All PIHS scholars are required to complete a Capstone College Readiness project. Preparation for completing a capstone project starts in ninth grade, where students learn 21st century research skills and begin to explore global issues. In their senior year, scholars complete their capstone project by developing and presenting a real-world solution to a specific global issue. Past capstone projects by Paul scholars have addressed issues such as recycling, human trafficking, and the impact of parental incarceration on children.
Paul promotes a college-going culture that encourages all scholars to set and achieve academic goals and to strive for excellence. Scholars receive support from high school counselors who provide help with college and financial aid applications, career development services, and other resources for post-secondary success. Additionally, many PIHS Scholars participate in dual enrollment opportunities through Paul’s partnership with the University of the District of Columbia and through the OSSE Scholars Program which connects students with top-tier universities across the country.
Paul PCS also partners with local colleges and college-access organizations to provide scholars with the most up-to-date information, resources, and guidance on the college application process.
Virtual College and Career Update
Virtual College Tours are once a month. There will be continued College and Career spotlights during all grade-level Community Meetings. PIHS will continue to prepare scholars for college and career necessary assessments such as the MAP, PSAT, SAT and AP exams. Also allow us to measure growth and college readiness by enrolling eligible students in Dual Enrollment, available in the 10-12th grade years to earn college credit before high school graduation.