College & Alumni

Dedicated college counselors, Senior Seminar, SAT preparation, college visits, scholarship programs, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Courses, and financial planning workshops help students and families prepare for college. As alumni, graduates are provided essential post-graduation aid in the form of transitional, social-emotional, and critically needed financial resources.

Class of 2021

There are 78 seniors in the class of 2021.

71 have received at least ONE college acceptance.

They submitted over 950 applications to over 250 colleges.

As a class, they received over 460 acceptances.

To date, the senior class has earned over $6.9M in merit-based scholarships from colleges.

2021 Art Scholarship

Alumni Christian Yanez and YaVondai Covington, inspired by their passion for the arts, collaborated to develop a scholarship opportunity for a graduating senior to use toward their first year of college. YaVondai drew this portrait of recording artist Lauryn Hill to gift to the highest donor of the scholarship fund. Click here to support the Art Scholarship


Our alumni are doing extraordinary things in their community and we are excited to share their accomplishments. Click on the alumni featured below to learn more about their story through our Alumni Profiles.

Tamara Johnson

Class of 2010

Tamara graduated from Thurgood Marshall Academy in 2010 and went on to become the school’s first-ever lawyer.

Markus Batchelor

Class of 2011

From Student Body President to the Political Arena, Markus was elected as the youngest-ever member of the DC State Board of Education in 2016 and his continued work in the community.

Lauryn Renford

Class of 2019

Lauryn co-founded Pathways 2 Power, a student-led activist group and is being honored as a National Charter School Alliance 30 Under 30 Changemaker.