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School leader:  Dr. Marco Clark, Ed.D.
770 M Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

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(202) 388-1011
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"We are best known for highly visible & caring staff!"


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    Paid public transportation


  • Arts
    Graphics, Technical design and production...
  • World languages
    Latin, Spanish
  • Sports
    Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Flag football...
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Submitted by a parent · April 05, 2015
Richard Wright School for Journalism and Media Arts is the school of opportunity for students with an interest and/or talents for pursing a professional career in the field of communications. Richard Wright is the school for getting a foundational... more

Submitted by a parent · October 27, 2014
My godchild attends this school. It has been a wonderful experience for him so far. The staff appears caring and they are serious about his education-homework every night. But more importantly he has found a place that excites him about coming... more

Submitted by a parent · October 26, 2014
Richard Wright Public Charter school is a school that educates and nurtures its students. What impressed me about this school beyond its academics and the exposure to the White House for its journalism students is the home visits in the... more

Submitted by a parent · October 25, 2014
I have notice a very positive change in my nephew during his tenure at Richard Wright. His thirst of knowledge about Journalism and Video Production is quite impressive, in addition to his enthusiasm about attending college and pursuing a career... more

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The design of RWPCS will offer a data driven instructional program based on a curriculum which is designed for students with a wide range of academic skills. The design also supports an expansion of activities that reinforce reading and writing skills through Latin Instruction, as well as technology integration at school and home. Other pertinent information about RWPCS are as follows: �?�¢?�?�¢First Latin-Based Curriculum Model in low-income and high risk area of Washington, DC �?�¢?�?�¢First Public Charter School offering a Journalism and Media Arts Focus: Broadcast Journalism; Print Media (Newspaper and Magazine Design); Graphic Arts and Vocal Recordings; Film Making; and Video Design �?�¢?�?�¢Curriculum aligned with the National Common Core Standards and the DC Public Schools Learning Standards �?�¢?�?�¢Highly-Visible usage of Technology integrated in curriculum �?�¢?�?�¢Introduction to Journalism and Media Arts for college and career readiness �?�¢?�?�¢All graduates equipped and "COLLEGE READY" �?�¢?�?�¢Highly Qualified administrative and instructional staff �?�¢?�?�¢Laptops purchased for each student (school and home usage) �?�¢?�?�¢Uniquely professional student uniforms worn daily �?�¢?�?�¢Student Government Association, Clubs and Athletics �?�¢?�?�¢Parent College �?�¢?�?�¢Located on both Blue and Orange Metro Lines �?�¢?�?�¢Several Metro Bus Routes within one block of school

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Richard Wright PCS
770 M Street SE, Washington, DC  20003
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. (202) 388-1011
Last modified Richard Wright PCS is a Charter school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.