Principal's Message

Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope you had an enjoyable time with family and friends.   

As we return from Spring Break, we know that standardized testing is right around the corner. We understand that this can be a challenging time for our students, and we want to reassure you that our Testing Committee, in collaboration with the Student Government Association, has designed a comprehensive schedule and activities to support our students as they prepare for their Advanced Placement (AP) and Comprehensive Assessments of Progress in Education (CAPE) exams. We will be providing more detailed and personalized communication about the spring testing soon.   

Returning Tigers, we kindly request you to complete your reenrollment by May 1st. If you haven't done so yet, you have the option to use our convenient online platform or fill out a paper form. Please remember that Parent Portal access is necessary for online enrollment. If you haven't received your Parent Portal credentials, please contact us at the school, and our enrollment team will be more than happy to assist you. For more enrollment details, please visit our enrollment page. 

Lastly, I want to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate the progress we've made in improving our in-seat attendance. Your support and partnership have been invaluable in this achievement, and we've seen a noticeable increase in our in-seat attendance rate! This is a testament to the dedication of our students and families. We are committed to maintaining this positive trend so our students can fully engage in all the learning activities, college and career preparation, and extra-curricular opportunities we have to offer.   

Tigers R.O.A.R., 

Sah Brown 


Upcoming Events

Tue Apr 30

  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm, NAF Career Exploration

Wed May 1

  • All day, DC CAPE Testing

Thu May 2

  • All day, DC CAPE Testing
  • 10:00am - 11:30am, Parents Cafe - ELL
  • 11:50am - 12:35pm, School Counseling Department Study Skills Group
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Parents Cafe - ELL

Fri May 3

  • All day, A-Day
  • All day, DC CAPE Testing

Sat May 4

  • All day, SAT Test Day

Events this Week

Mon Apr 22

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm, 5k Race for Pediatric Brain Cancer in the Atrium

Tue Apr 23

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm, LSAT Meeting
  • 4:30pm – 7:30pm, Enrollment Night: Deal Middle School

Wed Apr 24

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm, DSA's Best Buddies Walk Sign-Up
  • 11:50am - 12:30pm, WMATA KRF Pilot Program Finale
  • 4:30pm – 7:30pm, Enrollment Night: Hardy Middle School

Thu Apr 25

  • 8:00am - 3:00pm, Jackson-Reed Mobile Immunization Clinic
  • 11:50am - 12:35pm, School Counseling Study Skills Group
  • 11:55am - 12:40pm, AHM Event: Henna Hand Art
  • 4:30pm – 7:30pm, Enrollment Night: Oyster-Adams Middle School
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Palestinian Cultural Night

Fri Apr 26

  • All day, B-Day
  • 2:15pm - 3:30pm, Poetry Celebrations w/ Kenneth & Kenny Carroll

Sat Apr 27

  • 9:00 am – 2:00pm, Enrollment Saturday
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Open House/Principal’s Coffee

Sun Apr 28

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm, AP Chemistry Mock Exam

Athletics this Week

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Pictured above is Jackson-Reed students and staff viewing the solar eclipse, days 1-3 of our PERIL programming, and DC History Independent Field Trip to 1792 Boundary Stone.

Testing Information

DC CAPE (formerly PARCC) Testing

This year, DC CAPE will replace PARCC as the end of year summative assessment for English, Math, and Science. Testing will take place from Wednesday, May 1st to Thursday, May 9th.

Please read the attachments below for more detailed information.

If you have any questions regarding DC CAPE testing, please reach out to our Test Coordinator, Ms. Wells, at


SAT Score Information

SAT scores have been released for the March 13 and March 21 administrations! Scores can be accessed by logging into your student’s College Board account at or in the BigFuture School app if your student chose to provide their mobile number when taking the SAT School Day. Guidance regarding interpretation of SAT scores can be found here.  If your student cannot find their SAT score report, please have them reach out to Ms. Wells at

2024 AP Exam Administration- UPDATED

Students approved for extended time should check the AP exam schedule (see link below). Because of your exam length you will only be able to take one exam per day. If you need to move an exam to the late-testing date, see Ms. Levenson in the College and Career Center to fill out the late-testing request form.
If you miss an AP exam during regular-testing because you are sick, you must fill out the late-testing request form to have a late-testing exam ordered for you.
Students taking AP exams needing calculators should bring their own calculator. See the list of exams on the College Board website here. 

Virtual Presentation: Class of 2025 College Application Information

Wednesday, April 24, 7 pm-8 pm, Teams link to be emailed through Naviance tomorrow, 4/22

On the agenda will be information about the college application process in general, and also what Jackson-Reed seniors will need to do to make sure that our staff can support them with everything they need for their college applications.

Important 2024-2025 School Year Information

Course Requests for SY 24-25 (for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders)

School Counselors will continue to meet with students in English classes in the coming week. Feel free to engage your student in conversations about the courses they are interested in taking. Your student should enter their course requests via ASPEN.
Thank you for your patience as we know the ASPEN system experienced technical glitches this week.


Steps/Help for Selecting Courses by Grade Level

  • Class of 2027 Current 9th graders (rising 10th): CLICK HERE
  • Class of 2026 Current 10th graders (rising 11th): CLICK HERE
  • Class of 2025 Current 11th graders (rising 12th): CLICK HERE


SY24-25 Enrollment – 100% Submitted by May 1st

Parent/Guardians can now submit enrollment forms and proof of residency for the upcoming 204-25 school year! Go to the J-R enrollment page and if you have issues with online enrollment, paper packets are also available.

Our school-wide goal is to have all students reenrolled by May 1st. Families that submit their forms during the month of April will be given priority during course request and class scheduling.  SAVE THE DATES below.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd- Deal Middle School, 4:30 PM- 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 24th- Hardy Middle School, 4:30- 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 25th- Oyster-Adams Bilingual, 4:30- 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 27- Open House/Enrollment (RSVP), 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Jackson-Reed Families

PTSO Board Positions for 24-25 SY

The PTSO Board hopes all had a restful and enjoyable spring break!  We are working hard supporting our teachers and students in the fourth term and starting to make plans for next year.

Please join our Community Meeting on May 8th to hear highlights from this year and vote on the nominees willing to serve on next year’s Board. We still have several positions without nominees. If you are interested in getting engaged, please let us know!  We will also have a table at Enrollment Day April 27th.  Please stop by and meet some of this year’s Board members.

More information on the PTSO can be found here:  Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) – –Jackson-Reed High School (, including position descriptions of Board roles (by mid-week when all have returned from break!).

Exchange Host Family

Help build bridges of intercultural understanding by sharing your home and daily life with an international student! AFS-USA is looking for host families for high school exchange students arriving to DC in August and September. Please contact Sonja Walti ( or visit for more information.

Survey: Help the PTSO Raise $500 by Answering Questions About Careers

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma have offered our PTSO $500 in exchange for 100 responses from our community to a survey about the perceptions of parents of high school students regarding shop class, vocational/technical training, and careers in construction. The project is collecting data from schools in different metropolitan areas (Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington, Los Angeles, and New York City). See full details and share your perceptions:

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The Arts at Jackson-Reed

Jackson-Reed Theater Presents Cabaret

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  • May 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
  • House opens at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm
  • Saturday May 18th Matinee at 2:30pm
  • Location: Blackbox Theater (Chesapeake St. Doors)

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! In here, Life is Beautiful!

Step into the dazzling and decadent Kit Kat Club - a risque destination filled with music, dancing, and colorful characters.  Set in 1930s Berlin, Cabaret tells the story of a young author searching for inspiration but discovers himself entrenched in one the darkest moments in history. Tickets available online the week of April 22!

  • Students: $10
  • Adults: $20
  • Faculty & Staff: Free

** On-Stage Seating Raffle: Each night we will be raffling off a select number of seats on stage, in The Kit-Kat Club, for people who want to be close to—even part of—the action. Raffle chances will be sold each night at the door.

🎶J-R Choir Collab with GenOUT Youth Chorus, 4/28 at 4:00 pm🎶

The GenOUT Youth Chorus will present its 8th annual Youth Invasion show on Sun. Apr. 28, 2024 at 4:00 PM at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., NE. This year, GenOUT is collaborating with our very own Jackson-Reed choir, under the direction of Mr. Ronté Pierce.

GenOUT is the DC area’s only vocal ensemble for LGBTQ+ and allied youth, and one of only five such ensembles in the nation. The chorus is sponsored by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington.

Youth Invasion tickets are FREE but need to be reserved in advance here. The show starts at 4:00 and will last approximately 75 minutes. GMCW is hosting an audience reception afterwards.

GenOUT will welcome new members (youth ages 13-18) in September. More information about GenOUT can be found here.

Earn Service Hours for Toiletry drive

Hygiene items have skyrocketed in price, making it more difficult for low-income people to afford them. Yet proper physical care is essential to good health. Join G4G in collecting toiletries for low-income individuals throughout the life cycle: from babies, to adults, to seniors. G4G will partner with Greater Brookland Intergenerational Village and DC Diaper Bank to help those in need.   

Collect hygiene items and join us in assembling kits at G4G on Wednesday, April 24th from 4-6pm. Earn service hours! More info on the sign-up.

Accounting Career Awareness Programs, Summer 2024

NABA, the National National Association of Black Accountants, hosts week-long summer programs at colleges and universities around the U.S. that uncover the world of accounting, business, finance and entrepreneurship. The program at Howard University will be held from July 14-19, 2024. Learn more and apply here. 

April Youth Advisory Council (YAC) – Mentoring Program

Metro Transit Police Department (Youth Services Division) cordially invites you to SPEAK YOUR PEACE at our April Youth Advisory Council (YAC) – Mentoring Program. Students will be able to:
Receive Community Service (Student Service Learning) hours for participation
• Receive a letter of recommendation upon completion of our Ambassador Program (8)
• Hear from special guest speakers and develop mentorships with our officers
• Speak their opinions on everyday matters and conflict while gaining insight on policing
• Receive a meal during the program
Location: WMATA Headquarters
300 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Date & Time: Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 5pm-7pm

Additional Information

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