How to Apply?

At Achievement Prep, our dedicated teachers work to level the playing field and push our scholars to exceed academically and personally. We have been serving Ward 8 for over fifteen years. Our fully renovated campus serves grades PK3 – 5th and will grow one grade per year through the 8th grade.  We’re located at 908 Wahler Place SE, Washington, DC 20032 in the Washington Highlands community.

Our scholars receive 1:1 technology, daily enrichment programming for every scholar, three times the amount of language arts and math instruction compared to other schools, and a college prep curriculum starting in pre-kindergarten.

We’ve reimagined school.  With our standard small class sizes, co-teacher model and two modern school buildings, we’ve safely operate 100% in-person learning and will continue to proudly serve the Ward 8 community.  If you are a current or returning family, schedule an in-person Open House with School Tour to learn more about our plans for the 2023-24 school year.

How to Apply?

Achievement Prep prides itself on a family-centered learning environment that addresses the whole child.  Our families stay with us year after year, so we have a limited number of high quality seats available in grades PK3-5th for the 2023-24 school year.  We welcome you to apply through the MySchoolDC lottery.

My School DC

Click here to begin the application process.

1. To enroll into any DC Public Charter School, you must complete the MySchoolDC application online.  Click on the My School DC image and select Achievement Prep Elementary School.

2. Beginning Friday, March 31, 2023, we will send a welcome email to all newly matched and returning families with next 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, 2023.
PK4 must be 4 by September 30, 2023.
Kindergarten must be 5 by September 30, 2023.

Need help?

Our enrollment process is available virtually and in-person to make it convenient and safe for you.  Please take a look at the options for additional support below:

              • Schedule an appointment for in-person enrollment at Achievement Prep! Our team is on available Monday – Friday, 9AM – 4PM.
              • Contact the school for support over the phone.
                For PK3-PK4: Call 202-853-3248
                For K-5: Call or text 202-738-6021


Waitlisted scholars are offered seats in the order in which their application is placed.  Achievement Prep has a sibling preference, so if you have a current/newly admitted scholar at Achievement Prep, the sibling will be moved to the top of the waiting list.

  • For information about registering your scholar at AppleTree @ Achievement Prep (PK3 and PK4), please contact Natacha Johnson at or call (202) 853-3248.
  • For information about registering your scholar at Achievement Prep Elementary School (K – 5th grade), please contact Tamiko Singleton at or call 202-738-6021. 

Once your scholar is offered a seat from the waiting list, you’ll have 5 days to submit application documents to the appropriate campus to secure scholars’ seat for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Please see “New Scholar Registration” to learn more about the enrollment process for new scholars.

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