School-Within-School (SWS) will move to the Goding Elementary School building that previously housed the Prospect Learning Center at 10th & F Street, NE later this month.
SWS currently has the highest percentage of in-bounds neighborhood children attending it of any school in Ward 6. Unfortunately, when DCPS decided to move the school to its new location at 10th & F, they dropped the boundaries and the proximity preference that provided an advantage to neighborhood children in the enrollment process. Already this year, two children who live directly across the street from the school applied through the lottery and were denied the opportunity to participate in the school community. Children should be able to attend the public school that they can see from their living room. The neighborhood school that draws most heavily from the neighborhood should not be unilaterally changed to no longer allow neighborhood children to attend it. Join your neighbors, ANC6A, and Councilmember Wells in support of restoring neighborhood preference at SWS and sign the petition to ensure SWS continues to be a neighborhood serving public school.