Kids were out of school on Monday for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday but plenty of parents in the District are already thinking ahead to next school year. The DC School Lottery is underway, and it’s a time when parents can apply to send their children to schools outside of the neighborhood.
One new high school due to open in the fall will fulfill a promise by school officials to help black and Latino male students. DC Public Schools is in the process of creating the city’s first all-male public high school, which will open in northeast Washington next year at the site of the former Ron Brown Middle School.
The school doesn't have a name yet, but its founding principal, Dr. Ben Williams, tells FOX 5’s Bob Barnard about his efforts to recruit faculty and staff, and the first 150 students who will make up the ninth grade class for the new school starting in the fall of 2016.
Any current eighth grade student, living anywhere in the city, can apply to the DCPS lottery, which is open till February 1. For more information on the lottery and how to apply, click here: http://www.myschooldc.org/