PrepNext counselors’ work begins when students leave DC Prep. Their initial focus is the critical transition from 8th to 9th grade and ensuring that our alumni maintain the drive, stamina, and strong work habits developed at DC Prep as they move to the larger and often more anonymous world of high school and, ultimately, on to college.

PrepNext ensures that our 8th grade graduates continue their college-bound trajectory throughout their high school years. Designed to help students navigate both high school and college admissions, the program carefully monitors the progress of every DC Prep graduate – visiting students at their high schools, regularly reviewing their grades, and serving as a resource and sounding board for both academic and social concerns. The team leads homework help/tutoring sessions for alumni to ensure that they maintain strong grades, and hosts multiple alumni events throughout the year to keep DC Prep graduates connected to each other, and to DC Prep. In addition, the team offers workshops and assistance with test-prep and the college application process, takes alumni on college tours, runs an annual Summer Academy Program, and continually checks in on them once enrolled in the college of their choice. 

Want to learn more about PrepNext and their work with our alumnae? Visit their website! 

PrepNext leadership: Jill Salisbury, Director of PrepNext 

#ExcellenceAlways: Snapshots of Exceptional Alumni

Our alumni are going places! From current high school freshmen to undergraduates and college grads, the PrepNext program is there every step of the way. Get to know some of our alumni by visiting DC Prep's Flickr page!



College-Bound Alumni

97% of DC Prep alumni have earned their high school diplomas, compared to 65% in DCPS.

74% of alumni who completed high school between 2011-2015 matriculated to college, 78% of whom are persisting. The college acceptance rate for alumni in the 2016 graduating class was 100%, with 83% admitted to four-year institutions and 17% to two-year institutions. 


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What our Students are Saying

“What I like about DC Prep is that they push me to achieve high, not just ‘reachable’, goals. DC Prep is strict, but I am grateful because the teachers want better things for me. In other words, I like my school because they make me work hard for what I want in life.”
Alexis, DC Prep Class of 2016