Enrollment Fair for Roosevelt and MacFarland — Saturday 4/23

Planning Principal Aqueelha  James will be hosting an enrollment fair for both Roosevelt High School and MacFarland Middle School on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am to noon in the Roosevelt Gym.  Registration will happen on site, so make sure to bring proof of DC residency. Flyers in English and Spanish are below, please contact DCPS.Planning@dc.gov with any questions.

Note: this event is tailored to prospective families. We look forward to hosting many more events for our Ward 4 neighbors in the future, but will not be able to offer building tours on the 23rd.


EMHS Facilities Update

EMHS Facilities Update

The Empowering Males High School Community Cabinet received a presentation from the DCPS Facilities Team about the timeline of the construction project and the scope of work that needs to be completed.  Cabinet Members were introduced to members of the construction and design teams.  Each team provided an update on the phased modernization taking place at the former Ron Brown Middle School.  See below to view the meeting notes and presentation deck.

EMHS Community Cabinet Facilities Update Meeting 3 2 16

EMHS CC Facilities Presentation 3 2 16 Final

Proposed Name Change for Empowering Males High School

Proposed Name Change for Empowering Males High School

DCPS is proposing a change to the name of the former Ron Brown Middle School, located at 4800 Meade St. NE, Washington, DC, 20019. Pending public comment, effective May 1, 2016, the school will be named Ron Brown College Preparatory High School.  This school will be Washington, DC’s only public, all-male, college-preparatory high school that places significant emphasis on humanities and languages, which will ensure that every young man graduates with the skills necessary to be successful in college and career.

DCPS proposed maintaining the current name of the school with minimal modification and engaged the district-wide Empowering Males High School Community Cabinet, with representation from every ward of the city, including Ward 7 ANC, and civic representation.  DCPS will inform the community of the new school name through DCPS social media, information on its website, community listservs, and communication with students and families who have applied to the school.

For further information and/or to submit public commentary, please contact the Empowering Males High School Working Group, DCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement at EMHS@dc.gov or 202-719-6613.  Click here for the official link to the DC Register.

EMHS Enrollment Begins!

EMHS Enrollment Begins!

The Empowering Males High School will host a series of enrollment events for families who were matched on April 1 via the My School DC Lottery.  EMHS families also received letters from Principal Ben Williams, via email and USPS, to notify them that their son would be a member of the class of 2020, the first class of ninth grade students at the new Empowering Males High School.  Each EMHS family can enroll each Saturday during the month of April, beginning April 9 at Kelly Miller Middle School.  For families who are not available on Saturdays, there are two evening opportunities on April 14 and 28 at the Deanwood Recreation Center.


Date Location Time
4/9/16 Kelly Miller Middle School 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m
4/14/16 Deanwood Recreation Center 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m
4/16/16 Kelly Miller Middle School 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m
4/23/16 Kelly Miller Middle School 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m
4/28/16 Deanwood Recreation Center 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m
4/30/16 Kelly Miller Middle School 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m

EMHS Enrollment Events – April 2016