Address: 1601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
Principal: Casey Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Day – 9:24 a.m. to 4:06 p.m.
Early Release – 9:40 a.m. to 1:36 p.m.
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Web Site: hbwoodlawn.apsva.us
Student choice is the central focus of H-B Woodlawn’s alternative secondary program. Students must decide how to use their time wisely to meet their obligations. The amount of “unsupervised time” increases gradually from grade 6 to grade 12. To make this offer of freedom work, the school trusts the good intentions of its students, and students learn to reciprocate with a sufficient degree of personal responsibility.
All students enter the program at H-B Woodlawn with varying degrees of independence and self-motivation. The program’s faculty and staff work with students as individuals, in small groups, and as grade levels to empower them to have control over their educational program. Accordingly, students are responsible for their actions. In 1971, “a word to the wise is sufficient” was selected as the school motto to reflect the association of freedom with responsibility.
The H-B Woodlawn program adheres to three pillars: Caring Community, Self-Governance, and Self-Directed Learning. Through student-led conferences, student-initiated electives and clubs, and weekly Town Meetings, where each student, teacher, and parent in attendance has an equal voice, the community works together to help all students develop and pursue their educational goals.
Experience has shown that H-B Woodlawn students approach college with a mature, realistic understanding of their interests and abilities, and with a heightened commitment to learning for its inherent value.