This month, beginning with National Charter Schools Week, we will feature stories from charter school graduates from across the country. Check back every day to see a new student feature in our 30 Days of Grad series.
The way that Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. prepares its students for college is a process that is unlike any other. I am in the 12th grade now, but I have been going to Capital City since Pre-Kindergarten. In total I have been here for 14 years. When I started school I was very shy and I absolutely hated socializing. Every morning on the way to school, I begged my parents to let me be homeschooled. My quietness did not survive for long because Capital City is not a school where you can just sit in the back and never raise your hand. This school has a tendency to push people out of their comfort zones which, as much as I hated it in elementary and middle school, I am thankful for now.