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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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Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015. School Without Walls is again using an online registration system. This allows parents/guardians to schedule conferences online prior to the conference date and provides teachers a list of families with whom they will be meeting. Due to the limited appointment slots available, we encourage parents Read more »
Senior Jadian Headly has been selected as one of the 10 finalists to perform at the DC-Capitals Stars gala for the performing arts for 2015! Jadian will compete for a $10,000 college scholarship at the 7th annual showcase at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm. Click here for more information. Read more »
January was a winning month for the Walls debate team! At the Jan. 17 debate tournament of the Washington-Arlington Catholic Forensic League Public Forum, students from 18 regional schools debated the topic, “Resolved: UN peacekeepers should have the power to engage in offensive operations.” Seven Walls teams competed including: Mahler Revsine and Noa RosinPlot placed Read more »
For the third year in a row, the SWW Ethics Team took first place in the DC Area Ethics Bowl held in January. Team members Rachel Bowanko, Calissa Leslie-Miller, Sydney Sloan, and Molly Weiner competed against students from other DC-area public, private, and charter schools. Students debated such political and ethical issues as medical ethics, Read more »
Walls biology teacher Sydney Bergman has won a 2014 Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching, which honors DCPS teachers who excel in the classroom. The announcement of this year’s Rubinstein Award winners includes a profile of Ms. Bergman that describes the many ways she has contributed to furthering science education both at Walls and within Read more »
SWW students won 2nd and 3rd place awards in the high school division of the Nov. 15 Pitch George Elevator Pitch Competition, sponsored by GW’s business school. With little advance notice, our winning students prepared and delivered persuasive short pitches to a panel of judges for products they’re developing. Junior Deanna Moore’s pitch won 2nd Read more »