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MacArthur High School (Opening August 2023)


About MacArthur High School

In August 2023, DCPS will open its newest high school! MacArthur Blvd High School (final name to be determined) will be a comprehensive, neighborhood high school serving the diverse interests and needs of students in Ward 3 and across the city. This new school will offer rigorous academics, Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways, arts programming, and a range of athletic and club options, shaped by community feedback and the interests of the first cohorts of students. By enrolling in MacArthur at its founding, the first cohorts of students will have access to exceptional leadership opportunities and will help to shape the character of DCPS’s newest high school. 

For any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

Updates (as of 11.17.2022) 

Read the latest FAQ document (#2) related to MacArthur Blvd High School. This document details focus areas and next steps for planning and implementation, including enrollment and academic programing options. Questions are sourced from community emails and meetings. (Spanish version)

Read the FAQ document (#1) detailing phase-in policies and details of the school. (Spanish version)

DCPS has hosted five Community Working Group (CWG) meetings so far. All meeting resources can be found in the shared folder here. Below is a summary of the meetings:

CWG meeting #1 on June 2, 2022 - The group engaged in conversation that included the roles and responsibilities of CWG members, the announced phase-in policies for MacArthur HS, and design and construction plans.

CWG meeting #2 on June 23, 2022 - The group completed a school visioning activity, learned about the elements of a comprehensive DCPS High School, and heard from DCPS content experts about specialized curriculum available for MacArthur HS.

CWG meeting #3 on August 8, 2022 - Results from the community survey and student survey were shared in the meeting which provided insights about programming preferences and school name options for MacArthur HS.

CWG meeting #4 on September 8, 2022 - The group discussed updates about enrollment, student recruitment strategies, and school leader recruitment. 

CWG meeting #5 on September 22, 2022 - The group discussed updates about building construction, academic programming focusing on exploring the IB curriculum.  

CWG Meeting #6 on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - DCPS hosted a virtual Community Working Group (CWG) meeting for MacArthur High School. The group discussed academic programming recommendations focusing on CTE options, world languages and athletics.