, with the top grade point averages hovering at an abysmal 0.13.

Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts in West Baltimore is being accused of repeatedly promoting students from grade to grade despite failing GPAs.

Tiffany France, one of the mothers profiled in the Project Baltimore investigation, said she thought her 17-year-old son would be receiving his diploma in June but learned that after four years of attending Augusta Fells, her son is being moved back to the ninth grade.

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