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Welcomes The Honorable

John Lewis

NASA Administrator,

Former Astronaut Inspires Jefferson-Houston Students to Fulfill Their Dreams

PTA sponsored, "NASA DAY", reminds

students that STEM education is fun!


The Jefferson-Houston Advantage:

  • The only International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and Middle Years Programme in ACPS. 

  • A designated "Model Program" by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) for comprehensive counseling and exemplary educational environment. 

  • Encore classes (Spanish, Library, Orchestra/Band/Chorus, Art, and P.E.) for every student, at least once a week with a subject area certified teacher

  • Band and orchestra instruction - beginning in 4th grade

  • Students participate in the ACPS one-to-one Chromebook initiative

  • Grades 6-8 currently  accommodate 178 students. Small middle school classrooms creates a close-knit and tailored learning environment for teachers and students 

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

  • Talented and gifted program (TAG)

  • English Language Learner (ELL) classes

  • Special education programs

  • Small lunchrooms on each floor for shorter lunch lines and a more relaxed dining experience



Who is Jefferson-Houston Named For?


The school is dedicated to two prominent Americans: Thomas Jefferson  and Charles Hamilton Houston. 


Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was an American

 Founding Father and the principal author of

the Declaration of Independence. He was 

elected the second Vice President of the United

States (1797–1801), serving under John Adams 

and in 1800 was elected the third President.



Charles Hamilton Houston (1895 – 1950) was a prominent African-American lawyer, Dean of

Howard University Law School, and NAACP 

Litigation Director who played a significant

role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws, which

earned him the title "The Man Who Killed Jim

Crow". He was a pioneer in the movement to

integrate the District of Columbia Public Schools. He is also well known for having trained future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.




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