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Washington Leadership Academy PCS

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Stephanie Young

School Overview

Grades Served

Grade 9 - Grade 12

2020 - 2021

2019 Star Rating

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Title I Status


A Title I school is a school that receives federal funds to support students from low-income backgrounds in learning and achieving at high levels.

Message from the School

Washington Leadership Academy's mission is to prepare our kids to thrive in the world and change it for the better. Our graduates are college-ready, have career-ready tech skills, and lead change in their communities and the world. WLA offers college prepacademics including Advanced Placement courses, a four-year computer science and coding sequence, and real world experiences including an internship in the 11th grade. WLA is one of the 10 original Super Schools identified by the XQ Institute.

Parent Organization and Contact Information

Parent organizations provide opportunities for parents and families to directly interact with the school on a variety of issues. Parent Organization Representative contact and school policy information is linked below.

Parent Organization Representative

Not Provided

Parent Organization


Parent Communication Policy

Link to website

Student Population

The enrollment on each school's profile reflects the number of students ever-enrolled in the school throughout the prior school year, which is validated by each school at the close of the school year. This data may be different from the point in time count taken in October called the annual enrollment audit.

Total Student Enrollment


Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaskan






Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Hispanic/Latino, any race


Two or more races




Enrollment by Grade Level

Enrollment by Student Groups

School Offerings

School Program Information

  • Advanced Placement
  • Blended Learning
  • Extended Day
  • Interscholastic Sports
  • STEM Focus

Extracurricular Activities

This list is provided by the school and represents activities highlighted by the school, not a comprehensive list of all activities

  • coding
  • internships with Congress
  • robotics
  • Tech
  • sports
  • 3D printing

Physical Activity time

Physical activity time reflects the school’s average minutes per week of student physical activity within both the physical education class and recess. This data is reported by the school as required through the Healthy Schools Act School Health Profile.

Grades 9-12:

180 Minutes/week


School hours


08:30am - 04:30pm


08:30am - 04:30pm


08:30am - 04:30pm


08:30am - 04:30pm


08:30am - 12:30pm

Before/After School Care

If before/after school care is offered the options for costs are: Free, Sliding Scale/Voucher, or Fee. Contact the school for more information.

Before School care



After School care



School Uniforms Required


Metro Bus

D8, G8, 80, H1, H2, H3, H4

Metro Rail

Brookland-CUA; Rhode Island Ave


2020 Per-pupil expenditures


Per-pupil expenditures represent the average amount of money spent on educating each student. In other words, this value represents the total amount of actual school expenditures divided by the number of students in the school. Information is provided to show the school, the LEA, and the DC average for per-pupil expenditures.

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2020 Per-pupil expenditures by entity

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