The next outpost of one of the country’s best-known high-tech charter school chains will be on a wooded hilltop across the street from an aging public housing development in Anacostia.
School officials recently announced plans for Rocketship’s first D.C. school: A 54,000-square-foot, two-story building with a glass entrance, outdoor terrace, multiple play areas and nature trails. It is scheduled to open in the 2015-2016 school year.
“We have the opportunity to build a school unlike any other school anywhere in our network,” said Katy Venskus, the California-based nonprofit’s vice president for policy and growth development. “This will be our anchor in the D.C. region.”