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Anacostia High School/Connected Schools

Anacostia High School is a District of Columbia Public School (DCPS), which means it is a full-service Community School.  Learn more about the Connected Schools model at Anacostia here.  The DCPS Connected Schools website is also a great source of information.  Contact Mrs. Rashida Young (Connected Schools Manager) for more information at [email protected].

At Anacostia HS, we strategically develop community partners in five areas to better meet the needs of our students, families, staff and community:


Academic Enrichment:

  • Reach, Inc.
  • SAGA
  • Raising a Village



  • Washington Performing Arts
  • Words, Beats and Life


Health, Wellness & Wrap-Around Services:

  • Access Youth
  • Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)
  • Homeless Liaison
  • Medstar School-Based Health Clinic
  • School Social Workers/Wendt Center


Mentoring & Community Service:


  • Clean Water Fund/APACC – Events for families in Anacostia Park; Advocacy around better parks and outdoor spaces; Planning for a wading beach in the Anacostia River
  • Global Kids – Offers college support and after school programs at Anacostia HS from 3:00pm until 6:00pm, Mondays through Thursdays; Educate, activate and inspire youth from underserved communities to take action on critical issues facing our world; 4-day a week schedule includes:2x Leadership (explores global/local issues, takes action), 1x Creative Expression (this past year included Modeling), 1x Radio Rookies (social justice podcasting); Provide homework help, support with college applications (including college tours) and getting connected to international travel opportunities.
  • Office of Neighborhood Safety & Engagement (ONSE) Leadership Academy (OLA) – Offers School-based program with six full time Coordinators; Working with 40 students receiving additional supports due to attendance, behavior and academic progress challenges; Provides attendance monitoring and behavioral supports and interventions, as well as Sage Passage support during morning travel and afternoon dismissal.
  • Martha’s Table
  • P.A.V.E.


Post-Secondary College & Career Preparation:

  • College Track
  • SOUL