Academic Support

Math Center

Free help from Wilson math teachers and students. Just drop in to ask for help or for a quiet place to work. Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 3:45-4:15 in room 408. 

Language Interpretation

Parents or students whose first language is not English may request that Jackson-Reed faculty and staff use the Language Line, an interpretation service, to interpret phone conversations or meetings.

Bullying Prevention & Reporting

New Heights Teen Parenting Program

New Heights is a DCPS program, located in most high schools, that supports expectant and parenting teens (moms and dads) to stay in school, graduate, gain parenting skills, and continue to meet their post graduate education and job training goals.
Where (during in-person school): New Heights office in the 1st floor health suite.
When: Meets during STEP and after school
Staff: Beth Perry, Coordinator
Contact: beth.perry@k12.dc.gov; 202-674-7905
Take a look at the New Heights newsletters below, available in both English and Spanish.

[posted 8/9/21]

Friends of New Heights
Contact: Beth Perry, beth.perry@k12.dc.gov
I am the New Heights coordinator at Wilson and a few other schools. I am a former Wilson parent and proud mother of two social workers. I also sponsor Estudiante 2 Estudiante (E2E), an after-school program at Wilson. E2E was created by two former students to welcome new Spanish-speaking students to our school and provide opportunities to earn community service hours (see after school programs for more information).
As stated above, New Heights is the DCPS program that supports expectant and parenting students. We support our students to have a healthy baby, graduate, and have a post-graduation plan. We also address other issues that come up which include postponement of 2nd pregnancy, finding childcare, housing, family situations, economic challenges, relationships, immigration issues–there is a lot. Our students want to graduate and want to be role models for their children. This year there will be special emphasis to ready our students to be active DCPS parents as many will soon have children eligible for Prek 3 and 4 classes. We want them to have the skills to be advocates not only for themselves but their children.
The pandemic has exacerbated the challenges our students face. Last year we had a holiday project and received tremendous support. Many wanted to continue so we formed “Friends of New Heights” which has provided support to different projects but also serves as a real example that the community believes in our students. This means a lot to our students. We are considering a book drive for the fall and still considering ideas for the end of the year. All suggestions are welcome. Please contact me if you are interested in participating (beth.perry@k12.dc.gov).
When we talk about the village of support that exists, we’ve seen it make a difference. It’s not easy taking classes online with a new baby or a toddler and transition back to in-school classes will not be easy. Many of our students must work. If we can make it just a bit easier, we say: Let’s do it.
Please contact me with any questions, ideas, concerns. Thank you for your support,
Beth Perry (beth.perry@k12.dc.gov)