Washington Leadership Academy is an Open Enrollment High School

WLA is a free, non-selective, open enrollment, public charter high school in Washington, D.C. WLA participates in the common lottery for public schools in D.C. WLA does not require recommendation letters, test scores, essays or interviews.

We welcome students of all races, colors, creeds, religions, political orientations, sexual orientations, gender orientations, and special education statuses.

All students must be residents of the District of Columbia.

Open House Dates

Join us at any of the following open house dates:

Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 13, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 17, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Our open house is a great way to meet WLA students and teachers, see our classrooms, and learn more about our school. Our open houses are located at our campus at 3015 4th Street NE, Washington, DC, 20017. Pizza will be served for the whole family!

If you’ve been matched to WLA through the MySchoolDC Lottery

Please review carefully the steps you’ll need to take to complete your enrollment process. Failure to complete these steps before the deadline may result in you forfeiting your seat at WLA.

Step 1: Complete the Online Registration Process (WLA Online Application Link): This is a required questionnaire that must be completed online. If you need access to a computer or translation services in order to complete, please email Ms. Mackey at jmackey@wlapcs.org.

Step 2: Come In to WLA to Complete Your Enrollment Forms: WLA is available to accept paperwork Monday-Thursday, 9-11am and 1-3pm. Please reach out if you need to come in after 4:30pm and we’ll schedule a time.

Forms that must be completed before enrollment can be considered finalized:

WLA Online Registration 2018-2019

Home Language Survey Form

Final Report Card (Due July 9th)

Transcript if applicable (Due July 9th)

MySchool DC Seat Acceptance Form

DC Proof of Residency (must be shown to and copied by school staff in-person)

OSSE Residency Verification Form (must be filled out in-person)

DC Universal Health & Immunization Forms (Due July 9th)

DC Oral Health Assessment form (Due July 9th)

Medication Authorization Form

Key Dates

Dec. 10, 2018: MySchoolDC Application opens

Feb. 1, 2019: Application deadline for grades 9-12

March 29, 2019: School results are released

May 1, 2019: Enrollment deadline