At Center City, we know that family engagement is integral to student success.
We build relationships with families and involve them in our school communities through frequent communication, tools for supporting learning at home, and family events.
Frequent Communication. We keep parents informed about schoolwide events and activities as well as their children’s progress. We communicate with families by phone, email, newsletters, social media, and relationship building home/community visits.
Academic Support. We help families monitor and support their children’s learning at home. Our academic partnering models include strategies for sharing student data, establishing student goals, and providing families with activities to practice foundational skills with their children at home.
Family Events. We invite families to participate in several districtwide events throughout the school year, including the arts recital and service learning projects. Individual campuses also have their own family celebrations, events, and performances.
We also welcome parent volunteers. Please contact your campus to find out about opportunities, such as helping in classrooms and chaperoning field trips.
DC Family Resources
Center City’s Congress Heights Campus selected as a “Bold” Performance School
Bold Schools serve at-risk student populations that exceed expectations compared to their District peers. Congress Heights is also one of only two “Bold Distinguished” schools in D.C.
DC Youth Ages 3 and up are Now Eligible to be Vaccinated
Children 3 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and lowers the chance of children getting and spreading COVID-19.
We continue to work diligently to ensure our students and staff can learn in a safe environment.