In August 2001, Thurgood Marshall Academy emerged from the experiences of Georgetown University Law School students and faculty in the Street Law program. The law students, teaching at a traditional public high school in Ward 8, sought to establish a high school which would prepare students “east of the river” to succeed in college. With fewer than one in ten District of Columbia high school students earning a college degree within five years in 2002, the need for a college-preparatory high school was overwhelming. Naming the school in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, was a tribute to his role in shaping the legacy of educational equality.
Founded on the mission to “prepare students to succeed in college and actively engage in our democratic society,” the school’s steadfast commitment to its core principles has established Thurgood Marshall Academy as one of the highest-performing schools in the District.
For 15 years, Thurgood Marshall Academy has remained true to its mission -- to prepare students to succeed in college and to actively engage in our democratic society. This year’s Shining Star Gala, set to celebrate our 15th anniversary, will honor founders, family, and friends who have made a life-changing impact on our students’ futures.
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