Congratulations to our incredible team of staff and students - we are rated Tier 1 and we are one of six 5-STAR rated public high schools in Washington, D.C.!

At Washington Leadership Academy, we prepare our kids to thrive in the world and change it for the better. WLA graduates are college-ready have career-ready tech skills, know themselves, advocate for themselves, and clearly plan their futures, and lead positive change in their communities and the world.

WLA is a free, open-enrollment, non-selective public charter high school in the heart of Washington, D.C. We are proud to be one of the first ten XQ Super Schools in the U.S.!

We share our school development materials and lessons learned openly. You can access them here.

What We Offer

Computer Code Icon College prep academics with a computer science focus
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WLA is a free, open enrollment, non-selective, public charter high school that participates in the MySchoolDC public school lottery system. Add yourself to our waiting list at MySchoolDC.org.

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At WLA, we’re leading the country in college prep and computer science instruction

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