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How did you come up with the name for your school?

Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy is named for Guion "Guy" S. Bluford, Jr., retired Colonel from the United States Air Force, former NASA Astronaut, and first African American in space; Charles Drew, (1904-1950) physician and medical researcher developed the method for preserving and reconstituting blood and the system for storing blood plasma (blood bank); and Dr. Mae C. Jemison, physician, retired NASA astronaut, and the first African American woman to travel in space; three African Americans who have made significant contributions to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics realms.

Do BDJ Scholars wear uniforms?

Yes, BDJ scholars wear uniforms.

During the Fall (usually the first day of school through the first Monday in October) scholars wear:

  • Shirts – BDJ Polo shirts worn daily and tucked in all day
  • Long Pants / Walking Shorts – Khaki pants or walking shorts
      No Cargo (pockets on the sides) Pants or Shorts
  • Belt – Black or dark brown belt daily
  • Shoes – Black or dark brown shoes – No tennis shoes are accepted

During the Winter (usually the first Monday in October through the first Monday in June) scholars wear:

  • Shirt – White long sleeve shirts daily tucked in all day
  • Tie – Yellow and navy tie daily
  • Navy BDJ Blazer – All 7th, 8th and 9th grade Scholars are to wear the Bluford Blazer each day, all day
  • Cardigan / Sweater Vest – All 6th grade Scholars have the option of wearing either daily
    • No hooded attire will be worn during school
  • Long Pants – Khaki long pants only
    • No Cargo Pants (pockets on the sides)
    • Belt – Black or dark brown belt daily
    • Shoes – Black or dark brown shoes – No tennis shoes are accepted

Where can BDJ uniforms be purchased?

Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms
Loch Raven Plaza
923 Taylor Avenue, Towson, MD 21286
Phone: 410-828-4709
Flynn & O’Hara Uniforms

Super Kids Uniforms
Security Square Mall
6901 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone: 410-597-8181

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