Penguin Pride

August 4, 2017: Eliska Peacock was awarded the honor of being the state flag bearer at the State Games of America 2017 held in Grand Rapids, Michigan! On August 4, 2017, Eliska represented Washington, DC and carried the flag of the Nation’s Capital into the opening ceremony, where many of the estimated 12,000 competing athletes Read more »

SWWHS is still enrolling international exchange students. Please consider serving as a host family!

Have you ever considered hosting an international student? This is your opportunity to create an international family when you welcome a Youth For Understanding (YFU) exchange student into your home for 10-12 weeks this fall!  These 15 to 18 year-old students speak English, have their own spending money, insurance and are carefully selected based on academics and Read more »

Health & Wellness Camp

Greetings Penguins and Penguin Parents, I hope this message reaches you well and you’re enjoying the summer vacation. With School Without Walls having limited access to athletic fields and spaces, I would like to offer the opportunity to students to get in a little organized physical activity over the month of July with our 1st Read more »

See 2017 SWW HS Summer Assignments here! -Updated-

AP World History AP French  AP Spanish Language & Culture AP Spanish Literature  AP English Language & Composition Reading: Humanities II (10th grade): Pudd’n Head Wilson by Mark Twain AP Language & Composition (11th grade): Outliers by Malcom Gladwell Humanities IV and AP Literature & Composition (12th grade): The Awakening by Kate Chopin For Humanities I Read more »

Class of 2018 Senior Project Summer Assignment

You completed your Pre-Senior project and had a brief window in to the expectations of Senior Project.  Now the real work begins.  You need to choose your topic and begin your research this summer. Once you choose a topic, you need to find the sources you will come to depend on as you design your Read more »

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.)

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.

Have you ever considered hosting an exchange student?

International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) is seeking families interested in hosting international high school students, ages 15-18, from Europe, Asia and Latin America for the upcoming School Year. Students have their own spending money and insurance, and an ICES Local Coordinator provides supervision and support. Hosting an exchange student is a rewarding way to experience Read more »

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 »