Greetings Families and Scholars,
As we draw this year, and our school, to a close, I just wanted to extend my thanks and gratitude to all of those who helped make the mission of Septima Clark Public Charter School a reality for our scholars. “Education is Freedom,” is a mantra that could be heard on a daily (and often hourly!) basis throughout our halls and in our classrooms, because anyone who rose to the challenge of closing and eliminating the achievement gap in Ward 8, in Washington, DC, understood what that meant.
Our Freedom Teachers are aptly named for the work that they do, and the commitment to the mantra that drives our boys to college. They have worked tirelessly, during extended school days, weekends, vacations, and holidays, to ensure that Septima Scholars carry with them the tools they need for success. Our school staff has worked behind the scenes, day in and day out, to the groundwork for the functionality and efficiency of our daily operations as a school. Our families have helped our scholars with homework, attended Family Nights and school events, and supported our tough and relentless commitment to excellence, all for the sake of their boys.
While our school may not exist in a physical sense, after June 21, 2013, it’s spirit and the beliefs of Ms. Septima Clark will live on in the trials and tribulations, successes and victories, and transformative and world changing endeavors, that our boys experience as they continue to “Compete, Achieve, and Contribute, in academic institutions of distinction.”
Gregory Spears, Head of School