Washington Leadership Academy is an open-enrollment public charter high school in the heart of Washington, D.C.

WLA combines best practices in teaching and learning, with the latest in educational technology to create an unparalleled high school experience. Students will graduate from WLA prepared for college, career, and lives of public leadership. 

Partners & Funders

Our Values


The integration of the latest technologies and methods leverage our teacher talent and propel our students to reach their highest potential.

Real-World Practice

Our curriculum includes project-based learning and real-world experiences including internships for all students to ensure that our graduates are prepared for success in college and lives of public leadership.

Strong Relationships

Building strong relationships between, staff, students, families, and our local and global community is core to our work at WLA. 

Sharing Lessons Learned

We are committed to sharing our tools, methods, tech choices, and school development resources.