How to Apply?

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in Achievement Prep! Achievement Prep is an award-winning public charter school network committed to preparing students to excel as high-achieving scholars and leaders in high school, college, and beyond.  We are a community of caring adults and brilliant scholars who are changing the world, starting in SEDC.  Learn more about who we are here.

Achievement Prep has one newly renovated campus serving grades PK3 – 3rd in Ward 8 located at 908 Wahler Place SE, Washington, DC 20032 in the Washington Highlands community.

Limited Space Available!

Did you miss the June 15th Enrollment Deadline? If so, you still have time to enroll at Achievement Prep!
Achievement Prep has a limited number of seats available in grades PK3-3rd for the 20/21 school year and we welcome you to apply.

How to apply?

1. To enroll into a DC Public Charter School, you must complete the MySchoolDC application online and be offered a seat through the lottery to enroll.  If you have not yet applied to Achievement Prep, please complete the post lottery application by clicking the image below and selecting Achievement Prep Elementary School.

My School DC

Click here to begin the application process.

2. Once you’re matched to Achievement Prep, we will send you a welcome email with your unique registration code and instructions within 24-48 business hours.   We encourage you to prepare your materials now to help move along the enrollment process and guarantee your seat for the 20/21 school year.  You can complete the enrollment process in a few easy steps.  To learn more about what you’ll need to enroll your scholar, select the appropriate button below for ‘New’ or ‘Returning’ scholars.

*Please note, scholars entering:
PK3 must be 3 by September 30, 2020.
PK4 must be 4 by September 30, 2020.
Kindergarten must be 5 by September 30, 2020.


After June 15, 2020, when open seats become available, students are admitted off of the waiting list in the order in which their application is placed.

  • For information about registering your scholar at AppleTree @ Achievement Prep (PK3 and PK4), please contact Erin Hindes at or call (202) 853-3248.
  • For information about registering your scholar at Wahler Place Elementary School (K through 3rd grade), please contact Tamiko Singleton at or call 202-562-1307. 

Once accepted off of the waiting list, families have 48 hours to submit application documents to the appropriate campus to secure their scholars’ seat for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please see “New Scholar Registration” to learn more.

Need help?  Our team is available to help you enroll today!

We’ve made our enrollment process available virtually and in-person to make it easy for you, wherever you are.  Please take a look at the options for additional support below:

    • [Starting July 6th] Visit us at Achievement Prep, 908 Wahler Place SE, Washington, DC 20032.
      Monday through Friday, 9AM – 4PM
    • Schedule a phone conference with us! Click here to schedule.
    • [RETURNERS ONLY] Request a home visit from a member of our enrollment team.  Click here to submit your request.

As always, please feel free to call the school at 202-853-3248 (AppleTree) or 202-562-1307  (Achievement Prep) if you have questions or concerns.

We look forward to welcoming you into the Achievement Prep family.
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