Rethinking High School

Washington Leadership Academy’s innovative model reshapes high school for students in the D.C. area and beyond. We believe technology is key to closing the educational gap found in high school students. 

Our Model

Personalized Academics

Tech-focused tools allow WLA teachers to tailor their curriculum to meet the specific needs of each student.

The highest performing schools across the country use real time student data and technology to personalize instruction. WLA’s curriculum and teaching method is built around this practice.

Real-World Experience

Research capstones and 11th-grade internships provide students with the professional skills they need for success in college and beyond.

Unique Program Offerings

Computer Science as a Core Course

Students learn development, graphic design, and hardware engineering in our mandatory Computer Science classes and state-of-the art Maker Space.

Professional Development Projects

Fridays consist of a range of inter-disciplinary projects, allowing students to practice the real-world skills needed for college and lives of public leadership. 

Leadership Curriculum

Students are encouraged to discover and develop their passions in our 4-year Leadership Program.

Social Justice Themes

Each of our courses is strongly infused with social justice narratives and themes.