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High School and YALC Admissions (SY 22-23)

The Maya Angelou Public Charter School and Young Adult Learning Center are FREE school programs based in Washington DC’s Ward 7, either offering a high school education for grades 9-12 or a GED and vocational certificate program for young adults 18 and over.

☎ High School (Grades 9-12) (202) 536-8766
☎ Young Adult Learning Center (Ages 18+) 202-289-8898

The Maya Angelou Schools build a vital multi-campus community of  future DC-based high school and GED graduates by recognizing that learning is for all students, of all abilities, at all ages, in all stages. We believe that with above and beyond wraparound services and student support, coupled with high expectations all of our students, regardless of background, can succeed at college, career and beyond. Take a peak into our School Year 2022-2023 High School Student Handbook and MAPCS Bullying Prevention Policy – 2022-2023 SY for greater insight into our  philosophies.

At the Maya Angelou Schools, we freely offer:

🏫 Small classroom environments both online and in-person
⏰ Flexible scheduling through morning and afternoon courses
📚 Disability services, in school therapy and 504/IEP assistance
💚 One-on-one counseling and mental health services
💪🏽 Career training in Hospitality, Cosmetology, and Workforce Certifications
🧭 Field trips and study abroad opportunities
🏀 Sports and extracurricular activities and clubs

We are a family of professionals who passionately believe that your child (or you!) have strengths and talents that can be used to address any former classroom challenges and overcome any and all fears. Enrolling at Maya Angelou means academic, social and employment skills that will build a rewarding life and promote positive change.

The key to our success is rooted in building trusting, respectful, nurturing relationships in and out of school. We have safe spaces and facilities for all to be able to reach their limitless potential while we celebrate each other out loud years before graduation.

Apply today – limited seats available!

Maya Angelou Public Charter School enrollment first steps:

  1. Find out more about the Maya Angelou Public Charter School (grades 9-12) on MySchoolDC.
  2. Contact Ms. Stevens at or (202) 379-4335 to receive an application.
  3. Review our program highlights and schedule a tour!

Young Adult Learning Center (YALC) enrollment first steps:

  1. Find out more about the Young Adult Learning Center (ages 18+) on DC School Report Card.
  2. Apply online using YALC online form (PowerSchool Enrollment Express)
  3. Contact Ms. Wade-Wooden at or (202) 904-8333 ext. 1709 for enrollment form help.
  4. Review our program highlights and schedule a tour!