H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program

Address: 1601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: 703-228-6363

Fax: 703-558-0317

Web Site: hbwoodlawn.apsva.us

Principal: Dr. Casey Robinson, casey.robinson@apsva.us

School hours: 9 a.m. – 3:50 p.m (Early release 1:15 p.m.)

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program adheres to four pillars: caring community, self-governance, equity, and self-directed learning. Through student-led conferences, student-led 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 while developing a sense of belonging.

Student choice is a 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 self-directed 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 teaches the value of personal responsibility. In 1971, “a word to the wise is sufficient” was selected as the school motto to reflect the association of freedom with responsibility.

Each student enters the program at H-B Woodlawn with varying degrees of independence and self-motivation. The faculty works with students as individuals, in small groups, and at grade levels to empower them to have increasing control over their educational program. H-B Woodlawn also addresses the needs of individual students through our Teacher Advisor program. The TA program ensures that every student is connected to an adult in the building and that all families have a dedicated point of contact. Teachers and TAs work together with families to ensure that each student receives what they need to reach their academic and social potential.

Our mission is to provide H-B Woodlawn graduates with the experience of being and learning in a community that appreciates its individual members and prepares them to approach life after high school with a mature, realistic understanding of their interests and abilities, with a heightened commitment to learning for its inherent value.