Columbia Heights Educational Campus K-12 Breakthrough Models

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Primary Contact Name: 
Maria Tukeva
Funding Framework: 
Grant Type: 
Breakthrough Schools: D.C. Planning Grant
Start Date: 
Fall 2015
Startup Type: 
Complete Redesign

School: Columbia Heights Educational Campus
Grades Served: 6-12
Location: 3101 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
Operator: District of Columbia Public Schools
Operator Type: District
Setting: Urban

Students at Start: 1,266
Students at Capacity: 1,266
Ethnic Composition: Asian: 5%, Black: 30%, Hispanic/Latino: 60%
, Multiple Races: 4%, White: 1%

Hallmark Feature: Multicultural and global awareness

This redesign effort will focus on implementing blended learning, personalized dducation plans, and rethinking the use of time and talent.

  • CHEC is committed to providing differentiated instruction using blended learning and competency based strategies to ensure that students graduate prepared for college.
  • Students develop bi-literate skills and participate in internships and exchanges as part of an intentional multicultural and global awareness focus.
  • CHEC will redistribute teaching talent and use an online platform to provide more individualized instruction and support time for and with students.