What We Do

The High Quality Schools Campaign

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. 

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DC One Card

The DC One Card offers free or reduced fares for DC students who use Metrobus, Metrorail or the DC Circulator to travel to and from school and school-related activities. The card is available to qualified students enrolled in a DC public, charter or private schools. Read more about the DC One Card and apply today.

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 DC School Report Card

The DC School Report Card gives District of Columbia families a look into all public schools in the District. Built in partnership with families, this tool is a step towards a more transparent, equitable public education system with students at the center of critical decision-making.

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.

Vanessa GerideauParent Advocate, ConnectEd