Monument Academy

Monument Academy

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We offer students, particularly those who've had contact with the foster care system, the academic,

Our mission is to provide students, particularly those who have had or might have contact with the foster care system, with the requisite academic, social, emotional, and life skills to be successful in college, career, and community, and to create an outstanding school that attracts, supports, and retains exceptional and caring people.


Our philosophy for educating our students is rooted in a

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We are so lucky to have wonderful and dedicated teachers like Ms. Reynolds! Thank you for truly going above and beyond for our students! ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŸ

This , weโ€™re highlighting educators from DCโ€™s charter sector who demonstrate a deep commitment to education and care for their students, like Briana Reynolds, a performing arts teacher at Monument Academy!

Ms. Reynolds goes above and beyond to provide opportunities for students to showcase their talents. She exudes a love for the performing arts, and she consistently exposes her scholars to the wonderful world of theatre offered locally at places like the The Kennedy Center.

Photos from Monument Academy's post 05/07/2024

๐ŸŽญ Letโ€™s talk about creativity! ๐ŸŒŸ Our performing arts students are not just mastering their monologues, theyโ€™re crafting their own props to bring their characters to life!


๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ“šHappy Teacher Appreciation Week to our phenomenal teachers here at Monument Academy shaping the future, one lesson at a time! ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Our students are getting hands-on, building model homes and evaluating energy-efficient roofs for their projects! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ’ญ



We cannot let the day go by without shining the spotlight on the incredible Dr. DeCruise! โœจ As the backbone of Monument Academy, her dedication and leadership have truly made a difference for both students and staff alike. From guiding our educational journey to fostering a supportive environment, she goes above and beyond every day. We truly appreciate you here at Monument Academy! Thank you for all that you do!๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’– ๐ŸŒŸ

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We are honored to announce Monument Academy won the Building Hope Impact Award for Student Empowerment!

Last week at the Impact Summit, MAPCS CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Grant, spoke from the heart and gave a 10 min โ€œImpact Talkโ€ on what Student Empowerment means at Monument Academy, followed by a Q&A session. We are thrilled to receive this tremendous honor and recognition for something so core to our mission- empowering students! โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™

Photos from Monument Academy's post 04/26/2024

Rocking those sunglasses on a Tuesday and getting wacky on a Wednesday! ๐Ÿ˜Ž The students brought the spirit to life this week! ๐ŸŽ‰ Nothing but good vibes! ๐ŸŒŸ

Photos from Monument Academy's post 04/18/2024

With Earth Day just around the corner, students took a deep dive into understanding the impact of oil spills on our oceans. Our 7th grade class simulated an oil spill in a mini-ocean environment and brainstormed and experimented with various cleanup methods! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŠ

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Extended Day sweetness alert! ๐Ÿง

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A huge shoutout to for teaming up with us this week to educate our students on bike safety and riding skills! ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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What an exciting way to start the week! ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ

Photos from Monument Academy's post 04/08/2024

Check out Monumentโ€™s Living Museum! ๐Ÿ’ซStaff and students were able to take a journey through history with our incredible students! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

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Our 7th-grade students embarked on an exciting field study this week! ๐Ÿ“š They explored our school grounds, observing organisms in their natural habitat and documenting their discoveries. ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒณ

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Our students went on an exciting field trip to Finance Park today! It was a day filled with unforgettable learning experiences, where they got hands-on practice managing personal finances, making real-life budgeting decisions, and exploring financial literacy in action!

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From mastering balloon twisting to crafting a beautiful balloon arch, table toppers, and more, our students explored the art of balloon artistry with enthusiasm! A massive thank you to Party Capital Balloons for partnering with us to bring this magical experience to life! ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŽˆ

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Our Art Camp during Engagement Week was a blast! Students crafted incredible sculptures and masks, turning their ideas into vibrant masterpieces! They also built go-karts, made custom t-shirts and more! Huge thank you to for inspiring our young artists! โœจ
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Capturing memories, one snapshot at a time ๐Ÿ“ธ


Thank you for recognizing Monument Academy as a finalist for the upcoming Student Empowerment Impact Award!

Empowering students is core to Monumentโ€™s mission and we are honored to be recognized!


Thank you Building Hope for recognizing our deep commitment to our students! We are honored to be named a finalist for the Student Empowerment Building Hope Impact Award!


Thank you for highlighting our INCREDIBLE Monument Academy Principal, Dr. Ashley DeCruise! We are beyond grateful for all she does for our scholars and the entire MAPCS Community! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›


We are so lucky to have such an amazing Principal at Monument Academy! Thank you for all that you do for our students, families, and staff, Dr. DeCruise! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

Dr. Ashley DeCruise, Principal at Monument Academy, is beloved by her community for her supportive leadership style and dedication to her school. "Her passion for education and children success is unrivaled," her Chief of Operations said! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ ๐ŸŒŸ


Thank you so much for your this recognition! Weโ€™re honored to be considered for IMPACT Award for Student Empowerment. Monument is dedicated to empowering our scholars to reach their full potential in every way possible! ๐Ÿ™Œ


๐ŸŽ‰ Exciting News! ๐ŸŒŸ We are thrilled to share that Monument Academy has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Building Hope IMPACT Award for Student Empowerment! ๐Ÿ†โœจ Thank you so much for this recognition. Stay tuned for further updates as we eagerly await the final results. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’™


Join us today on GivingTuesday by donating to support our Black History Heritage Party! Last year was such a success thanks to your generosity, and we aim to make an even bigger impact this year! Plus, every dollar donated will be doubled! Please donate today to help us create unforgettable experiences. ๐Ÿคโ™ฅ๏ธ

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Photos from Monument Academy's post 11/27/2023

๐ŸŒŸ Join us for , the most significant giving day of the year happening tomorrow, November 28th! โ˜บ๏ธ Last yearโ€™s Black History African Heritage Party was a hit, thanks to your amazing donations!

We want to plan early to make an even bigger impact for our students this year! We can do just that with the help of your donations! Every donation will help us create an unforgettable experience for our students!
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To donate please use the link below:

Photos from Monument Academy's post 11/15/2023

Day 2 at camp was a whirlwind of creativity and fun! ๐ŸŒŸ Photography club busy crafting scrapbooks, DJ club spinning their own beats, Cooking club mastering the art of pizza making, and countless other exciting activities. The joy is contagious! ๐Ÿ˜„ Stay tuned for more! ๐ŸŽ‰

Photos from Monument Academy's post 11/14/2023

Day 1 of Engagement Week Camps was a blast! ๐ŸŽ‰ From Photography ๐Ÿ“ธ and DJing ๐ŸŽง to Basketball ๐Ÿ€, Cheerleading ๐Ÿ“ฃ, Tattooing ๐Ÿ’‰, and beyond - our students are diving into a week of creativity and fun! ๐ŸŒŸ Stay tuned for more exciting moments ahead!

Photos from Monument Academy's post 10/19/2023

October is Child Health Awareness Month and we celebrated with by having their Mobile Unit come to our campus three Wednesdays this month. Thank you so much to our partners at Childrenโ€™s National for bringing your services to our students. The staff was awesome and attentive to the students needs! This monthโ€™s campaign was a huge success. Monument was their first site this year to have 100% attendance compliance. Thatโ€™s huge! We look forward to future partnerships with you all! โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน

Photos from Monument Academy's post 10/19/2023

Our Extended Day programs have been in full effect! Students have been engrossed in activities such as Cooking, Culture Club, Small Business, Computer Programming, Theater, Project Based Learning and so much more!

Photos from Monument Academy's post 06/09/2023

Our students had the opportunity to investigate abiotic and biotic factors in the Washington Channel (Anacostia River)! Thank you so much for such a fun experience!

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500 19th Street NE
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