ConnectED’s leading initiative is the High Quality Schools Campaign (HQSC), which helps families, particularly from underserved communities, navigate the DC School Lottery process so that all students can access quality schools. ConnectED works with families in identifying the best schools that fit their needs, completing the My School DC application, and finally completing the enrollment process.
How can you identify a high quality school? See here for what to look for including, school visit, teacher observation, and principal interview checklists. And of course, the DC School Report Card.
In my experience, families feel relief when working with their parent advocate, talking through the options, and coming up with a plan for enrollment. ConnectEd provides a service that is unique yet so necessary.