Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 93% 1%
Hispanic 7% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
White 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 57%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Student subgroups

  This school State average
English learners 4% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 61%
Special education 10% 13%
Female 49% 50%
Male 51% 50%
Source: See notes

Programs

Classes

Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught French
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) International Studies
Instructional / curriculum models used College preparatory
Honors track
Individually guided instruction
Project-based
Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Extended / longer school day
Block scheduling
Early childhood program offered No

Support

Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Multiple disabilities
Other
Speech and language impairments
Significant developmental delay
College preparation resources School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Vocational or skills-based training None
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent center
Performance stage

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Flag football
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Track
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 7:00 PM

Awards

Academic award PCSB Tier 1 School
Year received 2012
Academic award PCSB Tier 1 School
Year received 2013

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Proctor exams
Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Pirate
School colors Navy Blue, Gold
Students typically continue on to these schools Paul International High School
  Banneker Academic High School
  McKinley Technology High School

Teachers

Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide / coach
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
Spanish
Vietnamese

Qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers
All subjects 100%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Alpha-Phi-Alpha Fraternity
Partner website Http://www.alpha-phi-alpha.com/
Partner Rho Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha-Kappa-Alpha Sorority , Inc
Partner website Http://www.rhomuomega.org/program.htm
Partner American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE)
Partner website Http://www.aale.org/
Partner District of Columbia Public Charter School Association
Partner website Http://dcacps.org/
Partner Josh Howard Foundation
Partner website Http://www.joshhowardfoundation.com/index.htm

Enrollment

Apply Now - Learn more Http://www.paulcharter.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=120322&type=d&pREC_ID=235637
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Application deadline 03/15/2013
# of applications received 550
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 675
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Student subgroups NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010