PrepNext is DC Prep’s unconditional commitment to the enduring success of its alumni in high school and college. Our goal is for 50% of DC Prep’s alumni to graduate from a two or four year college.

PrepNext counselors’ work begins when students leave DC Prep. Their initial focus is the critical transition from 8th to 9th grade and ensuring that our alumni maintain the drive, stamina, and strong work habits developed at DC Prep as they move to the larger and often more anonymous world of high school and, ultimately, on to college. Prep Next works to help graduates succeed by providing the following supports:

High School Support:
High School Transition Workshops
Summer Academy
1:1 Student Meetings – at least monthly
Goal setting & progress debriefs
Grade & attendance monitoring; transcript analysis
On- and off-site tutoring opportunities
Community service projects
Leadership development
Social & cultural events
Collaboration with placement high schools
IEP meeting participation
Coordination with school counselors and teachers
Connections to outside organizations based on student need & interest

Post-secondary success:
1:1 College Application support
College List Creation and Exploration
Tailored Essay Assistance
College visits – local and overnight trips
ACT Prep & College Seminar courses
Financial Aid & Literacy guidance
Family College List & Decision meetings
Transition Meetings for first-year college students
Comprehensive financial, academic, and social support through Phase 2 College Program
PrepTransition, PrepDiscover, PrepLead, PrepSuccess
PrepNext Fund Book Scholarship
Summer Fellows Internship Program

Want to learn more about PrepNext and their work with our alumni? Visit their website! 

PrepNext leadership: Jill Salisbury, Director of PrepNext 

See our PrepNext team in action!

Our alumni are going places! From current high school freshmen to undergraduates and college grads, the PrepNext program is there every step of the way. See what our alumni have been up to by visiting DC Prep's Flickr page!

PrepNext in Action

DC Prep Graduates' High School and College Acceptances 

97% of DC Prep alumni have earned their high school diplomas, compared to 65% in DCPS.

To date, DC Prep graduates have earned over $10 million in high school scholarship support. 


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What our Students are Saying

“What I really like about DC Prep is that they will go out of their way to make sure that we go to great high schools and colleges. They also want to make sure we do something great in life.”
Keon, DC Prep Class of 2016