The Next Step Public Charter School

The Next Step Public Charter School offers free GED preparation in English and Spanish, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

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Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 12/01/2023

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Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/29/2023

In November, OSSE celebrates DC College Application and Exploration Month. The Career and Life Skills (CLS) Department participated this month by taking the English GED Track and ESL Levels 5 & 6 to tour the campus. Students enjoyed learning about the different majors and programs available at UDC.

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11/29/2023

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/28/2023

TNS is a caring and safe space for our students because we value COMMUNITY. Your gift will support essential resources that give students a sense of purpose and belonging at TNS.

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Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/27/2023

COLLABORATION allows us to develop positive relationships throughout our school. Your gift to TNS will enable teachers and advisors to offer students essential tools and resources that directly support their needs.

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11/26/2023

As the holiday season begins, I can’t help but think of all the times and situations where YOU, our community, have graciously supported The Next Step (TNS)/El Próximo Paso Public Charter School.

GivingTuesday is a great way for you to continue that support. Your donation will help us expand our alumni engagement services and provide more postsecondary support, including workforce development.

We appreciate you and thank you in advance for your donation on GivingTuesday.

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Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/25/2023

TNS provides opportunities to students who face extraordinary challenges. Our value of COURAGE helps students find a way toward their goals. Support courageous learners and donate today!

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Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/24/2023

TNS is committed to the academic and career goals of each student. Donate today and help students achieve their goals now and in the future.

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/23/2023

On Tuesday, we had a fantastic Fall Fest. Pumpkin Painting, Fall Snacks, and Door Contest Winners were announced! Congrats to Ms. Moya's and Ms. Laura's class for winning the contest. Thank you to the Novemeber Committee, Jarolyn, Yocaira, Ana M., Genesis, and Sahira for hosting! Happy Thanksgiving!

El martes tuvimos un fantástico Festival de Otoño. ¡Se anunciaron los ganadores del concurso de puertas decorativas, pintaron calabazas, y tuvimos refrigerios de otoño! Felicitaciones a la clase de la Sra. Moya y la Sra. Laura por ganar el concurso. ¡Gracias al Comité de Noviembre, Jarolyn, Yocaira, Ana M., Génesis y Sahira! ¡Feliz día de acción de gracias!

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/22/2023
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Harvest Festival Door Contest! | ¡Concurso de puertas del Festival de la Cosecha!

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/20/2023

Earlier this month, TNS Students attended the DC3C Next Steps Fair for students with disabilities from across the District of Columbia. The fair had over 50 exhibitors/vendors for students to interact with and professionals from diverse industries. The fair offered "Talk and Do's" on cyber security, information technology (IT), shoe design, and technology. These were hands-on demonstrations, with a student participation aspect engaging students with real-world interactive activities. This fair was held at Armour J. Blackburn University Center on the campus of Howard University.

A principios de este mes, los estudiantes de TNS asistieron a la Feria DC3C Next Steps para estudiantes con discapacidades de todo el Distrito de Columbia. La feria contó con más de 50 expositores/proveedores con los que interactuaron los estudiantes y profesionales de diversas industrias. La feria ofreció "Talk and Do's" sobre seguridad cibernética, tecnología de la información (TI), diseño de zapatos y tecnología. Estas fueron demostraciones prácticas, con un aspecto de participación de los estudiantes que los involucró con actividades interactivas del mundo real. Esta feria se llevó a cabo en el Centro Universitario Armor J. Blackburn en el campus de la Universidad Howard.

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/16/2023

A big Thank You to our friends at for facilitating the Know Your Rights Workshop.

Una Grand agradecimiento nuestros amigos de por facilitar el taller de conozca sus derechos.

11/13/2023

"Never be too big to ask questions,
never know too much to learn something new."
-Augustine Og Mandino
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"Nunca seas demasiado grande para hacer preguntas,
Nunca se sabe demasiado para aprender algo nuevo."
-Augustine Og Mandino

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/10/2023

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Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 11/08/2023

Interim Testing begins today. We love seeing students arrive on time and excited to take their test!

Las pruebas provisionales comienzan hoy. ¡Nos encanta ver a los estudiantes llegar a tiempo y emocionados de hacer su examen!

11/06/2023

Meta Monday: Last month we had an interactive Metaverse workshop facilitated by . We look forward to hosting more workshops that expose students to careers of the future.

Meta Monday: el mes pasado tuvimos un taller interactivo de Metaverso facilitado por . Esperamos organizar más talleres que expongan a los estudiantes a las carreras del futuro.

10/30/2023

We 💗 our Principals! Thank you for your leadership!
¡Nosotros 💗 nuestros directores! ¡Gracias por su liderazgo!

10/26/2023

Just spotted over TNS, a beautiful rainbow! 🌈
Rainbows represent hope and good fortune! GED students are taking their official Exams this week! We wish them Good Luck!

Acabamos de ver sobre TNS, ¡un hermoso arco iris! 🌈 ¡Los arco iris representan esperanza y buena fortuna! ¡Los estudiantes de GED están haciendo sus exámenes oficiales de esta semana! ¡Les deseamos buena suerte!

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 10/25/2023

Today is the 8th Annual I Stand with Immigrants Day of Action and College Wear Wednesday. TNS stands with immigrants and believes everyone deserves a safe environment to learn and grow regardless of their immigrant status.

Hoy es el octavo día anual de acción de I Stand with Immigrants y el miércoles de ropa universitaria. TNS apoya a los inmigrantes y cree que todos merecen un lugar seguro para aprender y crecer, independientemente de su estatus migratorio.

10/24/2023

Throwback Tuesday: September’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Pictured are the Student Performers and the Hispanic Month Committee.

Throwback Tuesday: celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana de septiembre. En la foto están los Estudiantes y el Comité del Mes Hispano.

10/18/2023

Our amazing alumni used their Mundo Scholarship to purchase technology for their postsecondary goals. The Mundo Scholarship is awarded to all graduates. Pictured are Abigail, Dalila, and David. Dalila (top right) was awarded the DEAR Award for scoring the highest GED score in English. Check out our website to learn more about The Next Step PCS and our in-house scholarships.

Nuestros increíbles alumnos utilizaron su Beca Mundo para comprar tecnología para sus objetivos postsecundarios. La Beca Mundo se otorga a todos los graduados. En las fotos aparecen Abigail, Dalila y David. Dalila (arriba a la derecha) recibió el premio DEAR por obtener el puntaje más alto de GED en inglés. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más información sobre El Próximo Paso PCS y nuestras becas internas.

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 10/16/2023

Today, Ms. Sandra Huerta from Community of Hope supported the Case Manager in assisting the students to apply for Health Insurance.

Hoy, la Sra. Sandra Huerta de Community of Hope apoyó al administrador de casos para ayudar a los estudiantes a solicitar un seguro médico.

10/12/2023

Students and school staff participated in the Breast Cancer Awareness event on October 5th. Students and staff created letters for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. These letters will be sent to Inova hospital patients. Thanks to all who participated!

Los estudiantes y el personal de la escuela participaron en el evento que tomó lugar el 5 de octubre para tomar conciencia sobre el cáncer de mama.
Los estudiantes y el personal elaboraron cartas para pacientes que han sido diagnosticados con este cáncer. Estas cartas serán enviadas para los pacientes del hospital Inova. Gracias a todos los que participaron!

10/09/2023

TNS is closed on Monday for Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

La escuela está cerrada el lunes para día de los pueblos indígenas.

10/05/2023

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! During the Evening Program, we held a Pan con Cafe Poetry Night. We bought Conchas and Pan Dulce from a local Bakery and Coffee and enjoyed unique poems from our talented Ms. Eugenia and Ms. Isis, and the Community I Am Poem was recited.

¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Durante el programa nocturno, realizamos una Noche de Poesía Pan con Café. Compramos Conchas y Pan Dulce en una panadería y café local y disfrutamos de poemas únicos de nuestras talentosas Sra. Eugenia e Isis, y se recitó el poema Yo soy de la comunidad.

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 10/04/2023

Happy College Wear Wednesday!
¡Feliz miércoles de ropa universitaria!

10/03/2023

The Career & Life Skills Department at El Próximo Paso/The Next Step PCS is a second-time finalist for Excelencia in Education at the Community-Based Organization Level! It was a great celebration day with networking, panels & awards! Congrats to all the examples out here advocating and creating access for Latino learners. Shout out to our tablemates and finalists, , , and .

¡El Departamento de Orientación Vocacional y Destrezas para la Vida de El Próximo Paso/The Next Step PCS es finalista por segunda vez para Excelencia en Educación a nivel de organización comunitaria! ¡Fue un gran día de celebración con networking, paneles y premios! Felicitaciones a todos los ejemplos aquí que defienden y crean acceso para los estudiantes latinos. Un saludo a nuestros compañeros de mesa y finalistas, , y .

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 10/02/2023

Last week Mr. Marquise, Ms. Isis, and Mrs. Genesis attended DC's Secondary Transition Capacity Building Institute (DC CBI). They increased their knowledge about secondary transition for students with disabilities, gathered resources, and met with individuals from across the District working diligently on improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities.

La semana pasada, el Sr. Marquise, la Sra. Isis y la Sra. Génesis asistieron al Instituto de Creación de Capacidades de Transición Secundaria (DC CBI) de DC. Aumentaron su conocimiento sobre la transición secundaria para estudiantes con discapacidades, reunieron recursos y se reunieron con personas de todo el Distrito que trabajan diligentemente para mejorar los resultados postescolares de los estudiantes con discapacidades.

09/29/2023

Let's Make a Difference TNS! On October 6th we encourage you to wear pink to honor those who are fighting, those who have survived, and those who are no longer with us, due to breast cancer. Join us in the cafeteria to decorate pink bows and write encouraging cards to those undergoing treatment!

¡Hagamos la diferencia TNS! El 6 de octubre te animamos a vestirte de rosa para honrar a quienes están luchando, a quienes han sobrevivido y a quienes ya no están con nosotros debido al cáncer de mamas. ¡Únase a nosotros en la cafetería para decorar lazos rosas y escribir tarjetas de aliento para quienes están en tratamiento!

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09/28/2023

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Friday Performances: #1 for ESL Classes and #2 for GED classes. Wear Hispanic Festive Gear!

¡Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Celebración de los viernes: #1 para las clases de ESL y #2 para las clases de GED. ¡Usa equipo festivo hispano!

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 09/27/2023

Happy Work Anniversary!
¡Feliz aniversario del trabajo!

Photos from The Next Step Public Charter School's post 09/22/2023

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The Next Step PCS

Our mission is to provide students who face extraordinary challenges and who are not supported in traditional high schools with the opportunity to continue their education. Originally chartered in 1996 by the Board of Education and unanimously granted a renewed charter in April 2011 by the DC Public Charter School Board of Trustees, we are the oldest public charter school in DC.

We offer a bilingual ABE (adult basic education), GED, and ESL program open to all youth between the ages 16-30.

Class sizes are small and the student support services department staff includes social workers, case managers, attendance and transportation coordinators, and college and career counselors. Three free, healthy meals per day are available to students and free childcare is offered on-site.

The program is offered year-round, with a minimum of 195 instructional days and has developed a curriculum aligned with the national common core standards and the GED examination. We use differentiated instruction, instructional technology, restorative practices and tutors to accommodate a diverse student body. Students receive guidance in order to continue their education beyond the GED at community college, vocational education programs and/or further English proficiency courses.

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Our amazing alumni used their Mundo Scholarship to purchase technology for their postsecondary goals. The Mundo Scholars...
Students and school staff participated in the Breast Cancer Awareness event on October 5th. Students and staff created l...
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! During the Evening Program, we held a Pan con Cafe Poetry Night. We bought Conchas and Pa...
The Career & Life Skills Department at El Próximo Paso/The Next Step PCS is a second-time finalist for Excelencia in Edu...
TNS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a Community "I Am" Poem. Stay tuned for more! TNS celebra el Mes de la Heren...
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3047 15th Street NW
Washington D.C., DC
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Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
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