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Principal's Corner

Welcome to McKinley Technology High School

You have chosen one of the top academic schools in DC Public Schools and the surrounding area. McKinley Tech is a National Blue Ribbon School that is known for its STEM focus and high achieving students. Students choose a "major" or STEM focus in tenth grade and can choose between Bio-Technology, Engineering or Information Technology (IT). McKinley Tech was recognized in 2015 as a school leader in Bio-Technology at the 2015 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both our engineering and IT students are part of the National Academy Foundation (NAF) Academies. Engineering and Information Technology teachers have access to curriculum, resources and professional development from NAF and our academies’ quality are evaluated on a national level, using nationally standardized rubrics that evaluate NAF academies throughout the United States. NAF Academy students typically receive positive reviews from college recruiters who know the curriculum and rigor associated with NAF Academies. Our goal is for students to leave McKinley Tech either career or college ready. It is not enough to be successful in high school; we want them to have experiences that will enable them to be successful after leaving McKinley Tech.

In addition to the wonderful teaching staff we have a number of social workers, a school psychologist and two assistant principals helping our scholars. Our Dean of Students, Mr. Ronnie Cain, is new to us this year but a veteran with DC Public Schools. He will be assisting students for day-to-day culture and climate issues. For academic issues or concerns with 9th and 10th graders, please contact Mr. Michael Pridgeon at michael.pridgeon@dc.gov and for 11th and 12th graders, contact Ms. Danielle Green at danielle.green@dc.gov. You may contact me at any time at louise.jones@dc.gov if you feel your needs have not been addressed properly or timely.

Each year we have the opportunity to do amazing things. We cannot be our best unless we work together, staff, parents and students. Let’s make this year a stellar one for our McKinley Tech school family!

Dr. Louise Jones Principal

McKinley Technology High School

202-281-3950

 

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