Archbishop Carroll High School (ACHS) is a co-educational International Baccalaureate school under the direction of the Archdiocese of Washington. ACHS welcomes a diverse student body from over 40 nationalities, 35 zip codes and 60 feeder schools.
9th-12th GRADE: A co-educational, International Baccalaureate school under the Archdiocese of Washington serving 400 students from DC, MD and VA.
SMALL NURTURING CLASSES: 11:1 student-teacher ratio
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: ACHS curriculum revolves around the International Baccalaureate Programme. Through a partnership with Catholic University of America, students can take courses for free and receive university credit.
COLLEGE PREPARATORY: In the last 5 years, Archbishop Carroll High School students have been accepted to 145 colleges including Columbia University, Dartmouth, Georgetown, University of Virginia and Xavier University.
TUITION ASSISTANCE: Students with exceptional academic potential are named Augustine Scholars. Archdiocesan employees receive a 50% tuition rate.
TRANSPORTATION: Archbishop Carroll High School is conveniently located on the Red Line near Brookland/CUA Metro. A shuttle is available to the school along with ample student parking.
STEM PROGRAM: Archbishop Carroll has a new Engineering Program aimed at engaging students through specialized courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) designed by Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Carroll’s engineering program offers students hands-on activities that enable them to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real world context.
SERVICE TO STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Carroll welcomes students with diverse learning differences. They provide resources to enable their students to achieve success such as extended time on tests, organizational support and assistance with self-advocacy.
Merit scholarships are available for incoming 9th graders. The admissions committee will review grades, test scores, teacher recommendations and essays for qualified applicants. Recipients will be notified at the time of acceptance.
International students who meet particularly distinguished academic criteria upon application are eligible for consideration as Augustine Scholars. International Augustine Scholars may receive between $1,500 and $3,000 in merit scholarship assistance, renewable for multiple years if students maintain a grade point average of 3.0, participate in mandatory Augustine Scholar activities, and remain strong participants in our school community.
The school also offers a limited number of music scholarships for student-musicians who play brass or woodwind instruments. Music scholarships typically range from $500-$1,000 per year and are renewable as long as students continue to participate in the school’s instrumental music program
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