Summer of Opportunities

Summer Academy, our no-cost, six-week program, is all about opportunities for scholars. It is both summer school and summer camp. Scholars take core classes with curriculum aligned with the year ahead; participate in electives like theater, fitness and dance; go on experiential learning field trips; and will finish their summer with us, on day and overnight college visits. Check out some of the special opportunities scholars have had this summer. Please let us know if you have an idea for a future Higher Achievement summer learning trip or experience!

Summer of Opportunities 1

The U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. John King,  visited the Ward 8 Achievement Center to talk with scholars, staff, and mentors to discuss the importance of summer learning.

Summer of Opportunities 2

Scholars participated in the annual Mock Trial at Mayer Brown, serving as lawyers, witnesses, and jury members before two D.C. court judges.

Summer of Opportunities 3

In partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and Mayer Brown LLP, scholars participated in a 2-day field trip focused on ocean conservation at Mayer Brown and at the Museum of Natural History.

Summer of Opportunities 4

Brookland Achievement Center Sponsor and long-time supporter of Higher Achievement, Occasions Caterers, hosted scholars for a tour of their facility and to make desserts!

Summer of Opportunities 5

Ms. Catherine, mentor at Ward 1, and MAGA Design Group, hosted scholars to learn about design thinking and brainstorm ideas about high school placement.

Summer of Opportunities 6

Ventana Studios hosted scholars in their film production office and gave them a behind the scenes look at what goes into filming and editing.

Learn more about how you can get involved during the school year!