Academic focus and philosophy
|Educational philosophy and approach to learning||
DC Prep is the highest-performing network of public charter schools in the nation's capital, committed to bridging the educational divide by increasing the number of students from traditionally underserved communities with the academic preparation and personal character to succeed in competitive high schools and colleges. DC Prep places a dual focus on rigorous academics and character education. For more information about DC Prep's award-winning educational model, visit www.dcprep.org.
|Academic themes / Areas of focus||
General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
|Instructional / curriculum models used||
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
|Extra learning resources||
Differentiated learning programs
|Special education programs||
|Level of special education programming||
Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
|Level of ESL/ELL programming||
Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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|This school||State average|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Two or more races||0%||57%|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0%||0%|
Book / reading club
Girls on the Run
|Extended care / Extended programs||
|After school end time||
Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer time after school
|Students typically come from these schools||
DC Prep's Edgewood Elementary Campus
DC Prep's Benning Elementary Campus
DC Prep - Anacostia Elementary Campus (Opening Fall 2015)
|Students typically continue on to these schools||
Independent, Private, or Parochial Schools
Selective Public Magnet High Schools
High Performing Public Charter High Schools
|Parent involvement details||
DC Prep places an emphasis on cultivating a strong home-school relationship that fosters shared aspirations and responsibility for Preppies’ success. Teachers and school leaders are in continuous communication with families about student progress and growth, and parents have ample opportunities to engage with the campus community (namely, through Parent Action Team involvement at each campus as well as periodic Parent-Teacher Conferences). For more information, visit www.dcprep.org.
|Approach to addressing and preventing bullying||
DC Prep is committed to having a positive learning and working environment for all students and employees. Any conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, learning, or social environment is not acceptable. DC Prep will not tolerate harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or age. This includes bullying behavior and sexual harassment of any nature.
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Special education coordinator
|World languages spoken by staff||
At DC Prep we recruit, attract, and work hard to retain the most talented and uncompromising educators who share the fundamental belief that every child can succeed at the highest levels, and who work diligently every day to make that a reality. And we give our carefully selected and highly trained faculty the ongoing professional development they need to deepen and improve their craft. For more information, visit www.dcprep.org.
DC Prep's Edgewood Middle Campus is Metro-accessible (via the Red Line at Brookland/CUA and Rhode Island) and Metro-bus accessible (via D8 and G8).
|School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops||
|Partnerships with local resources and organizations||
Girls on the Run
Cooking Matters, Capital Area Food Bank
|Application/ enrollment process details||
DC Prep campuses proudly participate in the "My School DC" common application and lottery system. For more information, visit http://www.myschooldc.org.
|Type of application deadline||