Maya Angelou Public Charter High School

About the School

Location: 5600 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20019
Phone: (202) 379-4335 | Fax: (202) 506-5749

Maya Angelou Public Charter School (MAPCS) offers students a relevant and rigorous academic curriculum with wraparound support to meet a wide variety of educational and emotional needs. Our focus is on making students ready for the world, helping them to be career prepared, and assisting them in becoming lifelong learners and contributors to society.

Many of our students face challenges in their home life and experience trauma or upheaval that requires a different approach from traditional schools. MAPCS delivers integrated social and emotional health services that at-risk students need to become self-sustaining adults, as well as a comprehensive school curriculum that emphasizes college – and career – readiness skills.

Our Blended Learning Model combines face-to-face instruction with technology and online learning with student individual learning plans to meet students at their learning level and give them what they need to catch up, keep up or get ahead.

In addition, MAPCS is one of a few D.C. schools offering the advantages of residential and boarding programs to select students who benefit from the stability of a safe, supportive, and structured environment

School Breakfast and Lunch 

Maya Angelou Public Charter High School is proud to offer free breakfast and lunch to all our high school students. We strive to serve quality food that exceeds the requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (2010).  Breakfast is served daily from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Lunch is served from 11:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. (first lunch) and 12:50 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. (second lunch). Students are assigned to one of these two time slots. See the links below for the current month’s menus.  If you have any questions about the National School Breakfast or Lunch Program, please contact Heather Hesslink at