Blended Learning - Columbia Heights Educational Campus

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  • Redesign
  • Focus on global citizenship
  • Online portal guides
  • Competency-based learning

  • Start Date:  Fall of 2015
  • Grades Served: 6-9
  • Students at start: 150
  • Students at capacity: 1,410

  • Self pacing and mastery-based credit
  • Blended learning
  • Student-centered

In the fall of 2015, CHEC launched DC Public School’s first cloud-based Personalized Learning Platform (PLP) across all 8th grade classes, as part of a multifaceted effort to increase student engagement by empowering students to “take control” and design learning experiences that are meaningful to them. The initiative put laptops in the hands of 150 students who are now responsible for prioritizing the learning path that they wish to pursue during a structured "personalized learning time."

The PLP curriculum is designed to assess every student’s unique, personal strengths as well as determine areas for growth in order to tailor instruction to address specific needs. This newly redesigned model dramatically changes the structure and flow of the school day and allows master teachers to spend increased one-on-one time with students, while associate teachers are used to help students build proficiency across all subject areas. This data-driven approach will help CHEC maintain its 85% college attendance rate, while continuing to improve student proficiency.

CHEC also brings an international perspective to its curricula through an emphasis on global citizenship. Students engage with a variety of cultures through language immersion courses, internships, and study abroad programs.
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Arent Fox LLP
Bancroft Foundation
British Council
Camp Horizons
Catalogue for Philanthropy
CityBridge Foundation
Collaborative Solutions for Communities
Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center
D.C. College Access Program (DC-CAP)
D.C. Department of Health and Human Services
D.C. Office of Early Childhoon Education
D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education
D.C. Public Schools
Denihan Hospitality Group
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department the Treasury
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Embassy of France
Embassy of Italy
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Gala Hispanic Theatre
George Washington University
Global Kids
Flamboyan Foundation

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Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.
Howard University
Inter-American Development Bank
Justice Grants Administration
The Kennedy Center
LaSalle Hotel Properties
Lois and Richard England Family Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
University of Maryland – College Park
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
Montgomery College
National Symphony Orchestra
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Rotary Club of Washington, DC
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SER-Jobs for Progress
State Farm
University of the District of Columbia
Urban Alliance
Wilderness Leadership and Learning
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