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The School Without Walls High School is located in Washington D.C. on the campus of George Washington University. The collegiate environment is a result of the long-term partnership with the university that has yielded many benefits for both communities. The newest manifestation of this partnership is the joint Associate of Arts program. Select students can spend their junior and senior years as full-time George Washington University students and earn both a high school diploma from School Without Walls and an Associates of Arts degree from GW. Learn more »

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Brazilian Educators Visit Walls

Starting on September 15, SWWHS is welcoming 28 Brazilian teachers and administrators on a 10-day study tour of schools and of U.S. government agencies and NGOs involved in education. Their aim is to learn how U.S. educators work to improve student performance, lower dropout rates, and increase instructional effectiveness. As a high-performing public magnet school Read more »

Scholarship Fair – September 20

The College Scholarship Fair, sponsored by the Latino Student Fund, is a free event for all 8th- to 12th-grade students from DC and the suburbs. Representatives of the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program, the POSSE Foundation, Coca Cola, DCTAG, Herb Block, and other scholarship providers will attend. The fair will run from 1 to 3 pm Read more »

‘Tis the Season for College Info Meetings

Here’s a very good reason for your junior or senior* student to take advantage of Walls’ Naviance site: to learn about and register for college informational sessions held every week for the next several months. This week: Coppin State, Colgate University, Providence College, and the University of Mary Washington. Dates, times, and locations for each meeting Read more »

“Walls in the Wards” Hosts Needed

The HSA is looking for parents to host, co-host and attend “Walls in Your Neighborhood” events that will take place in every ward of the City. Hosts for Wards 1, 4, 7 and 8 are needed. These events — informal gatherings with refreshments and lots of opportunity for conversation — are important outreach efforts to Read more »

Talent Competition Offers $2k-$10k in Scholarships

The DC-CAPital Stars Talent Gala Competition offers up to $10,000 in college scholarships to young performing artists—musicians, dancers, and singers—who win this annual competition, sponsored by DC-CAP. Contact Walls’ DC-CAP adviser Chad Smith for more information; click here for the application. Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30 to participate.

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