Higher Achievement DC Metro, held after school and during the summer, operates in eight achievement centers across the region (Wards 1, 4, 6, 7, 8 and Alexandria, VA). The program culminates with placement in the area’s top high schools, including The Sidwell Friends School, Gonzaga College High School, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, and the School Without Walls.

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Impact in DC Metro


Meet Kelvin

“Before Higher Achievement I was only thinking about high school, but going on the college trips during Summer Academy made me think about attending college one day,”he says. First-hand exposure to the possibilities of higher education helped him break through his complacency.

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Higher Achievement scholars in DC Metro improved their reading grade or maintained an A/B average

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Name Higher Achievement DC Metro
317 8th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone 202.544.3633
Fax 202.544.3644






From Our Blog

Founder Spotlight: Greg Gannon

40 years ago, Greg Gannon was a young math teacher at Gonzaga College High School.  As he would stand on the school’s front steps and look across…

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Supporter Spotlight: Gary Thompson

Higher Achievement Pro-Bono General Counsel “What clicked with me immediately was the reality that kids in their middle school years are at a…

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