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Providing alternative school options is one of our most important priorities. Our alternative high schools are designed to help even our most challenged students complete their education.

The goal of DCPS’ Career and Technical Education Office is to ensure that our schools are offering high-quality CTE programs of study and Career Academies that align with the District’s high-wage, high-demand careers.

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DCPS is providing high-quality tools for our teachers that will raise the floor across the District while still providing sufficient flexibility so that teachers can elegantly adapt the resources to meet the interests and needs of their students.

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.

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Take a look at the many clubs and activities in which our students participate every day! From robotics to cooking, there’s something for every interest in every student.

Download data about DCPS and its schools. Presented as MSExcel spreadsheets, this data covers enrollment, graduation rates and DC-CAS performance by school and subgroup. 

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The District Schools Television (DSTV) network began airing in 1986 as the District’s educational station. In 1992, DSTV was formally placed under the supervision of the District of Columbia Public Schools media services/communications division.

Watch a video on how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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School breakfast, after school snack, and after school supper meals are absolutely free for ALL DCPS students.  All DCPS students whose household’s gross income is within the free or reduced limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, or students in households receiving benefits from SNAP, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or TANF are eligible to receive free lunch meals.

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DCPS recognizes its role as an integral part of our community. In that role, we value your input and have provided several ways for you to give us with your opinions or ask questions on a range of topics.

In addition to credits earned during the regular school day, students can earn up to three more credits during after school credit recovery sessions.

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The Home and Hospital Instruction Program (HHIP), provides instruction and support to students who have had their educational programs interrupted because of a physical disability and/or health impairment resulting in confinement to home and/or hospital for three weeks or more.

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DCPS is committed to serving all students residing in the District of Columbia, including homeless children and youth.

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DCPS Library Programs support schools in providing a welcoming, inclusive, responsive, and open library where every student can access and utilize print, digital, and multimedia resources to inspire their curiosity, innovation, problem-solving and creation.

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We welcome your support. Donations from valued community partners support our efforts to provide a high quality education to students in our nation’s capital.

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DCPS wants to make sure your children are healthy and safe so they can achieve at the highest levels at school. DCPS partners with the DC Health and the School Nurse Program to ensure that students are able to stay healthy at school.

The Student Placement Office provides educational options for secondary students who have dropped out of school, are at-risk of dropping out, are new to District of Columbia, or are transitioning from juvenile correctional agencies.  

DCPS offers dual enrollment programs in partnership with UDC Community College, GW's Early College Program and other higher education partners.

Often times, children with disabilities need additional support and services to help them succeed in the classroom. Some students with disabilities only require specialized instruction by a teacher to adapt the curriculum to that child’s needs.