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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. 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. Read the school's informational brochure.

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

We're excited to meet the future students and families of MacArthur HS! See all the events that Principal Dr. McCray will be attending throughout January 2023. Read Dr. McCray’s introductory letter

We held our first virtual open house on Saturday, January 14. Watch a recording of the meeting. Review the presentation slides. Se ofreció una reunión informativa virtual en español. Vea una grabación de la reunión en español. Revise la presentación en español.


Principal Announcement for MacArthur HS

Dr. Harold McCray will lead MacArthur High School as the founding principal for the 2023-2024 School Year. Learn more about Dr. McCray


Enrollment for SY23-24 Begins April 2023 

MacArthur High School is looking for 9th and 10th graders for School Year 2023-24! We’ve set our goals to enroll 200 students for 9th grade and 50 students for 10th grade for our inaugural year.   

Who Can Attend MacArthur

In-Boundary Students: MacArthur is the in-boundary neighborhood school for all students living in the Hardy Middle School boundary and is the destination high school for all students attending Hardy or one of Hardy’s feeder elementary schools.  Students currently attending Hardy or those who live in-boundary will have a guaranteed right to attend MacArthur and can directly enroll beginning March 31, 2023. A My School DC application is not required. To find your in-boundary school, visit enrolldcps.dc.gov/node/41.

Other Ward 3 Students: MacArthur is interested in enrolling current students from Deal MS, Oyster-Adams EC, and Jackson-Reed HS (9th grade) to help alleviate overcrowding pressures at Jackson-Reed. Interested students will automatically receive a transfer preference through the lottery. For more information about the transfer preference, visit myschooldc.org/faq/key-terms#faq-Transfer-preference.  

District-Wide Students: All are welcome to apply! Students who do not attend Hardy MS or live outside of the MacArthur boundary can apply through the My School DC Lottery. Submit your high school application online at https://apply.myschooldc.dc.gov by February 1, 2023. For more information about applying to high school, visit myschooldc.org/how-apply/applying-high-school

Equitable Access Designated Seats (EADS): MacArthur will offer equitable access designated seats in the My School DC lottery. These designated seats are available for eligible applicants who meet specified criteria. For more information about the criteria and designated seats, visit  myschooldc.org/node/49311


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 six 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.