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 more than a decade. Our fully renovated campus serves grades PK3 – 3rd and is located at 908 Wahler Place SE, Washington, DC 20032 in the Washington Highlands community.

Our scholars receive 1:1 technology for both virtual and in-person learning, 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 spent the past year reimagining school post the COVID-19 pandemic.  With our standard small class sizes, co-teacher model and two modern school buildings, we are confident that we can safely reopen our schools for 100% in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year.  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 upcoming 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 PK3-3rd for the 2021-22 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, April 2, 2021, 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, 2021.
PK4 must be 4 by September 30, 2021.
Kindergarten must be 5 by September 30, 2021.

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 Mondays, 9AM-5PM and  Tuesdays-Friday, 9AM – 4PM.
              • Contact the school for support over the phone.
                For PK3-PK4: Call 202-853-3248
                For K-3: 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 Joi Levrette at or call (202) 853-3248.
  • For information about registering your scholar at Achievement Prep Elementary School (K – 3rd grade), please contact Tamiko Singleton at or call 202-562-1307. 

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 2021-2022 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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