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1027 45th St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 Phone: (202) 399-4750
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June 2021 Principal’s Message

Congratulations to the Class of 2021, the newest graduates of IDEA Public Charter School. We celebrated our graduates on Friday, June 11 in a beautiful ceremony on the IDEA lawn. You can watch our graduation video, read the program, and enjoy other highlights of the Class of 2021 here. We are grateful to the families of our seniors and all of our scholars for their continued support during a challenging year and we appreciate our scholars’ perseverance! Keep in mind there are still a couple weeks left of school for 9th-11th graders and we urge these scholars to take the opportunity to complete missed assignments and MAP tests!

Summer: Academics, Mental Health, and Meals

IDEA is offering credit recovery and summer school options to support scholar growth next school year. For more information, click here or contact Vice Principal Shomari Jennings at [email protected]. Our clinical team will provide activities to address scholars’ social-emotional and mental health, in response to the stress and trauma experienced throughout the pandemic. 

IDEA will also serve as a summer meal site. School year meal delivery will end on June 18 and pickup will end on June 23. Summer meal pickup will begin on June 28 with meals available to IDEA families or anyone under the age of 18 between 10am and 2pm on Monday through Friday. Eligible families may also register to pick up free fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers through Produce Plus Direct, a program of DC Greens. To find out if you’re eligible and sign up, click here

Fall: Enrollment, Transportation, and Twilight School

Looking ahead to the fall, we are excited to be planning for full reopening! We are still enrolling for school year 2021-2022, and offering rewards to scholars or families who refer a new scholar to IDEA. Click here for details about enrollment or call the main office at 202.399.4750. Our Safe Passage Shuttle will resume service this fall to ensure that scholars feel secure going to and from school each day. We will also be piloting a new program--Twilight School--offering classes from 5pm to 7pm. We will announce more details about that this summer. 

Parent Survey

Our school community is strengthened by all of its members, and we want to hear specifically from parents about this academic year, the parent newsletter communications, next school year and more. Please take a moment to complete this survey. Click here.

It’s been a long year of challenges and opportunities, and we made it through it together! Have a great summer! 


Nicole McCrae

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