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Website Updated: June 7, 2013

Septima Clark Public Charter School (“Septima”) was founded with a unique mission: to develop well-rounded young men in Ward 8 by equipping them with the academic and moral training needed to “compete, achieve, and contribute” in academic institutions of distinction. 

Due to a number of factors, including lack of a physical space for the next school year and low academic performance, Septima Clark Public Charter School is closing.  The last day for students is Thursday, June 20, 2013 and the last day for all teachers and staff is Friday, June 21, 2013.


To ensure that the Septima scholars receive a stellar education, many of the scholars will attend Achievement Preparatory Academy (“Achievement  Prep”), one of the top performing charter schools in Washington, DC.  On Monday, February 25, the Public Charter School Board (PCSB) unanimously approved the transaction between Septima Clark and fellow Ward 8 charter school Achievement Preparatory, whereby Achievement Prep will acquire Septima’s assets and guarantee seats for most of Septima’s scholars for the 2013-2014 school year.  As a Tier 1 school, Achievement Prep has a proven track record of successfully educating Ward 8 boys.


To contact Septima Clark after June 21, please direct your queries to:

Septima Clark Public Charter School
PO Box 34337
Washington, DC 20043


To obtain copies of Septima Clark school records or to verify your previous employment with Septima Clark, please contact the Public Charter School Board:

DC Public Charter School Board
3333 14th Street, NW
Suite 210
Washington, D.C. 20010
202.328.2660 Phone


To follow-up with Achievement Prep Academy about your son’s enrollment or transition from Septima Clark to Achievement Prep, please contact:

Achievement Preparatory Academy

Ms. Johnson
908 Wahler Pl SE
Washington, DC 20032
202-562-1214 Phone


If you have completed the Achievement Prep enrollment paperwork for your son, his Septima Clark student records will be delivered directly to Achievement Prep on Monday, June 24, 2013.


Thank you for your support of Septima Clark Public Charter School.

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