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It’s Never Too Late to Earn Your High School Diploma



Welcome to Ballou STAY Opportunity Academy, where we believe:
‘It’s Never Too Late to Earn Your High School Diploma’
Ballou STAY Opportunity Academy offers traditional diploma programming through Summit Personalized Learning, an instructional program that integrates high-quality, individualized, digital learning in all core subjects.  Summit offers specialized programming to prepare our students for college and the workplace; empowering our young adults with the career skills to succeed in the real world.  In addition to cosmetology, barbering and early childhood vocational training programs, Ballou STAY Opportunity Academy offers the National External Diploma Program, a high school diploma program for the adults over the age of 23 years of age and older.  Our commitment to our students goes beyond academic achievement, we empower our students’ transition to life after receiving a high school diploma or certification.

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Test to Return for students and staff

Test To Return To School – Spring Break
To support a safe return from Spring Break, all students and staff will be expected to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Donors Choose Project

The DCPS Opportunity Academy Virtual Learning Program is asking for your support in funding incentives for our virtual students to encourage their attendance, reward their hard work and perseverance, and honor our first virtual graduates. We have created a Donors Choose project to support this effort where you can donate directly on the site. In addition, in honor of Black History Month, on February 8th the site will double any donations that have been received so please donate early in whatever amount you can. Please pass the link along to anyone in your community whom you think would be interested in supporting our program. Thank you.