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DC Metro Graduates the Class of 2013!
Monday, May 6th - Higher Achievement DC Metro graduated 83 eighth-grade scholars, its biggest class ever, on Monday evening at THEARC in Ward 8. They honored two champions with the Green Apple Award: Larry Horowitz ,of Velsor Properties, and Gary Thompson, of Reed Smith. Congratulations to our new graduates and the community who helped them along the way! Check out the 2013 program here.
IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT: Higher Achievement DC Metro Office and Centers Closed on Tuesday, October 30
October 30, 2012 - Due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the DC Metro office and Centers will be closed on Tuesday, October, 30th. Please contact your scholar's Center Staff if you have any additional questions. For timely updates, please visit our Facebook Page.
IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT: Higher Achievement DC Metro Office and Centers Closed on Monday, October 29
October 29, 2012 - Due to the unexpected arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the DC Metro office and Centers will be closed on Monday, October, 29th. Please contact your scholar's Center Staff if you have any additional questions. For timely updates, please visit our Facebook Page.
Higher Achievement teams up with Great Schools DC for the High School Placement Fair
October 20, 2012 - Join us for the annual High School Admission Fair on October 20, 2012 at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center. The High School Admissions Fair is your change to meet representatives from DCPS Specialized High Schools, DC Public Charter High Schools, and Parochial and Independent Private Schools. You will also be able to attend workshops to learn about what you and your child need to do now in order to successfully complete the high school admissions process.
Higher Achievement Needs Sports Elective Teachers
September 25, 2012 -- OPPORTUNITY: Elective Teachers Needed!
Who: Individuals who have experience teaching/working with middle school students and are committed to healthy lifestyles and the power of sports
What: High energy sports and recreating elective teachers
Where: Ward 1 (2200 Champlain Street NW); Ward 6 (1503 East Capitol Street SE); Alexandria (4646 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA)
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; 5-6pm; October 1-December 15th
Higher Achievement Featured on the Smarter Summers Blog
July 6, 2012 - Higher Achievement is part of Smarter Summers, a three-year initiative supported by the Walmart Foundation and National Summer Learning Association to provide high-quality summer learning experiences to more than 20,000 middle school students across 10 cities. Click here to check out the article.
Ward 1, Ward 4, Ward 7, and Ward 8 will be closed Tuesday, July 3rd.
All DCPS school buildings are closed tomorrow due to power outages. Ward 6 and Alexandria will be open tomorrow. Please visit our Facebook Page for timely updates about closings and information about Summer Academy.
All Higher Achievement - DC Metro Achievement Centers will be closed Monday, July 2nd.
All school buildings, including ACPS, are closed tomorrow due to power outages, and all DCM Centers are closed. Please visit our Facebook Page for timely updates about closings and information about Summer Academy.
Higher Achievement Wins Deloitte Sprit of Service Grant
Higher Achievement is honored to recieve this year's HandsOn Greater DC Cares Spirit of Service Grant, sponsored by Deloitte, LLP. "This was created to award a nonprofit that is significantly impacting their community. The recipient will use the $10,000 grant to advance volunteerism and service for greater community impact."
Higher Achievement Featured in Best Practices in Summer Learning
The National Summer Learning Association recently released a report on best practices for engaging older youth in summer learning. Higher Achievement was honored to be interviewed and mentioned as one of the best programs in the nation. In this report, the National Summer Learning Association highlights Higher Achievement’s programming opportunities for scholars, including the Literary Love Poetry Performance and Olympics of the Mind, as well as the organization’s data-driven approach to individualized student learning. Read More.
Learn more about the 2012 DC Metro Going Places Gala!
Looking for Two Summer VISTA Associates - Alumni Outreach and Outreach Coordinator
Higher Achievement is currently hiring Americorps VISTA Summer Associates to assist with our Alumni Support and Outreach efforts.
Member Duties : Summer Associates will teach during a six-week transitional institute designed to prepare students for high school. Instruction will be experiential and interactive in an effort to maximize student learning and to offer an invaluable and rewarding hands-on learning experience; Student learning will be supported through a one to eight teacher-student ratio. SA's will provide instruction in one of the areas mentioned. In addition to direct service teaching and assistance, Summer Associates may provide assistance and support for the Summer Institute in the following areas: 1. Offer additional program development through ideas and feedback 2. Identify and recruit students 3. Develop new/current lesson plans 4. Recruit and train teachers and staff 5. Identify Career Day Hosts and Volunteers 6. Assist with funding, space and other resources 7. Provide incentives and rewards for students and staff 8. Outreach to alumni corps.
Higher Achievement DC Metro is looking for elective teachers
Higher Achievement is looking for elective teachers to provide high quality programming as a part of our 2012 Summer Academy. Specifically, we are seeking individuals interested in teaching: dance, sports, drama, photography, and cooking. We are always open to other courses, if an engaging alternative becomes available. Elective classes will run from June 25th-July 26th, Monday-Thursday, from 2:30-3:30 pm.
Higher Achievement Partners with Teaching for Change
Higher Achievement is excited to collaborate with Teaching for Change, Busboys and Poets, The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) as co-sponsors of this inspiring event. Read more.
Higher Achievement Impact Study
Groundbreaking new study shows that Higher Achievement has a significant impact on math and reading test scores. Read more.
Going Places Gala!
Our 4th annual GoingPlaces! Gala was a huge success – over $815,000 raised! Check out news coverage of the event here.
Celebrating 20 Years of the Freddic Mac Foundation
Since 2000, the Freddie Mac Foundation has been an important partner and supporter of Higher Achievement. In honor of the 20th anniversary, we made this video! Read more.
The Power of Higher Achievement Mentors
Read how an Alexandria mentor helped make our 4th annual gala even sweeter.
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