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College Access Initiative (Thurgood Marshall PCS)

  • College Access Initiative (Thurgood Marshall PCS)
  • 2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
  • Washington, DC 20020
  • (202) 563-6183

Program Description

Thurgood Marshall Academy is a college-preparatory public charter high school located in D.C's historic Anacostia neighborhood in Ward 8.

Founded in 2001 by law students and their professors at Georgetown University Law Center, our school upholds Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's legacy of equal opportunity through a commitment to provide an excellent education for all students.

As a non-selective high school, we are open to all D.C. students, and do not enroll students based on academic ability. The average ninth-grade student enters our school with skills three or four grade levels behind. In order to improve their skills and help overcome years of accumulated academic deficits, incoming students receive twice as much English and math instruction (90 minutes of each per day) as they would in a traditional public school.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%