FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
D.C. Public Charter School Achievement Preparatory Academy Receives $3,000 Donation to Purchase Remote Learning Supplies for Scholars
Funds Will Be Used to Provide Internet Service to Scholars and Families in Need
May 6, 2020 – Achievement Preparatory Academy, a public charter school in Washington, D.C., has received a $3,000 donation from local information technology management services company Zenetex to support remote learning materials for scholars in need. The donation will be used to pay for monthly Internet service fees for scholars who lack access to Wi-Fi or data networks at home.
“Some of our scholars don’t have access to computers or the Internet, but with the donation made by Zenetex, we can provide the resources scholars need to access our online learning programs and other services while our physical campuses are closed. We are extremely grateful for their support,” said Shantelle Wright, CEO, and Founder of Achievement Prep.
Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home-order from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Achievement Prep has closed its campuses for the remainder of the school year and instead provides virtual learning. Achievement Prep scholars, like many others in the nation, have transitioned to online education. Many households have multiple scholars all trying to learn online and many parents may be trying to work from home as well. That makes having a home Wi-Fi connection even more important and that is something many households were lacking among Achievement Prep’s families.
Achievement Prep has provided scholars with several online remote learning tools including i-Ready learning programs and Bookshare, an online resource of audible books to assist scholars with disabilities. Achievement Prep has also partnered with AprilMay Company, a local therapy practice that specializes in emotional health and counseling, to provide virtual support to their scholars, families, and staff. Through Zenetex’s contribution, all scholars and families can now access the virtual learning tools in place and continue their education through the end of the school year.
“We’re pleased to be able to help Achievement Prep in providing quality education to D.C. scholars during this challenging time for all families,” said Zenetex CEO Mark Green, whose company is based in Herndon, VA. “The school provides a vital service to the entire community and deserves support from businesses that operate in and near Washington, D.C.”
About Achievement Prep, PCS
Since 2008, Achievement Prep has been preparing scholars to excel as high-achieving scholars and leaders in high school, college, and beyond. We believe in developing and fostering strong character in our scholars. Our scholars focus on the development and practice of Achievement Prep’s DREAM values (determination, respect, enthusiasm, accountability, and mastery). Parents are our partners, and our partnership is the foundation for the ecosystem of support that will enhance our scholars’ academic experience. At Achievement Prep we are transforming tomorrow today. For more information visit www.achievementprep.org.