The alternative high school that opens today in Crownsville will remain nameless until later this year, after students and faculty members make recommendations.
County school officials said that after a spate of complaints, some from local members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and prominent families, they decided against using the temporary name they had chosen this month.
Board members and school officials had agreed on the name Arundel Academy for the high school for disruptive students. That infuriated some longtime residents, who found it too similar to the semiprivate Anne Arundel Academy.
The local DAR chapter, several of whose members had parents who attended Anne Arundel Academy, had placed a marker along Millersville Road at the site of the school, which closed in 1924. Its grounds were given to the Board of Education, and Millersville Elementary was built there.
The alternative high school is on the Crownsville Hospital Center grounds. About 30 students are to start there today.
Pub Date: 1/29/97