I am a senior enrolled at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, High School Campus (MAPCS-HS). Before enrolling in Maya Angelou Public Charter School, I was enrolled in an average public high school in Ward 8 of the city. I have to say, while enrolled at this school I was underperforming. My attendance was poor and I was not engaged or challenged by this school. My mother and I decided that it was time for a change and a good friend of ours – who is an MAPCS-HS alumnae – recommended Maya A…Darien Shorts
I have had two boys, Jaren and Jarell, graduate from Maya Angelou Public Charter School (MAPCS). My relationship with MAPCS started with looking for a school for my oldest that had been enrolled in two high schools before his sophomore year. I was told that the Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools had small classes and that they not only educate the mind but they also educate socially and emotionally as well. I needed a school that was going to work with students and not give up at the first sigh…
I am the Reading Coach and English Department Chairman for Maya Angelou Public Charter School, middle school campus. I am a recent District of Columbia Public School educator who has moved over to this wonderful school. The position that Maya Angelou takes is truly the embodiment of what No Child Left Behind means.
Within my capacity at Maya Angelou I am responsible for the reading program Success for All, which is a program designed to raise students reading levels to their proper levels an…Luther J. Sewell, III
I am a 6th grader at Maya Angelou Public Charter School. First, let me tell you about myself. When I look into the mirror, I know that I am going to be famous. I plan to be a fashion designer and make a good name for the young Black youth who live in my community. I can do anything that I put my mind to. I am a scholar. Believe me when I tell you, I have the spirit of greatness. These are the type of things I learn at the Maya Angelou Middle School.
I love my school, I’m on the SGA (Student…Chimizion Willis
I am the parent of Raheem Hannah who is currently a junior at the Evans Campus. In Raheem’s freshmen year I enrolled him at the Shaw campus based on the recommendation of Sylvan Learning Center. It was one of the best decisions that I ever made. When he first arrived, he was very reserved and stayed to himself. He attended a mandatory summer program called Freedom School at the Shaw Campus. While attending I noticed a change in my son. He began to open up slowly but surely, and by the e…Erika Hannah
I am in the 7th grade at Maya Angelou Public Charter School Middle School Campus. I love my school. I love the teachers, the classes, our principal, and all the activities that they hold for us at the school. I especially like my school because it allows us to express our thoughts and develop our talents. Our teachers encourage us to achieve and to do our best. In fact, once a year we actually get a chance to meet Dr. Maya Angelou, the poet and shero herself.
Maya Angelou Public Charter Schoo…Geniya Cotherine
I am a student at the Maya Angelou Young Adult Learning Center. At this school, I’ve been given the opportunity to acquire my High School Diploma through their on-line, Apex System. After earning my diploma I will be enrolled in the Coast Guard Academy and major in business management as well as culinary arts. To achieve these things I know I must have the best education. My peers and my family motivate me to get that education.
My peers share the hardship of poverty, drugs and violence. Gr…Sloan Baxter
I am the seventh grade counselor here at Maya Angelou Middle School. This is my 2nd year in the middle school as a counselor, but I first started my journey with See Forever as an intern during my graduate school studies at Howard University. I spent one year in the high school assisting the counseling department, and in the following year I spent the year working with the Transition Center. My journey with Maya, thus far, has been something to truly cherish because it has shown me the true mean…Fallon Jones
In the District of Columbia, Maya Angelou Public Charter School reaches out to students who have experienced substantial trauma in their lives by maintaining contacts with probation officers, social workers, special education advocates and community groups. Classes are small, expectations are high and a range of supportive services is in place to help kids make it.The Washington Post