Enrichment & Access
Washington Latin Public Charter School
Washington Latin Public Charter School, located in Washington DC, is a charter school dedicated to teaching the classics to its students. As part of the curriculum, the school has established a number of partnerships with local non-profit and business organizations to enhance their students’ learning, growth, and experiences.
Folger Shakespeare Theatre - In an effort to expose student to actors and pique their interest in theater, students from Washington PCS receive fifteen visits from a teaching artist throughout the school year. As a result, the High School students put on a performance on the Folger stage for the Shakespeare Youth Festival. In the Middle School, the students are able to experience the theater through a series of Bill’s Buddies performances and classroom visits by the teaching actors.
Shakespeare Theatre – Shakespeare Theater helps Washington PCS students become more engaged in the performances they see by exposing them to the Shakesperience programs. This program provides a pre-performance class as well as tickets to a Shakespeare play. In addition the theater gives acting lessons to the 9th grade as well as the drama classes.
DC Arts and Humanities Committee – This committee coordinates and funds trips to DC based programs including the environmental film festival, ling tang Chinese Dance, Christylez Bacon Performance.
Global Nomads – The Global Nomads non-profit is dedicated to engaging students around the world in a conversation around pressing global issues. Washington PCS has taken advantage of this program and has developed a science program debating and learning about global climate chance in collaboration with students in US, Qatar and Brazil. Through this program, the Washington PCS students have developed critical thinking skills, collaborated with students from all over the world, and expanded their cultural knowledge of these students and the land from which they come.
Howard Business School – AP Environmental Studies students partner with the Howard Business School in a multi-month study of the school building’s sustainability. Through this project students are able to see how making small changes within a building can make a difference in its efficiency. They are also able to meet and interact with college students who are pursuing a career in science.
News Literacy Project – This program partners high schools with local journalists to teach critical literacy skills through a News Literacy curriculum.
US Forest Service – Scientists from the US Forest Service visit Washington PCS to speak to the students about issues pertaining to the US Forest Service.
Earth Force – This educational non-profit strives to make students agents of change for the betterment of the environment. To reach this end, they provide resources for classroom activities and field trips for watershed related projects on the Anacostia River.