Digital Pioneers Academy is a public charter middle and high school in Southeast DC open to all students. Our students develop computer science skills and habits of innovation to prepare them for college and future success. We are developing the next generation of innovators.
The Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA) Difference
We believe that every child should attend a school where they are known, loved, and respected. At DPA, teachers create a welcoming school community that fosters a sense of belonging for all students.
We believe that all students are entitled to a computer science education. At DPA, students of every grade study computer science each week. No exceptions.
We believe that a college degree is an important gateway to opportunity and fulfillment. At DPA, students learn the skills, academics, and mindsets needed to graduate from four-year colleges.
We believe that all students should be prepared for high-paying, high-demand jobs. At DPA, students gain real-world experience by inventing, designing, and solving challenging problems.
Digital Pioneers Academy is enrolling students grades 6th-11th for the 2023-24 school year. Families must apply to through the MySchoolDC.org website. Students must meet age and residency requirements to enroll.
STEP 1: Create an account at MySchoolDC.org
STEP 2: Rank DPA one of your top three choices at MySchoolDC.org
High School Application Deadline: February 1, 2023
Middle School Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
Lottery Results: March 31, 2023
Enrollment Deadline: May 1, 2023
Student applications received after the lottery deadlines will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
WHAT OUR FAMILIES SAY ABOUT DPA
“The things that Jeremiah is learning in school translate into what he can do at home, the confidence, the self-esteem. He has grown by leaps and bounds.”
Ms. Williams, DPA parent
“My kids are thriving at DPA. They have grown dramatically and are reading at a higher level. They love coming to school.”
Ms. Proctor, DPA parent
“My child is a completely different child since being at Digital Pioneers Academy. He’s enjoying the curriculum. The coding has really grabbed his attention.”
Ms. Sanders, DPA parent
TWO CAMPUSES ᠆᠆ ONE GROWING SCHOOL
Lower Campus (6th-8th Grades)
908 Wahler PL St SE
Washington, DC 20032
Upper Campus (9th-11th Grades)709 12th St SE
Washington DC DC 20003
Digital Pioneers Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in enrollment or access to its programs and activities.