College and Career Center

The College and Career Center provides information and support to students to help them plan for and achieve their post-graduation goals. It offers assistance with the college application process. It also provides opportunities to meet with representatives from colleges and universities; trade and apprenticeship programs; police and firefighter cadet programs; and other post-secondary opportunities. College and Career Center offerings during the school day are open to juniors and seniors with the permission of their teachers.









Latest Update

Rising Senior Kickoff: School Counselor One-on-Ones

Dear Class of 2025 & Families,

Congratulations on reaching your senior year! We are thrilled to welcome you and your family (guardian) back to school from August 6-23rd to kick off the 2024-2025 academic year! As promised, we will be holding individual meetings to finalize schedules, discuss Dual Enrollment, review the Letter of Understanding, authorize Off-Campus forms, record gown/shirt sizes, confirm the spelling for diplomas, and document community service hours, and solidify schedules. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every student and family understands their DCPS graduation plan.

Please sign up for a mandatory in-person meeting, which will be held in the Library by clicking here. There are a limited number of spaces for these August meetings and we encourage families to sign up as soon as possible (additional meetings will be held after the school year begins). Additionally, please ensure that your Parent and Student Brag sheets are completed and submitted via NAVIANCE by August 6, 2024. Also, prior to your scheduled meeting, log into NAVIANCE and complete the Post-Secondary Survey. Please be prepared to provide proof of completion during your meeting. Lastly, bring all completed community service hour forms, and we appreciate copies of prior service hour documentation as well.

We are enthusiastic about the upcoming school year and look forward to meeting with each of you. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your counselor:

  • Student Last Names (A – F): Patrice Maites –
  • Student Last Names (G – O): Dr. Ramona Singletary-Robertson –
  • Student Last Names (P – Z): Laurie Ligon –

You can use this document to help you with signing up for the counselor conferences. Enjoy your summer, and we eagerly await your return!


The Jackson-Reed HS Senior Team

Estimada Clase de 2025 y Familias,

¡Felicidades por llegar a su último año! ¡Estamos encantados de darle la bienvenida a usted y a su familia de regreso a la escuela del 6 al 23 de agosto para comenzar el año académico 2024-2025! Como se prometió, realizaremos reuniones individuales para finalizar los horarios, discutir la Dual Enrollment, revisar Letter of Understanding (la Carta de Entendimiento), autorizar formularios fuera del campus, registrar los tamaños de las batas/camisas, confirmar la ortografía de los diplomas, y documentar las horas de servicio comunitario, y solidificar los horarios. Nuestro objetivo final es asegurar que cada estudiante y familia entienda su plan de graduación de DCPS.

Por favor regístrese para una reunión obligatoria en persona, que se llevará a cabo en la Biblioteca. Hay un número limitado de espacios para estas reuniones de agosto y alentamos a las familias a inscribirse lo antes posible (se llevarán a cabo reuniones adicionales después de que comience el año escolar). Además, asegúrese de que sus hojas “Brag Sheets” de padres y estudiantes se completen y envíen a través DE NAVIANCE antes del 6 de agosto de 2024. Además, antes de su reunión programada, inicie sesión en NAVIANCE y complete la encuesta postsecundaria. Esté preparado para proporcionar un comprobante de finalización durante su reunión. Por último, traiga todos los formularios de horas de servicio comunitario completados, y también agradecemos copias de la documentación de horas de servicio anteriores.

Estamos entusiasmados con el próximo año escolar y esperamos reunirnos con cada uno de ustedes. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto con su consejero:

  • Apellidos de los estudiantes (A – F): Patrice Maites –
  • Apellidos de los estudiantes (G – M): Dr. Ramona Singletary-Robertson –
  • Apellidos de los estudiantes (N – Z): Laurie Ligon –

¡Disfruta de tu verano y esperamos con impaciencia tu regreso!


El equipo senior de la Escuela Secundaria Jackson-Reed


Additional Recent Updates

College Readiness by Year


What's Next for You? 
We are here to help you apply to colleges, career schools and scholarships; find an apprenticeship; and more for your future.


A big year!
Stay strong with your grades and involvement, and continue researching college and career possibilities.


Keep going
Continue focusing on academics and finding ways to be involved in your school and community.


Start off strong! 
Check out our guidelines for your first year of high school.


Below is a list of the resources available to you and your student as you navigate the decisions to be made during high school.  Each of these resources are listed in the grade-appropriate section as well, but are provided here as an overall reference.

Preparing for College

Creating Your College List

Creating Your College List

Apply to College

Apply to College

Paying For College

Paying For College

Paying For College

Career Guidance

Contact College and Career Coordinators


Zuogwi Earl Reeves

College and Career Center Coordinator

Elizabeth Levenson is in her 9th school year at Jackson-Reed High School. She has held several roles at Jackson-Reed, but the common thread among all of them is that she loves helping students. She was an English major at Cornell University, where she learned research and writing skills. She is excited to help students with their college and career search--likely the biggest research project they have worked on in their lives so far.

Zuogwi (Zuo) Reeves possesses nearly a decade of experience in the field of college and career access, where he has diligently served all high schools across the eight wards of Washington, DC. His previous role included facilitating the distribution of a substantial $30 million grant, generously provided over a span of six years by notable organizations such as the Gates Foundation, Ted Leonsis, and The Graham Family. An esteemed Winston Salem State University alumnus, Zuo further honed his expertise by obtaining a Master of Arts degree in religious studies from Howard University School of Divinity. His unwavering commitment lies in ensuring that marginalized communities are at the forefront of accessing essential resources to realize their aspirations and achieve their goals.

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