A new approach to schools

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 SWW_entrance_photo2for 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 Associate of Arts degree from GW. Learn more »

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Help Send Walls’ Ensemble Concert Choir to Cuba

Walls’ concert choir has been invited by the Cuban Ministry of Culture to learn and perform in Havana at the end of May. The choir is soliciting funding to help cover the cost of visas, travel, lodging and tour costs so that all of our performers can make this one-of-a-kind trip. Support is welcome on any level—can you help?

Student Opportunities

Updated 5/25: Check here for a list of volunteer and scholarship opportunities, internships, college fairs, tutoring and counseling, internships, etc.

Meet Walls’ 2016 GW Early College Program Graduates

Our 2016 GW ECP class participated in the graduation ceremonies of The George Washington University on May 15, 2016, on the National Mall. The GW ECP graduates were awarded an Associate of Arts degree by GWU’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. This is the sixth cohort of School Without Walls students to graduate from GW with an Associate of Arts degree. Congratulations, graduates!

2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Volunteers Needed

Assist stage managers, help with audiovisual recording of performances, work with participants, provide general administrative support, and much more. Volunteers may also be asked to assist with participants’ arrivals and departures in the days leading up to and following the Festival. You must be 16 years or older to apply.

SWW Street Law Class Wins First Place City-Wide

Congratulations to SWW Street Law class members Claire Contreras, Savannah Toure, Annie Brennan, Jonah Merriam, Destinee Perry, and Fatima Yansane for their first-place win in the 44th Annual City-Wide Mock Trial Competition!

WMATA 2016 Youth Empowerment Summit, May 21

WMATA invites students from around the region to participate in their 2016 Summit, an opportunity to gather the ideas, opinions and needs of youth riders to improve safety on Metro. There will be workshops, group activities, panels and discussions about civility, respect, and diffusing conflict, that invite and encourage students to be part of the solution.

Parent-Teacher Conferences May 23

Updated 5/12 (links fixed): Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 from noon until 7:00 pm. YOU MAY BRING YOUR STUDENT! All you need to know about scheduling is in the post.

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