Roughly 1000 students leaving district and public charter schools each year are in need of second chance options and non-traditional education opportunities in Washington, DC. A majority of these youth are older (18 to 20 years old), have limited graduation credit accumulation, and are performing below 9th grade level. In DC, there appears to be a shortage of alternative pathways to a postsecondary credential or training.
Sustainable Futures is a public charter school in Washington DC with a mission to create a community of learners that reengages disconnected youth and those who have struggled in traditional school settings by providing them with a comprehensive, challenging, personalized education that prepares them to lead purposeful, productive, sustainable lives. We have a breakthrough model that is competency and project based and will allow students to progress as they achieve mastery.