Achievement Prep is a college-preparatory public charter school network located in Washington, DC, currently serving students in grades 4 through 8. Achievement Prep opened its elementary campus in 2013 serving kindergarten through third grade. Achievement Prep's mission is to prepare students to excel as high-achieving scholars and leaders in high school, college and beyond.
Achievement Prep is located in Ward 8 of SE, DC, in one of the most historically underserved areas of the city. The majority of Achievement Prep scholars reside within a 5-mile radius of the school, 100% are African-American, and over 90% qualify for free or reduced lunch. Although the majority of children who come to Achievement Prep are 2-3 years behind grade level, since opening its doors in 2008, Achievement Prep scholars have been some of the highest performing children in the District of Columbia, managing to outperform many of their peers from more affluent and privileged backgrounds. In 2009, in its first year of operation, Achievement Prep scholars scored 82% proficient or advanced in math (100% of the 5th graders were proficient or advanced) and 56% proficient or advanced in reading on the DC CAS. Each following year, Achievement Prep scholars have steadily increased their scores, consistently outperforming the District by double digit numbers. Achievement Prep offers an extended school day, an extended school year and a strong academic model of how to close the achievement gap in education.See more