General School Questions


When and where can I register for classes?
Registration generally happens in August and January/February. Visit our website for exact dates. New dates are posted one-two months before the registration begins. Registration happens at 1100 Harvard Street NW.

When do classes begin?
Fall classes generally begin in August and Spring classes in February. Schedules may vary for paid classes. For more information about dates, click here.

What are the requirements for becoming a student at the Carlos Rosario School?
You must be age 16 years or older and have documents to prove you live in Washington, D.C. You can see a list of approved documents here. Also please see question 9 for the definition of who qualifies for adult education. There are a small number of classes that students pay for and these are open to students not living in Washington, D.C. To learn more about classes, click here.

What classes does the school offer?
We offer English as a Second language, GED in English and Spanish, Citizenship preparation, small business development, technology essentials classes as well as career training classes in health, technology and culinary arts. Please click on the classes tab to learn more about our classes.

What should I do if I’m interested in a class?
Add your name and contact information to the interest list and we will reach out to you about registration activities. Or you can just come to apply for classes on the appropriate day/time.

How much does it cost to take classes at the Carlos Rosario School?
Most classes are tuition-free for DC residents. However, students need to pay $20.00 for the school ID. Also students are generally responsible for purchasing books and materials. There are some classes with additional fees. You can find more information about classes here.

What is the class schedule?
There are classes offered in the morning, afternoon and evening at the Carlos Rosario School in order to accommodate busy student schedules. For more schedule information, click here.

How can I get to the school?
Harvard Street Campus: We are located just a few blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro (green/yellow lines). Our building is also walking distance from the 52, 54, and H2 bus lines. There is limited street parking available close to the school, and you’ll need to pay close attention to parking restrictions.
Sonia Gutierrez Campus: There is a shuttle that goes from the Harvard Street Campus to the Sonia Gutierrez Campus and back before and after each session. The campus is located just a few blocks from the Rhode Island Avenue Metro (red line). Our building is also walking distance from the H8 and D8 bus lines. Street parking in the area is very limited. We recommend taking public transportation or the shuttle from the Harvard Street Campus.

Who is a typical Carlos Rosario School student?
Regular classes are open to DC residents who meet one or more of the following Adult Basic Education (ABE) criteria*:
• (A) Lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills to enable them to function effectively in society; (B) Do not have certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education and who has not achieved an equivalent level of education; and/or
• (C) Have limited ability in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language and whose native language is a language other than English.
• Career Training Academies may have additional requirements.

*There may be some classes that are open to non- DC residents. Beyond class offerings, the School also offers special fee-based programs that are open to students, employees and the public, such as Spanish for Non-Spanish Speakers and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Workshop. These programs are usually held on weekends when classes are not in session. These programs do not have the same registration and enrollment requirements as classes.


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