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ACADEMICS

AP Courses Offered: 18


ARTS

  • Music Theory
  • Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • Studio Art: 3-D Design

ENGLISH
  • English Language
  • English Literature
 
HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • US Government and Politics
  • US History

MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science Principles

SCIENCES
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

WORLD LANGUAGES
  • French Language
  • Italian Language
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature

Four-Year Graduation Rate

84%

Students Attending 4 Year Colleges

82%

Average Daily Attendance Rate

94%

World Language courses offered:

Arabic, French, Italian
Mandarin Chinese,
Spanish (dual immersion)

Student Exchanges

Brazil, China, Haiti, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay and The Bahamas

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

Total Enrollment    

1,410

Male

702

Female

708

African-American/black

34%

Asian/Pacific Islander

1%

Caucasian/white

1%

Hispanic/Latino

61%

Multi-ethnic

2%

Other

1%

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Academy of Hospitality & Tourism - in conjunction with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) helps CHEC students chart career paths in one of the world’s largest industries, from hotel management to sports, entertainment, and event management.

Early High School - allows middle school students the opportunity to accrue high school credits in advance of entry to Bell Multicultural High School.

Early College - provides students with a variety of off campus college courses and the opportunity to accrue tuition-free college credits while still in high school. We beleive that many of our students are ready and eager to do serious college work and that their ambition should be taken seriously.

World Languages - prepares students to be linguistically and culturally competent in languages other than English. CHEC has DCPS’s only grade 6-12 Dual Language immersion program. Students also have the option of taking Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese.

Robotics - is part of CHEC's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) initiative. Students use math, physics, art, and their ingenuity to create robots to compete with other schools. Students interact with professional mentors from science and engineering fields at least once a week, giving students positive role models, job skills, and an insight into the engineering field.

Study Abroad - prepares CHEC students to be global-ready. Today’s employers seek graduates who can communicate in at least one foreign language, have multi-cultural knowledge, possess skills and training in negotiating with people of different cultures and have the basic skills to travel and work outside of the United States.

ACE Mentoring Program
Akin Gum Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Arent Fox LLP
Bancroft Foundation
Brainfood
British Council
BUILD Metro DC
Camp Horizons
Catalogue for Philanthropy
CityBridge Foundation
Collaborative Solutions for Communities
COSEBOC
Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center
CSOSA
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
MITRE
UnidosUS
National Symphony Orchestra
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Rotary Club of Washington, DC
Residence Inn Marriott
SER-Jobs for Progress
State Farm
Sutherland
University of the District of Columbia
Urban Alliance
Wilderness Leadership and Learning
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