Our Vision, Our Mission - Columbia Heights Educational Campus

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All students who graduate from our Dual Language Immersion Early College Campus will be prepared to succeed in college and civic life as leaders in the quest for social justice. We develop intellectually curious scholars who are articulate communicators in two languages, critical thinkers and consumers, cultural ambassadors, and contributing community members. Our students develop positive habits that build physical and mental health.  We focus on socio-emotional learning as a key part of the instructional program, and our students demonstrate perseverance, ethics and character in the pursuit of excellence. Restorative practices are the foundation of our school climate, as we enhance relationships and build community. As lifelong learners in the pursuit of excellence and innovation, we foster a growth mindset through which teachers, administrators, students, parents, and community members all collaborate to achieve goals. We trust one another to continually improve our practice.

an Academic and Career
Curriculum with

a Climate which is  

a Socio-Emotional
Curriculum with

a Student who is

  • Small learning communities
  • Differentiated, individualized and multisensory instruction (including field trips)
  • Group work
  • Development of language skills across content areas
  • Development of each student’s language skills in more than one language
  • Rigor in college preparatory and vocational courses
  • Clear, high standards as a driving force
  • Teachers with expertise in content and methodology
  • Supplies and materials to support all aspects of instruction
  • Multiple and Systematic Final Assessments
  • Well-planned student workload
  • Learning in the home
  • Extension  beyond the school day
  • Conflict Resolution
  • A strong emphasis on Arts and Music

  • Warm
  • Accommodating
  • Supportive
  • Collaborative
  • Excited
  • Multicultural
  • Patient
  • Filled with school spirit
  • Respectful
  • Representing high expectations
  • Safe
  • Thinks Big

  • Parents in the total program
  • Mentoring and partnerships for students
  • Extensive social services which empower students
  • Programs which develop self-esteem and inner strength
  • Teaching demonstrates respect and professionalism
  • Provides bilingual support
  • Provides discipline without excluding students
  • A uniform dress code
  • Safe and well protected
  • Services for Parents

  • Responsible
  • Independent – Self-sufficient
  • Empowered
  • Able to Communicate well in English and his or her native language(s)
  • Able to ask questions
  • Proud
  • Able to express himself or herself
  • Aware of, and sensitive to other cultures
  • Able to interact with peers and be a team member
  • Knowledgeable of technology
  • Motivated
  • Able to articulate and reach goals
  • Prepared to do college work while in high

ACE Mentoring Program
Akin Gum Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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

Hilton Worldwide
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
Residence Inn Marriott
SER-Jobs for Progress
State Farm
University of the District of Columbia
Urban Alliance
Wilderness Leadership and Learning
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