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DCPS College Readiness Initiative
The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is committed to providing DCPS students with an educational experience that will prepare them for success in college, careers and life. The College Readiness Initiative (CRI) team is particularly focused on supporting a district-wide, college-going culture that makes college a possibility for any DCPS student.

The expectation and preparation for college matriculation and graduation is a consistent measure of the DCPS goal to become the highest performing urban school district in the nation.  As such, success for the College Readiness Initiative is guided by the following principles:

Guiding Principles

  • All DCPS students preschool through 12th grade will understand that college is a viable option for each of them.
  • All DCPS students will have access to rigorous academic preparation for successful college matriculation and graduation from preschool through 12th grade. 
  • All DCPS students and families will have access to consistent and informed guidance about the college admission process (choosing a college, funding a college, and graduating college).


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