New Designs for School
New Designs for School

We’ve all had the experience of truly purposeful, authentic learning and know how valuable it is. Educators are taking the best of what we know about learning, student support, effective instruction, and interpersonal skill-building to completely reimagine schools so that students experience that kind of purposeful learning all day, every day.

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Primary Contact Name:
Maria Tukeva
Award Date:
April 2014
Grant Type:
Regional Planning
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 education 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.

Learn more about the NGLC Regional Fund for Breakthrough Schools program that supported these grantees by visiting the Breakthrough Schools: D.C. grant page.