January 03, 2012

Takoma EC and Cardozo SHS to Reopen in New Spaces Jan. 3 

Frequently Asked Questions for Takoma EC/Cardozo SHS Moves

Contact: Fred Lewis | (202) 442-5919

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Cardozo Senior High School to Reopen Jan. 3 at the Meyer School

Cardozo Senior High School will undergo a complete renovation over the course of the next 18 months and will reopen in August 2013 for the first day of school. Before winter break, the high school will transition to the Meyer School at 2501 11th St. NW, directly across the street from Cardozo. 

The Meyer School was shuttered in 2008 but reopened in January 2011 to house students and staff from Takoma Education Campus, which was destroyed by a fire on Dec. 22, 2010, and required major reconstruction. 

The Meyer School has been equipped with 29 extension classrooms that are located behind the building and will provide the additional classroom space necessary to house Cardozo students and staff. The extension classrooms resemble modern classrooms and come equipped with full plumbing and electrical service, including heat and air conditioning, science labs, and internet access.

To help facilitate the Cardozo SHS transition, DCPS has created the following FAQ, which provides details on the Meyer building, the Cardozo community’s new temporary home.

View frequently asked questions about the Cardozo SHS transition »

Takoma Education Campus Relocates to Reconstructed School

Nearly a year since a fire destroyed Takoma Education Campus and forced the school community to relocate temporarily to Meyer School, students and staff are ready to return to a new, reconstructed Takoma. 

Over the past year, the Department of General Services has been renovating the Piney Branch Road school in Northwest and the results are impressive. In addition to several upgrades, the new building includes new and enhanced features such as a science lab; art room; two computer labs; a new library; two new performance areas; gym bathrooms with showers; a parents center; autism breakout center; dance studio; new nurse's suite; and a greenhouse. 

While the schedule and procedures at the school remain the same, the Takoma Education Campus layout has changed since students last entered the building. Families and students should attend one of two upcoming open houses to acclimate themselves to the new building and learn about all the exciting educational and extracurricular features.  

To help facilitate the transition back to Takoma Education Campus, DCPS has created the following FAQ, which provides details for students and families.

View frequently asked questions about the Takoma Education Campus transition »

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