For 152 years Howard University has worked diligently to eliminate educational inequities related to race, color, social, economic and political circumstances. As a change agent in our society and community, Howard University continues to be at the forefront by hosting the only public charter middle school on the campus of an HBCU. Our school’s founders had the foresight to understand that the creation of a pipeline for students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, begins in middle school. We saw the realization of the vision in 2016 with the first Howard University graduates who had completed middle school at (MS)2. This was evidence that our mission and vision is still relevant to our community and our work must continue.
(MS)2 has experienced many successes in the past however those did not come because we were complacent. They came about because we implemented research-based programs; we worked towards the common goal of student success. Our partnership with Howard University provides our staff and students with a unique opportunity to participate in college-level research, to collaborate with Howard faculty and students, and utilize the university facilities to supplement and add additional rigor to our curriculum.
We believe in the success of all our students. (MS)2 is a place where asking the right questions is more important than providing the right answers. Every stakeholder at (MS)2 must agree that we will do whatever it takes to ensure that every young person that enters our school is given every opportunity to achieve their personal goals. We realize that the work we do is not easy. We are, however, committed to be the best possible educators and supporters of our students and we will continue to learn from our missteps and get better at what we do each day.