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The Next Step/El Proximo Paso PCS

Charter | 10-12 & ungraded | 250 students

Our school is best known for helping students continue their education.
 
 

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $480,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,330.

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Posted October 3, 2009

The Next Step serves a population of youth who desperately need a solid education as well as help in transitioning into higher education or an immediate career move. Its multilingual staff and students face the world bravely and with a powerful message: You can do this!


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 78% N/A
Black 20% 1%
Two or more races N/A 57%
White N/A 1%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
Special education 14%N/A13%
English learners 0%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 77%N/AN/A
Female 77%N/AN/A
Male 78%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 70%N/AN/A
Hispanic 78%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 81%N/AN/A
Not economically disadvantaged 73%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 76%N/AN/A
General-Education students 78%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 83%N/AN/A
Not limited English proficient 69%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Graduation rate

  This school District averageState average
All Students 63%N/A75%
Female 67%N/A77%
Male 60%N/A71%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 100%N/A83%
Black, not Hispanic 50%N/A77%
Hispanic 62%N/A62%
Economically disadvantaged 65%N/A96%
Students with disabilities 0%N/A94%
General-Education students 65%N/A73%
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 70% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 5% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 5% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 20% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation CCDC
UDC
Montgomery College
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club: Latin, Hip Hop
  • Drama club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • ESOL
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 9:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Susan Evans-Espinoza
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Part-time study
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 234-0001

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Adult education
  • College prep
  • GED
  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • ESOL
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: Latin, Hip Hop
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Game club
  • Math club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Burgundy, Gold
School mascot
  • Los Lobos
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
437
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
636

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
CCDC
UDC
Montgomery College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 70%
4 year college - 5%
Vocational - 5%
Workforce - 20%
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3047 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Phone: (202) 319-2249

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