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DC College Preparatory is an equitable, diverse, and affirming learning community. We empower students to develop the 21st-century skills necessary to pursue college, career, and choice-filled lives. Our classrooms are urgent, intentional, and rigorous. We nurture and celebrate every student and family; we prepare our students for college, careers, and choice-filled lives. We strive every day to be consistent and kind. We commit to building a strong, diverse community where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

  • Established

    2009
  • Grades Served

    9-12
  • Enrollment

    800
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Academics

For 7 consecutive years, KCP has been proud to be named a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board. We offer classes and course offerings in English, social science, math, foreign languages, and physical education & health. Students can also choose to take music, art, and technology electives.

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Student Life

Experience all that comes with attending a DC high school. Students celebrate annual traditions like Homecoming week, college & career signing day, senior brunch, prom, Black History month showcases, musicals, and so much more.

 DC College Preparatory Boys basketball championship

Athletics

Tryout for one of our many sports teams or cheer on the KCP Panthers at a sports game! DC College Preparatory Panthers compete against other DC area schools in the DCSAA Class A league. Teams include Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, and Volleyball.

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Extracurricular

Extracurriculars at DC high schools are student-driven to promote leadership and passions. Current extracurriculars include: Black Panther Organization, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, E-Sports, Gardening Club, Girls Inc. Leadership Program, Graphic Design Club, Mock Court, National Honor Society, New Creations Dance Ensemble, Quiz Bowl (It’s Academic) Team, Social Justice Club, Student Government Association, Theater 708, Virtual Enterprise, Weightlifting Club, Woods Project.

"We strive to educate, support, and encourage our students as they finish out their K-12 schooling experience. It is incredibly rewarding to see cohorts of students come through year after year, graduate high school, and head into the world equipped to live a life full of opportunity and choice."

Stephanie Renee-Young, Principal, DC College Preparatory

"I’m an athlete that also has dreams off the field of starting my own sport equipment business. Through our classes, workshops, and site visits the NAF Academy of Finance has helped established a foundation that I can use to launch my dreams."

Nayquan, DC College Preparatory '20

"There is no better feeling for me than seeing the look on a student’s face and the confidence they build for themselves when they can overcome a challenge or solve a problem that they were having trouble with."

Ms. Jade' Forde, Social Worker, DC College Preparatory

"For me, I love when my students feel comfortable being themselves with me. I want them to feel comfortable with who they are and who I am. When they are having fun and taking something away from my class, that’s when I know I’ve done my job."

Ms. Xenia Perry, 9th Grade Teacher, DC College Preparatory

KCP at a Glance

At DC College Preparatory our goal is for 100% of students to graduate from high school prepared to enroll in and complete college.


The NAF Academy of Finance & NAF Academy of IT prepares our high school students for careers in the finance industry through a rigors career-themed curriculum, and work-based learning experiences.


Studentsengage in a diverse curriculum of English, math, history, and science classes. Students also engage foreign languages, electives, and physical education courses.


Teachers partner with students and families to ensure students holistic needs are met.


program supports DC alumni through college graduation.