Public policy is our focus at Chavez Schools, and there’s arguably no policy area more in the spotlight right now in America than immigration. We see how families have been separated by federal immigration policies. Recent arrests in the neighborhoods near Chavez Prep are particularly troubling. We know many of our scholars and their families…Read more
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The Honorable Kirstjen M. Nielsen Secretary of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528 January 12, 2018 Dear Secretary Nielsen, We are saddened by your administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for about 200,000 people from El Salvador and strongly condemn this action. We respectfully ask you to reconsider this decision and think about its impact on…Read more
The DC Public Charter Schools Board’s 20-year review of Chavez Schools’ charter coincides with both an important anniversary for our network of four schools and a period of aggressive improvement. We are disappointed that on Dec. 18 the Board voted 4-2 to follow its staff’s recommendations and close Parkside Middle School beginning in June 2018.…Read more
High school is an important stage of people's lives. For many of our students, reaching graduation is a tremendous milestone. Read Kierra's story below and consider helping her and her classmates reach their goals! When asked how she is going to feel as she walks across the stage on graduation day, she said, “I would…Read more
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