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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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SWWHS Testifies at DC City Council Hearing

SWW HSA President Jean Boland, SWW student Yared Lingo (’16) and LSAT member Melody Webb testified at the DC City Council hearing on the DCPS budget. They called on Chancellor Henderson to adopt the merger working group recommendations. SWWHS wants a dedicated full-time principal, a separate and transparent budget, one campus and a plan. Review Read more »

SWW LAX Bolstered by Major Grant

When School Without Walls launched its boys lacrosse program in 2013, just four students turned up for the initial interest meeting. But coach Michael Collins saw a major shift a few weeks ago when this year’s gathering attracted more than 30 interested players. Read more in the recent story by Brian Kapur in The Current. Read more »

SWWHS Sweeps Top Spots of JA Essay Competition

We are delighted to share this BIG win for our SWWHS writers! Last fall, Junior Achievement invited high school students to compete in the 2013 Junior Achievement Essay Competition, which asked applicants to write an essay on the topic “Which will do more to improve life in the United States over the next decade, business Read more »

Those Penguins Sure Can March!!! (photos too!)

The Rally and March of the Penguins today was amazing. Thank you to all of the organizers, sign makers, and especially the students who stood up and spoke about saving Walls. You demanded to be heard, demanded your education, demanded a dedicated principal, and a transparent budget. You made it very clear that not one Read more »

Spring Break and Beyond: Community Service Opportunities

As you make Spring Break plans, consider working on your community service hours. As a reminder, you need a total of 100 hours to graduate and it is recommended that you complete 25 hours by the end of freshman year. If you need community service forms, please see your counselor. Check out the following opportunities: Read more »

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