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47 year history serving Washington, D.C.’s diverse immigrant population School Overview For more than 45 years, the Carlos Rosario School has transformed the lives of more than sixty thousand immigrants by investing in and supporting their journey to achieve the American Dream. Our education model combines award-winning adult education with life skills programs and support services. English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction is embedded in life and technology skills, health education, parenting, civics, and workforce training. The School celebrates a long established local, regional, and national reputation for excellence and our programs are recognized as high quality and impactful. Thanks to the School’s programs tens of thousands of adults have obtained high school diplomas; become U.S. citizens; gained the Engl ish skills necessary to advocate for their children; obtained college degrees and Mission Statement The Carlos Rosario School • Serving Washington, D.C.’s diverse immigrant population since 1970 • Nationally and internationally recognized as a model in adult education • Offering award-winning holistic model of adult education for immigrants, which includes language, literacy, GED, technology essentials, workforce development and comprehensive supportive services • Providing classes and services to more than 2,500 students annually • Named a Tier 1 school by the D.C. Public Charter School Board for three consecutive years from 2015-2017 • Ranked a Washington, D.C. Top Workplace by Washington Post for three consecutive years 2015-2017 • Chartered by the D.C. Public Charter School Board • Accredited by the Middle States Association mission is to provide education that prepares the diverse adult immigrant population of Washington, D.C. to become invested, productive citizens and members of American society who give back to family and community. workforce certifications; and entered into The School accomplishes this careers and climbed through excellence in teaching career ladders. Key Highlights and learning in partnership with the community by fostering a safe and compassionate learning environment. I decided to study at Carlos Rosario because I need to learn a lot of English. I need to have a better job in the future, and also because English is necessary to communicate with my son’s teachers. Lorenza, ESL 8 8 CARLOS ROSARIO SCHOOL Annual Report 2017 CARLOS ROSARIO SCHOOL Annual Report 2017 9