Q. What is Afrikan Centered Education? top
Afrikan centered education provides opportunity for the study of all academic subjects from the point of view in which the history, contribution and future of Afrikan people is central. Character development and cultural and historical awareness are given the highest priority in the curriculum. All academic subjects are addressed in the context of Afrikan world history, and the necessary prioritization of family, national development and self-sufficiency. In this mode of study, all students are expected to acquire an awareness of and commitment to their personal contributions (present and future to the upliftment of their families, their communities and the pan Afrikan world.
Q. Do you have a dress code or uniform? top
Yes, All wanafunzi at NationHouse are required to wear traditional Afrikan dress. The wanafunzi (students) must wear a minimum of 50% traditional Afrikan dress – either the bottom portion with NationHouse Tee shirt or the top portion must be made from traditional Afrikan print with dark or slacks or skirt (below the knee when sitting) in colors khaki, navy blue, black or gray. A more detailed description of our dress code is made available upon enrollment.
Q. How many students do you have in each class?top
Our classroom ratio is usually about 8 students to 1 teacher and may at times be lower depending on the grade level.
Q. Do you do standardized tests?top
Our upper primary and middle school grades do take standardized tests. Students take the tests required by DCPS (District of Colombia Public Schools) standards.
Q. How do NationHouse Students perform on Standardized tests? top
Generally this depends on how long the child has been at NationHouse and how involved their parents are with their education. Most of our students perform at their grade level or above.
Q. What languages do you teach? top
NationHouse gives a general introduction to several Afrikan languages and Spanish to the pre-primary and primary levels. We also offer French, Spanish, Swahili and Twi instruction to the middle and high school students.
Q. Do you have any programs for homeschoolers? top
We now have some support services for homeschoolers and Afrikan Centered home school collectives. Our homeschoolers join us during the school week for certain subjects such as literature, social studies and math review. The schedule for homeschoolers is flexible and the children can come in for full days or half days. If you think you may be interested in these services send us your contact information or call the school office for more information on the enrollment process.
Q. What ages are accepted at NationHouse? top
To begin in our pre-primary program children must be 3 years old and be fully potty trained.
Q. What academic background does my child need in order to be admitted to NationHouse? top
We will request records and test scores from your child’s previous school but admission is not solely dependent on how well your child did at their last school. We understand that each child is different and so admission is decided on a case-by-case basis. We also look at the family as a whole and what they would bring to the NationHouse community. Children transferring from another institution to NationHouse will be evaluated upon admission for grade placement.
Q. Can I come in and take a tour of the school during school hours? top
For the safety of our students we only allow tours of the school after school hours. You may request to see the classrooms at the time of your interview. We also have Open Houses for potential parents where you can come in, view the building and ask some questions of our staff and parents.
Q. Do you provide lunch? top
We require parents to send their children with pre-packed lunches and snacks.