The Schools

At the Maya Angelou Schools, we serve young people aged 14-24, including incarcerated young men and formerly incarcerated young adults. Our mission is to create learning communities where all students, particularly those who have not succeeded in traditional schools, can reach their potential.

The Maya Angelou Schools include an alternative high school, a school for incarcerated young men, and a school for young adults who previously dropped out of high school.

All of our schools combine rigorous academics with critical wrap-around supports and interventions designed to prevent young people from dropping out of high school and re-engage those who have already dropped out. These supports include onsite mental health counseling, including supports for teen parents; paid internships and vocational training; extended day and weekend tutoring; credit recovery options; and intensive alumni support.

Over the next two years, we will be embarking on a $23 million renovation to transform our Evans Campus into the Maya Angelou Learning Center. This state-of-the-art facility, located at 5600 East Capitol Street, NE, will house our High School programs as well as our new Young Adult Learning Center. By consolidating our charter schools into one facility, we will realize nearly $1 million in annual operational savings. As a result, we will be able to redirect our resources from operating expenses to the enhancement of critical programming for our students: small classes, extended day programs, onsite counseling and mental health services, and college and postsecondary supports for our alumni. Please help support our mission.