Join us for food & fun at our annual City Arts + Prep Community Bar-B-Q! Click here to RSVP today!
Coffee & Conversation brings parents and staff together in an informal setting to discuss school culture, activities, and most of all to establish relationships. Join Principal Jones for coffee and conversation on Thursday, September 14 at 9 am in the Black Box Theater. Click here to RSVP today!
Dear City Arts & Prep Public Charter School Staff, Parents/Guardians, and Students:
It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the new Chief Academic Officer/Principal of City Arts & Prep Public Charter School. I feel honored and humbled to serve the students, staff, and families of City Arts & Prep community and continue the tradition of excellence and partnerships that have been established. I will be working closely with Ms. Lanette Dailey-Reese, Executive Director, and Ms. Demetria Gartrell, former principal, to ensure a smooth transition. It is my goal to work together with each of you to ensure that our relationships are strong and teaching and learning is of the highest quality at City Arts & Prep.
My initial entry work will focus on building relationships and learning about each member of our school community. I want to begin that effort by sharing some of my background. This is my fifteenth year in education. I spent the first ten years teaching with the District of Columbia Public Schools. During that time, I served as a classroom teacher, grade level chair, and local school restructuring team chair. I have been an administrator for the past five years, serving as the assistant principal at Center City Public Charter School and principal of Democracy Prep Public Charter School. It is my belief that we must put students at the heart of all we do. I believe that City Arts & Prep has done so by establishing a fun, creative, and supportive place of learning. I am truly excited to be welcomed member of the team!
During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of CAPP the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be world-class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school. I anticipate a most successful year as my team and I support the exceptional academic and arts education experience for your child here at City Arts & Prep Public Charter School.
Mrs. Lakeala Jones
Chief Academic Officer/Principal
In order to ensure all students are acclimated with the City Arts experience, we are introducing a staggered scheduled for select grade levels. Please view the orientation calendar and staggered schedule below to ensure your scholar is prepared for their first day of school.
|Monday, August 14
||Tuesday, August 15
||Wednesday, August 16
||Thursday, August 17
||Friday, August 18
||Family Orientation: PK-2nd Grade Only@ 5:30 pm
||Family Orientation: Â 3rd-8th Grade Only @ 5:30 pm
|Monday, August 21
||Tuesday, August 22
||Wednesday, August 23
||Thursday, August 24
||Friday, August 25
|Staggered Arrival: First Day for 6th-8th Grade Only
||Staggered Arrival: First Day for 3rd-5th Grade Only
||Staggered Arrival: First Day for PK-2nd Grade Only
We are pleased to announce that Lanette Dailey-Reese has been selected as the next Executive Director of City Arts & Prep Public Charter School. The board of directors of City Arts engaged the educational search firm Carney Sandoe & Associates to conduct a nation-wide search for our next school leader.
Many of you have met Lanette. She has served on the City Arts Board for the past two years in the roles of Academic Committee Chair and Board Secretary. She is well-versed in our school’s history, community, and plans for the future. Lanette will start her tour of duty with City Arts + Prep on May 15, 2017.
Lanette has a long career in education, with a focus on urban schools. She is leaving her position as a Senior Executive Director at the International Center for Leadership in Education where she has served for nearly five years to join City Arts. In that role she served as a strategic thought leader to over 75 school districts in their school turnaround efforts. Prior to that Lanette held positions with the School District of Philadelphia as an Assistant Director of School Reform, and with California University of Pennsylvania and Communities in Schools of Philadelphia.
Lanette has two master’s degrees; one from Drexel University and one from Temple University, and has her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame College of Ohio. Lanette and her family live just a few miles from City Arts.
We are also please to say that Andrew Kirkland, our Acting Executive Director, will be staying on this year to serve as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Advisor to Lanette. Andrew has done an amazing job leading this school year helping us grow and advance our academic programs. Lanette and Andrew have worked together for the last two years and are eager to continue their partnership as we prepare for our 15 year Charter Renewal.
Thank you to all the parents, faculty, and staff who provided feedback on the search to Carney Sandoe & Associates and the Board.
City Arts Board Chair
Stay in touch with City Arts + Prep Public Charter School by downloading our new mobile app! Just search for the name of our school in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
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Alerts – Receive alerts on your mobile device
Calendar Events – Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the app
News – Check out the latest school news all in one place
Menus – Access daily school breakfast, lunch, and snack menus
Uniform Store – Purchase the latest City Arts gear, uniforms, and supplies
We are seeking talented, motivated faculty and staff for the 2017-2018 school year who are fueled by a passion for challenging students and ensuring that they succeed.
Join us at any of our open houses or happy hours to meet our current teachers and leaders, see student performance, and learn more about our formula for success.
RECRUITMENT HAPPY HOURS
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Busboys and Poets @ 625 Monroe Street NE
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Toro Toro @ 1300 I Street NW
February 25 – Arts Expo + Open House
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
City Arts Campus @ 705 Edgewood Street NE
March 23 – Open House
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
City Arts Campus @ 705 Edgewood Street NE