On June 7th, Capital City 8th graders achieved a major milestone: they graduated! 100% of these soon-to-be-freshman successfully passed our rigorous portfolio process, demonstrating they have the knowledge, skills, and character to thrive in high school. On June 14th, our 12th graders joined them, officially transitioning to the most important phase of their education and life. In addition to proving their readiness, 100% of the graduating Class of 2017 was accepted to college. We are incredibly proud to see all of our students growing into responsible, compassionate young citizens ready to take on the world.
At Capital City, we know learning does not stop on the last day of school. On June 9th, we hosted a special event to help get our students excited and motivated to read over the summer. The Washington Nationals kicked off the 2017 DC Public Library Summer Reading Program at Capital City! MLB all-star Ryan Zimmerman read to our students, answered questions, and emphasized the importance of summer learning. Read more about the event here.
Similar to how baseball players work hard year round, even in the off-season, it’s important for students to keep developing and strengthening their reading skills during a school’s off-season: the summer. Children who read over the summer return to school ready to learn and immediately engage with the material in their new grade in the fall.
Special thanks to the Nationals and DC Public Library for giving our students this fun reminder to keep learning over the summer. In the meantime, Capital City staff will be spending our summer working hard to ensure next school year is another hit!