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KIPP DC Legacy College Preparatory

3999 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20032 (Ward 8)

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KIPP DC Legacy College Preparatory is a welcoming, positive high school founded on the guiding principles Learn, Live, and Lead. We nurture and celebrate every student and family; we prepare our students for college, careers, and choice-filled lives. We commit to building a strong, diverse community where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

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Our goal is for 100% of students to graduate from high school prepared to enroll in and complete college or find a self-sustaining career. This takes hard work, discipline, and meeting high academic expectations. We believe all students are capable of achieving their goals and learning at a high level. Students take rigorous courses in English, Math, Social Sciences, Science, Foreign Language, and a host of electives in digital media, music, and physical education, and health.

Honors Program

Honors Program students have access to advanced courses during their 9th-grade year. These courses provide scholars with a weighted GPA and a transition into AP classes such as AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Chemistry, and many other AP classes in all core subjects during scholars’ 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade years. Click here to learn more.


We offer a host of extracurricular activities for students to engage in throughout the year.

Current extracurriculars include:

Dance Team • Food For Thought • Future Business Leaders of America • Gender & Sexuality Alliance• Music Production Club • National Honors Society • Strength Club • Mock Court • Student Government Association • Yearbook 


At Legacy College Preparatory students engage in fall, winter, and spring sports. Sports currently include Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Baseball, Competitive Cheerleading, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Girls Basketball

University of District of Columbia Dual Enrollment Course

KIPP DC’s partnership with University of District of Columbia provides current Legacy seniors with the opportunity to take a college-level course at no cost. This helps them earn college credit while gaining real-life college experience that prepares them for their journey after high school.

KIPP Forward

KIPP Forward begins working with KIPP DC students in middle school to help them prepare for the transition to KIPP DC high schools. Throughout high school, KIPP Forward remains connected with our alumni to offer academic, college placement, & career readiness programming. Once our alumni graduate from high school, KIPP Forward continues to support and collaborate with them on their path toward college completion or self-sustaining careers. Learn more!