Part of the mission of Chavez Schools is to prepare students to succeed in competitive colleges. We achieve this through our College Success Program, which is comprised of college tours (both in and out of state), SAT prep classes, and a college preparation and transition course taken during 12th grade (Senior Seminar). Our efforts have us beating the Washington, DC average for both college enrollment and completion! The fall following Senior year, over 63% of Capitol Hill and Parkside High students are enrolled in college, compared to the Washington, DC average of 53%. Within six years of graduating high school, approximately 27.5% of our students across both campuses have completed college, compared to the city's average of 21% as of November 2017.
At the core of our college success program is academic preparation. Through our rigorous curriculum we work diligently to ensure that our scholars acquire both the content knowledge and the cognitive skills necessary for success in college and in life.
Our school culture is designed to build the attitudes and behaviors necessary for academic success so that our scholars are able to envision themselves as successful college students.
We work with our scholars on how to select the right college, the logistics of applying and financial aid, how to identify resources available, and how to make an effective transition.