DC Prep, the highest performing network of charter schools in Washington, DC, will open our newest school, Anacostia Middle Campus, in the fall of 2020. Our sixth campus will open with 4th grade, and “grow up” each year through 8th grade. For its first two years, AMC will make a home in the basement of the Birney Elementary building at 2501 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE. We are in the process of securing a permanent space for AMC.
We are also thrilled to announce that Ms. Neema Desai will be the principal of both AEC and AMC during SY20-21. Ms. Desai has demonstrated her ability to lead a high-performing school effectively by leading our Anacostia Elementary Campus for the past two years, and has previously served as the Assistant Principal of the Benning Elementary Campus and as a DC Prep middle school teacher.
An AEC Resident Principal, Ms. Katie Kuzma, will train alongside Ms. Desai in SY20-21, in preparation for leading AEC independently in SY21-22, when Ms. Desai will be fully dedicated to AMC. Ms. Kuzma will have a year to learn and grow, ensuring that AEC also has a proven leader to continue the school’s strong trajectory once Ms. Desai becomes the principal of AMC in SY21-22. This plan ensures both campuses have support, high quality leadership and lots of time to prepare for principal transitions.
To view more information on SY20-21 Enrollment for both Anacostia Middle and our other campuses, please click here.