The Empowering Males High School will be Washington, DC’s only all-male, college-preparatory high school that places significant emphasis on humanities and classical languages, which will ensure that every young man graduates with the skills necessary to be successful in college and career.
Academic Programs will place heavy emphasis on reading, writing, and classical languages like Spanish and Latin, as well as math and technology proficiency. The school will also place particular emphasis on college and career programming allowing for school counselors to individualize life plans for each student.
All of the students will receive a strengths-based approach to their educational experience. The all-male, college preparatory high school will have smaller class sizes allowing for lower teacher to student ratios. Additional learning opportunities include community service projects, leadership programs and mentorship programs.
The school will be located in the District’s Ward 7 Deanwood community at the former Ron Brown Middle School (4800 Meade Street, NE). The Phase I building modernization begins in early 2016.
The school is open to all young men in Washington, DC. In School Year 2016-2017, the school will service 9th grade and add a grade each year.
How Do I Apply?
Interested families should fill out the My School DC Lottery Application starting on Monday, December 14, 2015. The application deadline is February 1, 2016. There are no application criteria—all students should apply. Details about the school can be found on the My School DC website.
How Do I Get Involved?
As a new school, we are seeking applications from the community to join the Empowering Males High School Community Cabinet. The EMHS Community Cabinet will be a unique group, in that the group will include members from all wards to reflect the citywide nature of the school. Additionally, because construction will be beginning as we plan the school, the group will also serve as the School Improvement Team (SIT) and will therefore work with the school leadership to provide input on both school programming and facility design. The Community Cabinet application opened on Friday, December 18. All applications should be submitted by January 15, 2016. Learn more about the Cabinet and apply.
The school administration is also planning to meet with perspective students during a listening tour at all middle schools. Living room chats and other meet and greets will be scheduled for early 2016.
Please contact EMHS@dc.gov for more information.