‘EdFEST’ to Guide Families Through School Enrollment Process

by Andrea Swalec November 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0

EdFEST (Photo via My School D.C.)Families getting ready to apply for a D.C. public school seat can explore their options at the public school fair set to be held Saturday at the D.C. Armory.

Dozens of public and public charter schools serving all grade levels will attend EdFEST to discuss their offerings and achievements.

Joe Weedon, the D.C. State Board of Education member-elect for Ward 6, said the event will help parents learn the latest about local schools.

“I think one of the biggest challenges our public schools have faced is a lack of awareness of what’s going in on them,” he said Tuesday. “EdFEST provides an opportunity to get a taste for what’s really happening in our schools.”

Asked about standout schools on the Hill, Weedon praised Eastern Senior High School for its health and medical sciences programs, Eliot-Hine Middle School for its broadcasting and robotics instruction, and Jefferson Academy for its leadership and “remarkable” test score growth.

Representatives from DCPS will be on hand at the free 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. event to answer questions about the school enrollment process. Applications will be available Dec. 15. Also at the D.C. Armory (2001 E. Capitol St. SE) will be flu shots for adults, dental services for kids and teens, sports for all and story time with the D.C. Public Library.

For more information, see the My School D.C. website.

Photo via Facebook/My School D.C.


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