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. The re-enrollment schedule will proceed as follows:

Mondays, 9 am - 11:30 am: Rising 10th Graders

Tuesdays, 9 am- 11:30 am: Rising 11th Graders

Wednesdays, 9 am - 11:30 am: Rising 12th Graders

Thursdays, 1 pm - 3:30 pm: Any Grade

Please reach out directly to Ms. Mackey at jmackey@wlapcs.org if you need to come in after 4:30pm and we’ll schedule a time.

Step 3: The following forms must be completed before enrollment can be considered finalized:

WLA Online Registration 2019-2020 (available on April 1)

MySchool DC Seat Acceptance Form

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

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

Home Language Survey Form

DC Universal Health & Immunization Forms

DC Oral Health Assessment form

Medication Authorization Form

Student and Parent Signature Page

Most Recent or Final Report Card

Final Transcript (if applicable)

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