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Enrollment & Application

Thurgood Marshall Academy enrolls students entering the 9th, 10th and 11th grades.

Thurgood Marshall Academy is participating in My School DC, a common application for nearly all D.C. public schools. Click the link above to find out more about the common application and common lottery.

Admissions Criteria

Thurgood Marshall Academy has set the following criteria for admission:

  • Student must be entering either the 9th, 10th or 11th grade.
  • Student must have completed the 8th grade or equivalent to enter the 9th grade, or meet all applicable transfer credit requirements to enter either the 10th or the 11th grade.
  • We do not accept applications from students who are 18 or older.
  • Student and parent/guardian must live in the District of Columbia and provide specific documents to verify guardianship and residency.
  • Student must submit a completed application for admission.
  • For a student new to TMA to be eligible for the 9th grade, s/he must be no older than 15 on September 30, 2014.
  • For a student new to TMA to be eligible for the 10th grade, s/he must be no older than 16 on September 30, 2014
  • For a student new to TMA to be eligible for the 11th grade, s/he must be no older than 17 on September, 30 2014.

Weekly Tours

Every Friday from 10:30-11:30

Please RSVP to Nadly Julien at (202) 563-6862 ×188 to attend an Open House or a Weekly Tour. Would your student like to shadow a current Thurgood Marshall Academy student for the day? Please contact Nadly Julien.

F.A.Q.

*Q. My child was matched to Thurgood Marshall Academy for SY 2014-15. What happens now?

A. Congratulations on being matched to TMA! The next step in the process is completing all required registration paperwork. Our Admissions Counselor will contact you by April 4, 2014 to schedule your Registration Workshop. The Registration Workshop is required for all newly admitted students.

This must be completed by May 1, 2014 for all Round 1 matched students.

Q. What documents will I need for the registration workshop?

A. The following documents are required and must be turned in on the day of the Registration Workshop:

1. Valid DC ID with current DC home address

2. Proof of D.C. Residency: ONE of the following

  • A paystub-issued within the past 45 days (Must include current address and show that DC taxes are being withheld)
  • TANF verification notice or recertification (Must be dated within current calendar year)
  • Medicaid approval letter or recertification letter (Must be dated within current calendar year)
  • Housing assistance letter or recertification letter (Must be dated within current calendar year)
  • District of Columbia Driver’s License AND Car Registration
    (Both documents must be unexpired and names and addresses must match)

3. Completed TMA Enrollment Packet

4. A copy of the student’s IEP (if the student qualifies for special education services) or a copy of their 504 plan if the student is eligible

5. A copy of the student’s most recent report card or transcript (10th/11th grade applicants) from their current school

6. Most recent DC CAS scores (if applicable)

Q. I have a son/daughter who already attends TMA. Will their younger sibling have preferential placement?

A. Sibling preference will apply as long as the student applies before the initial application deadline of February 3, 2014.

Q. My son/daughter applied for the 2013-2014 school year and was not assigned to Thurgood Marshall Academy. Will the application carry over to the next school year?

A. No. Students not admitted to Thurgood Marshall Academy must reapply if they want to be considered for admission the following year.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (“The Age Act”), applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Thurgood Marshall Academy are hereby notified that Thurgood Marshall Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.
Students, parents and/or guardians having inquiries concerning Thurgood Marshall Academy’s compliance with Section 504, ADA, Title VI, Title IX, and/or the Age Act as they apply to students or who wish to file a complaint regarding such compliance should contact:

Sonja Jones, Special Education Coordinator
Thurgood Marshall Academy
2427 MLK Jr. Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020

who has been designated by Thurgood Marshall Academy to coordinate its efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Section 504, ADA, Title VI, Title IX, and the Age Act as they relate to students.

For inquiries or to file a complaint regarding Thurgood Marshall Academy’s compliance with ADA, Section 504, Title VI, Title IX, and/or the Age Act as they relate to employees or third parties, contact:

David Schlossman, COO
Thurgood Marshall Academy
2427 MLK Jr. Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020

who has been designated by Thurgood Marshall Academy to coordinate its efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Section 504, ADA, Title VI, Title IX, and the Age Act as they relate to employees or third parties.

For inquiries or to file a complaint regarding Thurgood Marshall Academy’s compliance with ADA, Section 504, Title VI, Title IX, and/or the Age Act as they relate to employees or third parties, contact:

David Schlossman, COO
Thurgood Marshall Academy
2427 MLK Jr. Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020

who has been designated by Thurgood Marshall Academy to coordinate its efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Section 504, ADA, Title VI, Title IX, and the Age Act as they relate to students.

Read Thurgood Marshall Academy’s Grievance Procedure

Read Thurgood Marshall Academy’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards and Grievance Procedures for Parents and Students-Notice of Grievance Procedures for Employees

Any person who wishes to request a copy of Thurgood Marshall Academy’s Section 504 Grievance Procedure may do so by emailing Alexandra Pardo or (202)563-6862 ext 124.