More Than 200 Schools to Participate in Free Information Fair Tomorrow at D.C. Armory

by Sean Meehan December 11, 2015 at 12:15 pm 0

edfest-2015-logo-1441727946Parents will have a chance to learn about more than 200 schools in the District tomorrow at a free education fair at the D.C. Armory.

EdFEST 2015 is hosted by My School D.C., an organization that partners with D.C. Public Schools and most District charter schools that operates the District’s school lottery system. The free fair will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature public and public charter schools from Pre-K through high school. It is the only citywide public school fair in the District.

Representatives from each school will be on hand to talk with parents. Meanwhile, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the D.C. Library will have activities for kids of all ages.

The Department of Health will also be administering immunizations and flu shots at the fair.

Catherine Peretti, executive director of My School D.C., also added that My School D.C. employees will be on hand to answer parent questions about the school lottery application for placement in preferred schools.

My School D.C. applications for the 2016-17 school year will begin on Monday and end on Feb. 1 for High schools and March 1 for elementary and middle schools.

About 4,500 families attended last year’s fair, Peretti said.

“We have some really wonderful school options in the District, so our families are lucky in that way and we are glad to give our schools the opportunity to tell their story,” she said.

The D.C. Armory is located at 2001 East Capitol St. SE and parking will be free throughout the event.



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