Dear DC Public Schools Families,
DC Public Schools (DCPS) is committed to building a public school education in which every child feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life. As part of our ongoing effort to ensure that every potential 2018 graduate is prepared to receive a diploma, DC Public Schools is hosting resource fairs for students and their families at every comprehensive high school, reviewing every senior student’s transcript, and is ensuring every student and their family know their path towards graduation.
Mayor Muriel Bowser, Interim Chancellor Dr. Amanda Alexander, and Interim Deputy Mayor Ahnna Smith, are bringing together District agencies and nonproﬁt organizations to host resource fairs at comprehensive high schools. The resource fairs will provide information on summer jobs, housing, childcare, transportation, and other city services available to students and their families. Resource fairs will take place at the following locations and
Wilson High School: March 2, from 3:30— 5:30 pm.
Dunbar High School: March 7, from 3:30— 5:30 pm.
H.D. Woodson High School: March 9, from 3:30— 5:30 pm.
Coolidge High School: March 14, from 3:30 — 5:30 pm.
Anacostia High School: March 16, from 3:30— 5:30 pm.
Eastern High School: March 21, from 3:30 — 5:30 pm.
Cardozo Education Campus: March 23, from 3:30 — 5:30 pm.
To answer questions regarding the attendance and grading policies for School Year 2017—2018, please read the 2018 High School Attendance, Grading, and Credit Recovery FAQ For Families available at dcps.dc.gov/graduation. This document contains important information, including the process on how students and families can appeal a reduced or a failing grade due to unexcused absence(s) from Term 2. Please note that due to this clariﬁcation, DCPS has extended grade-reduction and failures-due-to-absences appeals deadline to Friday, March 9. The updated grade appeal form is available at dcps.dc.gov/graduation.
As part of graduation verification, DCPS is reviewing all transcripts for students preparing to graduate. As transcript reviews are completed, each school will ensure that students and families receive communication regarding student graduation status. If you are in the class of 2018 cohort and have not yet met with your school regarding your graduation status, please contact your school counselor.
As we approach the end of the school year, we will continue to be transparent about our progress so that every student, family, and community member has confidence in knowing that our graduates are prepared for college, career, and life. With that, DCPS is providing a mid-year update on the percent of DCPS high school seniors who are on—andoff—track for graduation in June or August 2018. Please visit dcps.dc.gov/graduation for graduation data.
With respect and appreciation,
Wanda H. Legrand, Ed:D.
Deputy Chancellor, Social Emotional Academic Development