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Programs

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Design
1
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
0
Languages
Music Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Media arts None
Visual arts Sculpture
Painting
Design
World languages taught None
Academic themes / Areas of focus Engineering
Mathematics
Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
Direct instruction
Project-based
Reggio Emilia
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Extended / longer school day
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

11
Facilities
including: Audiovisual aids
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Counseling
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
Facilities Science lab
Playground
Performance stage
Parent center
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Internet access
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 99% 1%
Hispanic 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
White 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 0% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 61%
Special education 3% 13%
Female 48% 50%
Male 52% 50%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

2
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
1
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
10
Clubs
including: Gardening
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Boys sports Basketball
Clubs Robotics club
Gardening
Math club
Game club
Drama club
Community service
Chess club
Book / reading club
Arts and crafts
Art club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Volunteer in the classroom
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Join PTO / PTA
Chaperone school trips
Attend parent nights
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School colors Blue and yellow
Students typically come from these schools DC Public Schools
  Other Charter Schools
Students typically continue on to these schools Dunbar Senior High School
  Paul Public Charter School
  McKinley Technological

Teachers

13
Staff
including: PE instructor
Staff Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
School psychologist
Robotics / Technology specialist
PE instructor
Music teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Gardening teacher
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Art teacher
World languages spoken by staff None

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 100% 77%
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 No

Enrollment

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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Application deadline 03/15/2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Highly qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010