Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Former Public Charter School Building at 9th and T Streets, NW, Sold; Will Become New Home of Hospitality High School

As first reported by Prince of Petworth, the former Maya Angelou Public Charter School at the southeast corner of 9th and T Streets, NW, has been sold.  According to records filed with the Recorder of Deeds, the purchaser is Hospitality High School (HHS), another public charter school.

According to a March 2012 contracting document issued by Hospitality High School, the school will move from its current leased location at 4301 13th Street, NW, to the 9th Street location.  The 9th Street location will serve up to 350 students and will be the site for all of HHS’s programs and operations.  HHS intends to move to the 9th Street site in late 2012 and open for classes there in January 2013.

Hospitality High School describes itself as follows:
The Hospitality High School of Washington, DC was founded in 1998 through a partnership between the Hotel Association of Washington, DC and other hospitality industry groups....  The mission of the Foundation and the High School is to ensure that students have access to an excellent educational program designed to promote success in college and in the hospitality industry.... Each year all of our students are exposed to the hospitality industry not only through course work, but through hands-on industry exposure. The students complete job shadowing, have guest speakers from across the hospitality industry, complete "soft skills" training and have both paid and unpaid internship opportunities, as well as compete for summer jobs in local hotels.
Hospitality High School is considered a mid-performing (Tier 2) public charter school by the DC Public Charter School Board.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for actually looking up who bought the building, instead of just saying it was sold. Really appreciate you taking the extra step to actually give us information.