Thurgood Marshall Academy is a college-preparatory, law-themed high school located in the Anacostia neighborhood of southeast Washington, DC—the most under-served community in the District of Columbia. Thurgood Marshall Academy currently serves approximately 400 students in grades 9–12.
Thurgood Marshall Academy grew out of the experience of law students and professors in the DC Street Law clinical program at
Georgetown University Law Center who witnessed how limited opportunities stunted the academic and social development of students in Ward 8. They also saw an opportunity to use legal principles as teaching tools to educate and empower the students that they encountered.
Thurgood Marshall Academy received its charter from the PCSB in April 2001, and opened its doors to 86 9th graders in August 2001; it then added a grade each year until it served students in grades 9–12; the school received accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 2008. After 11 years of educating students in the city's most educationally neglected
community, Thurgood Marshall Academy is the top performing, open-enrollment high school in the District of Columbia: student test scores are consistently three to four times higher than those of students in surrounding public high schools; SAT scores surpass those of students in the District of Columbia by over 60 points; and AP passing rates double those of other high schools in the District.
Thurgood Marshall Academy offers a standards-based, college preparatory academic program to all of its students. The curriculum
strives to help students develop their own voice by teaching them the skills lawyers have—the ability to solve complex problems, think
critically and advocate persuasively for themselves and their communities. The instructional program prepares students to master
District of Columbia and national standards by balancing standardized test preparation with creative and engaging alternative
Working at Thurgood Marshall Academy
Thurgood Marshall Academy is currently accepting applications for the following math content areas for the Summer 2014 Summer
Geometry/ Algebra II
Applicants should be passionate, energetic, and dedicated to working with under-served youth. Candidates should have relentless commitment to educating and engaging our students in their academic pursuits. Candidates must hold at least a B.A/B.S in a related field; candidates with prior teaching experience and/or certification are strongly encouraged to apply. Our Summer School program will be held from June 23, 2014 through July 30, 2014. The hours of the program are from 8:45am-1:30pm from Monday- Friday.
Thurgood Marshall Academy encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds. Thurgood Marshall Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
How to apply
Submit a resume and cover letter to Alexandra Pardo at email@example.com, referencing the job to which you are applying in the
subject line. Please, no phone calls.
2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20020, US