Columbia Heights Educational Campus

/ Maria Tukeva, Principal

3101 16th St, NW / Washington, DC 20010 / HS: 202.939.7700 / MS: 202.939.6680
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OUR WEEKLY BULLETIN



CHEC CELEBRATES AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH - February is African American History Month, and although we are committed to social justice and cultural proficiency throughout the year as part .......

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MISSION AWARDS



The Mission Award is the highest honor given to our best faculty and staff who incorporate daily practices that move our community closer to achieving the school mission.

This month's recipients are: Erika Montes, Keith Machtinger, Adelaida Yanguas and Officer Kimberly Tate.


BLENDED LEARNING



Just because you’re physically sitting in a seventh-grade math class doesn’t mean you need to be doing seventh-grade math. If you need to work on sixth-grade skills, that’s fine, and if you can zoom ahead to trigonometry, that’s great too. This flexibility is made possible through the wide use of Blended Learning as


WORLD CULTURES


Our World Cultures program enables students to explore how human relationships, geographic features, political and social structures, economics, science and technology, and the arts have developed and influenced life in countries around the world. We emphasize the perspectives of ..


DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION


We have a dual immersion program that is designed to enrich the education of native English speakers as well as native world language speakers. Students take Spanish Language Arts and further develop their language skills while taking key content courses in Spanish. The goal is for all students to

STUDY ABROAD



Learning frequently extends beyond our halls and national boundaries. Our students frequently embark on global excursions for investigative research, social activism, leadership development and collobaration with foreign schools.  Whether students are engaged in an anti-Mafia rally in Palermo, Italy (above picture)


THE WASHINGTON POST

This undocumented, standout student faces another challenge: Paying for college
By Emma Brown April 11, 2016












Edwin Ordoñez was 9 years old when he and his father swam across the Rio Grande and slipped into this country, the final leg of a long and risky journey from their native El Salvador. Edwin spoke no


THE WASHINGTON POST

America's Most Challenging High Schools: Making the grade: CHEC ranks #27
Jay Mathews: April, 2016

America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index invented by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews. The index formula is a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school in 2015, divided by the number of graduates that year.  Noted in our national and local tables are the percentage of students eligible for government meal subsidies — a common benchmark for poverty — and each school’s average scores on the SAT, a common college entrance exam with

UPCOMING EVENTS
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM



The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism provides students with a stepping-stone towards a lucrative career by equipping them with the skills required to be a successful leader in college and today's business world. As a member of the National Academy Foundation network, our Academy is part of


EMPOWERING MALES OF COLOR



The Empowering Males of Color (EMOC) program at CHEC is dedicated to improving the life outcomes of our boys and young men who require extra support to get back on track and successfully graduate from high school and chart a constructive road map for college, career and life. EMOC is a sustained and

NEW AMERICA



Dec. 15, 2016

By Abbie Lieberman

On any given weekday at Bell Teen Parent and Child Development Center in Washington, DC’s lively Columbia Heights neighborhood, infants are napping in their cribs, learning how to crawl, and exploring their environment. In the next room over, toddlers are playing dress up, reading books, and trying to share their toys. On the inside, Bell looks like your typical high-quality child care provider.

THE WASHINGTON POST

That’s the Idea: Some schools serving low-income students believe in a challenge
Jay Mathews: April 17, 2016

I am having an argument with Erich Martel, an experienced former history teacher in the D.C. schools. He thinks it is wrong for schools to require that all, or nearly all, students take Advanced Placement courses, among the toughest our schools have.
The Columbia Heights Educational Campus, a program led by innovative principal Maria Tukeva for 35 years, requires all of its students, mostly from low-income families where English is not the first language, to take AP English. It has made significant gains in the percentage of students passing

WJLA - ABC NEWS 7

NEW SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OFFERS EMPLOYMENT OPPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
By Kellye Lynn, ABC 7 | May 25, 2016

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The library at Columbia Heights Education Campus in Northwest Washington was transformed into a job fair on Wednesday. Students came with one purpose. Kimoni Stephens is a 17-year-old junior at the school and explained, "We

CHEC NEWS


CHEC'S CHILD CENTER AWARDED HIGHEST ACCREDITATION LEVEL


November 23, 2015 – Congratulations to Director Ana Ayala, and the entire staff of the Bell Teen Parent Child Development Center! Our program has achieved a new, five-year term of accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

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