Bonding in the Wilderness

Bonding in the Wilderness

While the school year is now a month into its full swing, for seniors one of the official markings of the beginning of the year was the class trip to 4H Camp. This annual trip allows students to bond as a grade, think about the impact they would like to have in their...
Board of Governors

Board of Governors

In D.C., charters that are standalone schools or are a part of local networks are considered local education agencies (LEAs). Federal law defines an LEA as “a public board of education or other public authority legally constituted within a State.” In other words, an...
(A)broadening Your Horizons

(A)broadening Your Horizons

When I was growing up, the assignment I dreaded more than any was the “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essay that I was asked to write almost every year from the elementary grades through high school. I filled my summers with lots of reading and writing, plenty of...
Advisory Support

Advisory Support

One longstanding element of our school’s philosophy is the importance of the classroom advisory. Our students attend advisory each day with a teacher and the advisories have lunch together at least once a week. This creates an indelible support system for...
PARCC Achievements

PARCC Achievements

Each spring, middle school students and those in 10th grade take PARCC tests in English and math, assessments aligned to national curriculum standards designed to measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and careers. These exams go beyond the...
Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Felicem Annum Novum! Yesterday marked 72 days since the 2018 graduation, the last official day of our previous school year. It was great to see many of you at our first ever beginning of the year parent-advisor conferences. If you were unable to come in, feel free to...