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Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School's fall semester will begin on Sept. 2, 2014 with a mandatory orientation (classes start on Sept. 15).  All students need to pre-register and go through our registration, lottery and enrollment process. Candidates must show proof of DC residency and be over the age of 18.  

Please read about our new enrollment process here and complete your pre-registration.
All interested students must pre-register! 


For more on our charter school transition, click here


Fall 2014 Lottery Results

Please click the link below to find your lottery number and your placement appointment date. If you have any questions please call 202-269-6623.

Click here to view the lottery results


Washington Post columnist, Mr. Robert McCartney, visited Academy of Hope and talked to staff, teachers and students regarding the GED test and the implications of its recent overhaul.  Read his column "Changes in GED test make it harder for adults to get high school credential needed for jobs", published in hardcopy on March 30, 2014. 

"Escaping the Plight of the Working Poor"Deutsche Welle, Jan. 29, 2014

Academy of Hope's executive director, Lecester Johnson, is the recipient of the 2014 Legacy of a Dream Award, conferred by Georgetown University to recognize the region's emerging leaders who are making a difference in solving some of DC's most pressing challenges.  Watch this video about Lecester, her work and the award.


"Georgetown University Celebrates MLK with Dream Award: Academy of Hope Director to be Honored"The Washington Informer. Jan. 15,2014


We're part of the Giving Library!

The Giving Library is an online video catalogue of nonprofits aimed at helping philanthropists become informed and "give wisely". Check out the short videos about Academy of Hope

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