You’ve worked hard to get into college.

We want to see you graduate.


DCPS Persists has your back. Tap into a network of support to help you navigate college.

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DCPS Persists Application is open for the Class of 2022! Apply here!

Take the next step to college with a support network

College is exciting, and you’re ready to take the next step. But you might also feel nervous — you know there are challenges ahead and you want to make yourself and your family proud. Whatever your career goal, you know having a college degree will help you get there.

Go further with DCPS Persists

DCPS Persists gives you a support network on your journey through college. DCPS alumni are part of a community that includes doctors, political leaders, business people, engineers, and more, and DCPS Persists helps you get connected to fellow graduates.

For a select group of college-bound students each year, DCPS Persists matches you with a Coach that provides 1:1 support to help you navigate college and reach your goals.