Platinum Parent Resources
As an Achievement Prep Platinum Parent, we want you to be a fully informed member of the Wahler Place Elementary Campus. We are committed to providing important and timely information to our families. If you need help understanding this information, have further questions, or wish to share suggestions about topics of interest, please contact us at 202-562-1307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National School Lunch Program
Achievement Prep Academy is a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) School and will participate in the following Child Nutrition Program (CNP): National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Achievement Prep Academy is a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) School and will participate in the following Child Nutrition Program (CNP): National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Breakfast and lunch are offered free to all students. Translations are available by request.
Achievement Prep’s SY23-24 Continuous Education Plan (CEP)
We are excited to welcome our scholars and staff back for SY2023-24. We’ve invested our energy and resources into preparing for the return of our staff and scholars. Not only are we prepared for in-person instruction (including meeting the academic as well as the social-emotional needs of our scholars), we have plans in place in case we need to switch to virtual learning-on a case-by-case basis or whole school.
Our Continuous Education Plan provides details on our instructional approach.
Our Health & Safety Plan here defines our protocols for keeping our scholars and staff safe.
DC Public Charter School Board School Profile
Achievement Prep isn’t just a school. We are a promise of progress. A promise to change the lives of our scholars, our community, and our future generations for the better. Click here to see our DC Public Charter School Board School profile that includes school transparency documents.
Achievement Prep has events for scholars and families throughout the year, and we hope you will be informed and involved! To review the schedule for these events, and for student testing, holidays, and other programs, please see our calendars by visiting our Calendar page.
Powerschool Parent Portal
PowerSchool Parent Portal gives parents and scholars access to online information including attendance, grades, detailed assignment descriptions, and school bulletins. Everyone stays connected: scholars stay on top of assignments, parents are able to participate more fully in their scholar’s progress, and the school can share information with parents and scholars. To access PowerSchool, visit here. If you do not already have a PowerSchool Parent Account, select the Create Account tab, enter your information and the access ID and password provided to you at Parent Orientation. Then, click the blue “enter” button to finish creating your account. If you do not know your PowerSchool access ID or password or have any questions, please contact our Main Office Coordinator/Registrar, Monica Chambers, at email@example.com.
Promoting a Safe Environment
Achievement Prep is dedicated to maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment for all scholars. In order to do so, we strictly adhere to a bully prevention and intervention policy. If you have any questions about the policy, please contact the Assistant Principal, Sheneil Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Parental Resources:
Achievement Prep’s Mental Health Clinicians have compiled a list of resources for parents to support their scholar(s) from home:
Because we believe our Platinum Parents are our greatest resources, we want every parent to be informed about the state of our schools. Please see the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Annual Reports for information about Achievement Prep’s policies, staff, and success. Please see the 2018 Elementary and 2018 Middle School Performance Report from the Public Charter School Board for information about school characteristics and scholar performance.
In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (“The Age Act”), and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Achievement Prep are hereby notified that Achievement Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
For more information on how these policies apply to all DC students, see OSSE Procedural Safeguards.
Students, parents and/or guardians having inquiries concerning Achievement Prep’s compliance with Section 504 or the ADA as it applies to students or who wish to file a complaint regarding such compliance should contact the individual below who has been designated by Achievement Prep to coordinate its efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Section 504 and ADA:
For inquiries regarding Achievement Prep’s nondiscrimination policies or to file a complaint regarding Achievement Prep’s compliance with ADA, Section 504 as it relates to employees or third parties, and compliance with Title VI, Title IX, the Age Act, and the Boy Scouts Act as it relates to students, employees and third parties contact:
McKinney-Vento Homeless Program
Scholars who are deemed McKinney-Vento are provided resources from the school to support scholar’s educational needs. Communication to parents are sent out twice a year to ensure we do not miss any scholars in need. For more information on APA’s McKinney-Vento program, please contact our LEA liaison, Sheneil Christian, at email@example.com.
Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Achievement Preparatory Public Charter School has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into special education or Section 504 programs, please contact our Director of Scholar Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 562-1307.
Achievement Prep complies with all D.C. and federal laws regarding student privacy.
NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.
These rights are:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day Achievement Prep receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the School principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate. Parents or eligible students may ask Achievement Prep to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They should write the School principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If Achievement Prep decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, Achievement Prep will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):
- School officials with legitimate educational interest;
- Other schools to which a student is transferring;
- Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
- Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
- Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
- Accrediting organizations;
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
- Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
- State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
Achievement Prep reserves the right to disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. Parents and eligible students who do not want the school to disclose directory information must request in writing to the school principal.
The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901
If your scholar needs medication during the day, you must complete a medical authorization form and return it to the main office.