Department of Exceptional Learners
The Department of Exceptional Learners at Jackson-Reed High School works to integrate all students that receive special education services into the Jackson-Reed Community. We offer specialized instruction in inclusion, as well as self-contained settings. Based on each students Individualized Education Plan, special education services are provided by specialized education teachers, related service providers, educational aides, and dedicated aides.
Our current population includes scholars with specific learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, non-categorical disabilities, multiple disabilities, autism, and hearing impairments. We are also staffed to provide related services in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, social-emotional services, speech and language services, and audiology.
The Department of Exceptional Learners at Jackson-Reed High School strives to provide a free and appropriate public education for all students with disabilities. It is our job to ensure that all students receive a rigorous and quality filled education based on DCPS standards and curriculum.
Additional After-school Support Opportunities:
- Math Center (Tues., Wed., & Thurs. -4th floor),
- Science Center (Tues. & Thurs. 3rd -Floor)
- Writing Center (Wednesdays- College & Career)
JRHS Dept. of Specialized Instruction will hold "Workshop Wednesdays" on/around the 3rd Wednesday every month, virtually from 6-7pm. February's Workshop will be held 2/15/23 and will focus on Community Resources for Students & Families with Learning Differences.
Remember to stop by College & Career and/or sign up for FAFSA Fridays to get help with ANY & ALL applications/essays. With college admissions comes the search for monies! Be sure to sign up for scholarship opportunities, there are many posted in Room 108 and on the bulletin boards in the Counseling Suite.
DCTAG Application Application opens February 1
The District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) provides up to $10,000 per year of the difference between in state and out-of-state tuition for students who attend a public colleges and universities in the U.S. It also allows $2,500 for private historically black colleges and universities nationwide; private colleges in the Washington, DC metropolitan area; and two-year public colleges outside Washington, DC. A chart showing examples of college costs taking DCTAG in account is below. DCTAG must be applied for yearly.
More information is at the links below:
*DC TAG Virtual Info Session February 7, 2023, from 5:30-6:30pm. Click Here to Join on 2/7/23 at 5:30pm.
Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program
The Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) that provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors.
Internship opportunity for rising 11th and 12th graders
Hope your day is going well. I wanted to share two paid internship opportunities (Science & Art) that were shared with me from the Smithsonian Office of Academic Appointments and Internships. Both internships are currently open until March 15th for students entering their junior or senior year or finishing their senior year. I’ve included the link below for both applications. Should teachers have questions they can contact InternshipsSI@si.edu.
To honor the achievements of DC Public high school graduates and Smithsonian Regents, Shirley Ann Jackson and Robert P. Kogod, the Smithsonian is accepting applications for two internship programs named in their honor.
Both internships are for District of Columbia public high school students entering their junior or senior year or finishing their senior year. Awarded students spend eight (8) weeks with their mentors in and around the Smithsonian facilities in the Washington DC area. This internship is made possible through a generous gift from Smithsonian Regent, David Rubenstein.
- Application opens January 4
- Deadline for applications March 15 at 11:59PM ET
- Selections made and all applicants informed April 15
- Deadline for 8-week internship to be completed August 31
Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship
Application deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023.
The Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority provides financial assistance to African-American DC high school students in the pursuit of a baccalaureate degree. For more information and to appl.
Former alumnus of Wilson SHS, now Jackson-Reed SHS, and father to a current JR student and also a member of the Alpha Omega Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is excited to share with you a scholarship opportunity that may assist a black male graduating senior intending to enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program. The application is now open and closes on April 9th, 2023. Click here to link to the application.
P.A.C.S. GROWTH Eligibility Survey
This survey serves as a way to gauge eligibility for our GROWTH Program in connection with the Office of Youth Programs. Please complete it to the best of your ability and someone from our team will be in contact with you shortly. Click here.