Chavez Upper School

Chavez High Philosophy 

To prepare scholars to succeed in competitive colleges and to empower them to use public policy to create a more just, free, and equal world.

Chavez High Programs

  1. College Mentoring Programs
    1. College Success Foundation 
    2. Capital Partners for Education
    3. Upward Bound
    4. DC CAP- Alpha Leadership Project 
    5. DC CAP Ward 7&8 Scholars 
  2. Career Preparation
    1. Urban Alliance
    2. OCC *Only Charter School


● SHIRT Chavez schools GREY shirt and/or GREY polo shirt logo (long/short sleeved) and/or
sanctioned school shirts (Athletic Program, Grade Level Shirts, and Official Chavez Club shirts
approved the HS administrator team.
● PANTS/SKIRT Pants must be chino or khaki materials. Skirts must be knee-length. No joggers,
ripped or torn pants, or sagging pants where undergarments are visible.
● SHOES Closed-toe with no heel; crocs, slides, flip flops, heels are not permitted
● SWEATER Solid black or solid grey sweater/vest with or without Cesar Chavez logo (no hoodies
permitted) Chavez
● No alterations to the uniform is permitted. (no cut shirts or pants)
High School Stats
  • 100% College Acceptance
  • 15+ years serving the Parkside/Kenilworth Community 
  • 10:1 Faculty to scholar ratio

In-Person School Hours

School School day begins School day ends
  M/Tu/Th/F Wednesday M/Tu/Th/F Wednesday
Upper School 8:50 AM 8:50 AM 3:20 PM 1:00 PM
Cesar Chavez PCS follows DCPS school delay/closing decisions. Information regarding school closings
due to snow, excessive heat, etc., as well as other emergency information related to the school, will
be announced on local radio and television stations.

If Cesar Chavez PCS needs to open, close, delay, or close early when DCPS does not, we reserve the
right to do so. Please watch local news channels for Cesar Chavez PCS closings, and keep your
contact information up to date so you receive automated messages.

In the event that the school is closed for more snow and/or emergency closing days than allotted per
each calendar year, a contingency plan will be enacted to restore academic days.

Bell Schedule for Upper School

Cesar Chavez PCS will follow this daily schedule for 9th through 12th grade scholars.
Cesar Chavez PCS reserves the right to update daily schedules to serve academic and scholar needs.
MTRF 8th/9th/10th
MTRF 11/12th Grade
Time Frame
Breakfast 8:15-8:45 am Breakfast 8:15-8:45 am Breakfast 8:15-8:45 am
Period 1 8:50-9:50 am Period 1 8:50-9:50 am Period 1 8:50 - 10:10
Period 2 9:55-10:55 am Period 2 9:55-10:55 am Period 2 10:15-11:35
Period 3 11:00 am-12:00
Period 3 11:00 am-12:00
Period 3 11:40-1:00 pm
Lunch 12:05-12:35 pm Period 4 12:05-1:05 pm Wednesday Dismissal: 

1:05 pm
Period 4 12:40-1:40 pm Lunch 1:10-1:40 pm Grab & Go Lunch: 1:05-1:20 pm
Period 5 1:45-2:45pm Period 5 1:45-2:45pm    
Advisory 2:50-3:20 pm Advisory 2:50-3:20 pm