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PrepNext is a program designed to help DC Prep's graduates with their next steps.

We are committed to the success of our alumni in high school and through college and career. Our goal is for all of our students to move to and through a strong post-secondary pathway and into an interest-aligned career that allows for economic self-sufficiency. PrepNext supports all DC Prep alumni for 10 years after 8th-grade graduation throughout their educational journeys and the start of their careers, focusing especially on times of transition: 8th to 9th grade, high school to higher education, and school to career.

PrepNext counselors’ work begins as 8th-grade students prepare to graduate from DC Prep.

Our High School Transition team of counselors focus on the critical transition into high school, 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. Our College and Career Access team engages deeply with students throughout their college application process, ensuring that students can access a goal-aligned and financially viable Post-Secondary Plan. Our College Success and Career Success teams continue to support our alumni as they transition to and through college and career. All students, at every stage of their educational journey, have access to a counselor, PrepNext programming opportunities, our PrepNext Alumni Association, and our Covid Support Scholarship Fund.

PrepNext works to help graduates succeed by providing the following support:

High School Support:
Post-secondary success:
PrepNext Alumni Association:

Our Results

  • 100% of our alumni have been accepted to a college-preparatory high school. Over 95% of our 8th-grade graduates since 2007 have graduated high school, compared to 74% in DC.
  • Of our alumni who matriculated to college, 42% since 2007 and 65% of the college matriculants from our most recent class have graduated college within 6 years, compared to 55% nationwide and 11% for first-generation, low-income students of color.
  • Our alumni have earned over $12 million in scholarship support.
  • Click here to see where our alumni have been accepted to high school and college.

Learn more and support PrepNext!

Donate to the PrepNext Fund

See what our alumni have been up to by visiting DC Prep’s Flickr page!

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

PrepNext leadership: Anita Small, Director of PrepNext

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