PrepNext In Action

Our work begins when students leave DC Prep. Our initial focus is the critical transition from 8th to 9th grade, supporting students and families to ensure that our alumni maintain the drive, stamina, and strong work habits they developed at DC Prep as they move to the larger and often more anonymous world of high school and, ultimately, college.

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September 11, 2018

Ever wondered what it would be like to experience a new culture for a semester or even an entire year? Check out this article by Inside Higher Ed discussing the growing number of HBCUs that are sending students abroad.

“I’ve had students go to Ireland, and when they come back they’re so shocked that there are other people of color in Ireland, that Ireland is diverse and they would never have thought of Ireland in this way,” she said. “That’s an amazing experience for a young person of color who goes to school in the rural South. That opens up their world. But then for another student to go to Africa and feel like they connected with their ancestral history, that’s a transformative experience as well.”

August 26, 2018

In the District, Metro and the D.C. government are moving away from using DC One Card student IDs for the city’s ongoing Kids Ride Free program. Instead, this year, all public and charter school students are supposed to get a special SmarTrip card at a distribution event or through their schools by Oct. 1. -WTOP

In Montgomery County, Maryland, students under 18 or still in high school can obtain a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card from any county library, some schools or several other locations to ride the county’s Ride On buses and some of the county’s Metrobus routes for free between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In Maryland’s Prince George’s County, TheBus offers free rides to students from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on school days. Students must show their school ID card.

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"I'm nervous about senior year because there's a lot to get done and it'll be hard to manage it all. The thought of going to college soon motivates me to work harder because I know that I have to end senior year knowing that I did my absolute best and tried my absolute hardest"- Monet, School Without Walls, Class of 2019