Address: 4100 N Vacation Ln, Arlington, VA 22207
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. Our school’s program does not provide for “continuous adult supervision.” Rather, students must decide how to use their time wisely to meet their obligations. The amount of “unsupervised” time increases gradually from 6th – 12th grade. To make this offer of freedom work, we must trust the good intentions of our students and they must reciprocate with a sufficient degree of personal responsibility. The student who can best take advantage of the personal freedom at H-B Woodlawn is self-motivated and self-directed. Students are empowered to have control over their educational program. Accordingly, they are responsible for their actions. In 1971, we selected “a word to the wise is sufficient” as our school motto to reflect our association of freedom with responsibility. The “Town Meeting” is H-B Woodlawn’s policymaking body. Each student, teacher and parent in attendance has an equal vote. As students are treated equally with adults in Town Meeting voting, so are they in relations with adults. Our experience has been that H-B Woodlawn students approach college with a mature and realistic understanding of their interests and abilities and with a heightened commitment to learning for its inherent value.