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International High School

CGEL is currently working with its partner organizations and interested individuals to develop plans for a new internationally themed DC public high school, tentatively named the High School for Global Citizenship and Diplomacy. The school would be designed to provide students with strong academic preparation for college and for global career opportunities in the DC area and elsewhere. The proposed school would capitalize on the unique identity of the city as a world capital, and would benefit from the involvement of a wide array of government, embassy, multilateral, NGO, academic, business, cultural, and other locally available resources.

Read a summary of the proposed high school here.

In fall 2009, the Coalition for Franklin School was formed to urge the DC government to retain ownership of the historic Franklin School and to renovate the building for public use. Our proposed High School for Global Citizenship and Diplomacy is among the ideas being floated for its future use – a high school for global citizenship and diplomacy. We have long felt this building at 13th & K NW would be a dream location for the school, because of its proximity to the many internationally focused organizations and resources in downtown Washington. To learn about the Coalition for Franklin School and ways to get involved, check out their website at http://www.franklinschooldc.org/.

For additional information or to learn about ways to get involved, contact Sally Schwartz at sally@dc-cgel.org.

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