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Hours 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
School leader Sean Aiken
District Basis Dc Pcs
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Painting
3
Music
including: Jazz band
5
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Jazz band
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Poetry
Media arts Graphics
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Chinese - Cantonese
Chinese - Mandarin
French
Latin
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Foreign languages
Humanities
Mathematics
Science
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Advanced placement (AP) courses
Gifted / High performing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Mandarin
French
Spanish
Early childhood program offered No

Support

7
Facilities
including: Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Extra learning resources Acceleration
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 Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Gym
Internet access
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 55% 1%
White 28% 1%
Hispanic 6% 13%
Two or more races 6% 57%
Asian 4% n/a
American Indian/Alaska Native n/a 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander n/a 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 61%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
4
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
12
Clubs
including: Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Girls sports Basketball
Soccer
Tennis
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Soccer
Tennis
Clubs (misc.) Digital Media Club
  Figure Skating
Clubs - dance Art History
Clubs (misc.) Board Game Club
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Math club
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Basis DC Boosters
Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Organize fundraising events
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot The Red Giants
School colors Red, White and Blue
Students typically come from these schools DCPS
  DCPCS
  Private

Awards

Academic award DC Middle School Science Bowl
Year received 2012

Teachers

17
Staff
including: Computer specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide / coach
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Mandarin
French
German
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Transportation options (misc.) Carpool offered thrr Booster
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No

Enrollment

Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Application deadline 02/08/2013
# of applications received 600
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 175
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012