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Paul Laurence Dunbar is the first high school to serve African-Americans in the United States. Dunbar High School defied the odds and in the process changed America.

In the first half of the twentieth century, Washington D.C’s Dunbar High was an academically elite public school, despite being racially segregated by law and existing at the mercy of racist congressmen who held the school’s purse strings.

The school’s well-educated teachers developed generations of high-achieving African Americans, groundbreakers that included the first black member of a presidential cabinet, the first black graduate of the US Naval Academy and the legal mastermind behind school desegregation.


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Dr. Charles R. Drew Engineering Academy | Engineering’s pathway mission is to provide scholars with a four-course sequence that promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Using the design process, students seek solutions to real-world problems using a hands-on approach. The Engineering pathway strives to provide a STEM education that allows our scholars to compete in today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy. Follow us on Instagram at dhsengineering_dc to see scholars in action. 

 

To apply to the Dunbar Engineering Academy, please visit: https://bit.ly/DUNBARENGINEER

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Information Technology | In this pathway, students will develop skills in problem-solving, research, and design while learning to develop technical solutions in a multitude of platforms and programming languages. The Academy will prepare them for careers in the following areas: programming, database administration, web design and administration, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace.

To apply to the Computer and IT Academy, please visit: https://bit.ly/DUNBARIT

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Nadine Smith, Principal
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Milton Laurence, 9th Grade AP
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  Tiffany White, 10th Grade AP
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Makiri Pugh, 11th Grade AP
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Shanice English, 12th Grade AP
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