Details overview

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

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
World languages
Humanities
Mathematics
Science
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Advanced placement (AP) courses
Gifted / High performing

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Painting
3
Music
including: Jazz band
5
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
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
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Mandarin
French
Spanish

Support

7
Facilities
including: Gym
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Gym
Internet access
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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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%
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 a free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 61%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
4
Boys Sports
including: Tennis
12
Clubs
including: Dance club
Girls sports Basketball
Soccer
Tennis
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Soccer
Tennis
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
Clubs (misc.) Digital Media Club
  Figure Skating
  Board Game Club
Clubs - dance Art History
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Basis DC Boosters
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Organize fundraising events
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: Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Coach(es)
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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

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