MacArthur High School enrollment for SY23-24

MacArthur will accept students for grade 9 (200 students) and grade 10 (50 students) in SY23-24. Current (SY22-23) 8th graders at Hardy MS have feeder rights to MacArthur HS. It is the in-boundary neighborhood high school for students living in the MacArthur boundary (identical to the Hardy MS boundary). Check your in-boundary school at enrolldcps.dc.gov/node/41. Enrollment begins March 31, 2023.

Students who are not enrolled at Hardy MS or do not live in-boundary to MacArthur HS will need to apply through the My School DC lottery. This includes students who live out-of-boundary to MacArthur and are enrolled at Deal MS, Oyster-Adams EC, and Jackson-Reed HS.  

Students from Deal MS, Oyster-Adams EC and Jackson Reed HS will be automatically eligible for a transfer preference while applying through My School DC.  

Students outside the boundary and feeder pattern should apply at apply.myschooldc.dc.gov.  Deadline: February 1, 2023 

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MacArthur Community Group Meeting #6

On Tuesday, November 15 2022, DCPS hosted a virtual Community Working Group (CWG) meeting for MacArthur High School. The group discussed academic programming recommendations focusing on CTE options, world languages and athletics. The presentation deck and meeting recording are now available.

DCPS will continue to regularly update the community with project developments. For questions, please email dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov

MacArthur High School: FAQ #2

Read the latest FAQ about MacArthur High School! This document important focus areas and next steps for planning and implementation, including enrollment and academic programing options. Questions are sourced from community emails and meetings.

Visit the MacArthur High school page for regular updates.

For questions regarding planning for MacArthur HS, please email our team at dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov

MacArthur Community Group Meeting #5

On Thursday, September 22, 2022, DCPS hosted a virtual Community Working Group (CWG) meeting for MacArthur High School. The group discussed updates about building construction, academic programming focusing on exploring the IB curriculum. The presentation deck (Spanish version) and meeting recording are now available.

DCPS will continue to regularly update the community with project developments. For questions, please email dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov

MacArthur Community Group Meeting #4

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, DCPS hosted a virtual Community Working Group (CWG) meeting for MacArthur High School. The group discussed updates about enrollment, student recruitment strategies, and school leader recruitment. The presentation deck (Spanish version) and meeting recording are now available.

The next CWG meeting will be held on September 22, 2022 to explore programming options at the high school. For questions regarding planning for MacArthur HS, please email our team at dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov.

Notice of Boundary and Feeder changes for MacArthur High School

DCPS shared a letter of boundary and feeder changes, and phase-in policies, to impacted families upon the opening of MacArthur HS (temporary name) in August 2023.

The opening of MacArthur HS requires changes to boundaries and feeder patterns that determine the schools a student has a right to attend. MacArthur HS will be a neighborhood high school with a boundary identical to the boundary for Hardy MS.

The letter can be viewed here.

MacArthur Community Working Group Meeting #3

On Monday, August 8, 2022, DCPS hosted a virtual Community Working Group (CWG) meeting for MacArthur High School. Results from the community survey and student survey were shared in the meeting which provided insights about programming preferences and school name options for MacArthur HS. The presentation deck (Spanish version) and meeting recording are now available.

The next CWG meeting will be held on September 8, 2022. For questions regarding planning for MacArthur HS, please email our team at dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov.

Participate in the MacArthur High School Community Survey!

DC Public Schools is interested in hearing from you! Please participate in the MacArthur HS community survey for DCPS’s new school, MacArthur High School.  The survey is available in English (https://bit.ly/MacArthur-EN ) and Spanish (https://bit.ly/MacArthur-SP).   

Update: Survey deadline extended to July 31 at 11:59pm.  Please reach out to dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov with any questions.  

MacArthur High School is a comprehensive, neighborhood high school in Ward 3 and will open in August 2023. The purpose of this survey is to gather feedback on programming and gather nominations for a final school name. Before completing this survey, we encourage you to review the content shared in meetings of the ongoing MacArthur Community Working Group available on the DCPS School Planning blog, https://dcpsplanning.wordpress.com.   

MacArthur Community Working Group Meeting #2

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, DCPS hosted a virtual Community Working Group (CWG) meeting for MacArthur High School. The group completed a school visioning activity, learned about the elements of a comprehensive DCPS High School, and heard from DCPS content experts about specialized curriculum available for Macarthur HS. The presentation deck (Spanish version), school visioning responses, and meeting recording are now available.

The next CWG meeting will be held on August 4, 2022. For questions regarding planning for MacArthur HS, please email our team at dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov

MacArthur Traffic Meeting – Recap

On Tuesday, June 21 2022, DCPS hosted a virtual meeting to address traffic concerns related to the opening of MacArthur Boulevard HS and Foxhall ES. Results from an initial traffic study of the surrounding intersections were shared with the public, and DCPS was joined by DDOT and WMATA representatives as they discussed existing public transportation options and cycling infrastructure. A primary goal of the meeting was to solicit community feedback to inform next steps; a document detailing that feedback can be found here (Spanish version). A recording of the meeting can be found here, and the slides presented can be found here (Spanish version)

Please contact Diana Halbstein with questions about the traffic meeting. Diana.Halbstein@k12.dc.gov