Congratulations Class of 2017!

Graduation was held June 10th, 2017 at GW’s Lisner Auditorium. We wish every one of our School Without Walls graduates the very best in their next steps! (This is a slideshow. Wait a few seconds or click image to move to the next one.)

Penguin Pride

May 27, 2017: Congrats White House and Nat’s Education Challenge Winners! Samantha O’Sullivan and Catherine Morrison won first place for their White House Historical Association and Washington Nationals’ Education Challenge with their submission: President William Taft’s Children’s Bureau.  The Children’s Bureau is the first federal agency within the U.S. Government and the world to focus exclusively on Read more »

SWW Debate team looking for parent co-coach

The SWW debate team is looking for a parent co-coach to help our growing and successful team, including supervising at occasional weekend tournaments. No experience necessary, beyond a love of a spirited argument. The current coach would be happy to train someone. If interested please contact Hanna Rosin at 202 550-5495.

End of year event dates

May 30th and May 31st: Students taking Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry classes will be taking required DCPS Standardized testing June 1st: Deadline for Re-enrollment Week of June 5th: Final exams for underclassmen June 9th at 1 pm: Award Ceremony to recognize Walls’ students at Lisner June 10th at 1 pm: Walls’ Graduation June Read more »

HSA Meeting tonight – April 13th

Please join us this week on Thursday, April 13 for the School Without Walls High School Home and School Association meeting, at 6:30 pm featuring special guest presenters Joyanna Smith, Ombudsman for Public Education, D.C. State Board of Education; and Suzanne Greenfield, Director, Citywide Bullying Prevention Program, D.C. Office of Human Rights   Subject: National Institutes Read more »

Walls students present projects at the Mikva Actions Civics Fair

Teacher Kerry Sylvia of the Social Studies department took eight Walls students from her DC History and Government classes to the Mikva Actions Civics Fair to present their projects.

Letter from Principal Trogisch

Dear School Without Walls Community, I was shocked and upset by the recent posting on line and graffiti written in the bathroom at SWW HS. I would like to let everyone know that we are working on plans to educate and train all members of the SWW community about how to work, live and be Read more »

How DCPS deals with communicable diseases and common pests

Two downloads from DCPS Chancellor Wilson: Letter from DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson DCPS FAQ on Communicable Diseases and Common Pests  

Ward 7 Family Fun Day – February 26th

Ward 7 Families! Be sure to save the date for Sunday, February 26th (1:30-4:30 pm) for a day of fun for students and parents. Students will get to go to a GWU Men’s basketball game against George Mason University at 2 pm, while parents can participate and enjoy a potluck or refreshments located nearby the Read more »

Grade Bump Update as of Feb 1st

During the February LSAT meeting the LSAT approved two measures relating to issues of grade bump inequities among various categories of Walls students. First, for students that are not in the GWU program and did not take Honors classes at other schools, the administration will include with all transcripts an addendum that provides an alternative Read more »

“Books and Bucks” for Walls!

SWW Book Fair at Politics and Prose on April 2, 2017; 10am-8pm. A Parent Coordinator and hourly shifts of on-site volunteers are needed (Students can earn community service hours!) The parent will coordinate this event and work with SWWHS librarian Ms. Vollin to coordinate staffing the table with parents/students in hourly shifts, make the posters Read more »