Dear Roosevelt STAY Family,

My name is DeWayne Little and I am humbled to serve as the Principal of Roosevelt STAY Opportunity Academy. I am committed to making sure that each scholar experiences a dynamic, personalized learning experience within a supporting and loving environment.  Here at Roosevelt STAY we empower students to take ownership of their learning and STAY READY.

For students to STAY READY they must: 

S: Subscribe to a social responsibility to respect adults, their peers, and most importantly themselves

T: Tackle their goals and submit to excellence as they demonstrate grit and perseverance

A: Acknowledge their strength in pursuit of academic excellence

Y: Yield to owning their learning and becoming greater than their current circumstances.

As we partner to make this year a grand success, I look forward to engaging with you through our PTA, Local School Advisory Team, and monthly principal coffee and conversation opportunities so that together we can make Roosevelt STAY the premier school of choice and opportunity.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at

Stallion Strong,

Principal Little

News and announcements

Summer office hours are as follows: 

Monday-Thursday - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Friday - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Enrollment for school year 19-20 is still open!!! Please contact us to set up an enrollment appointment today! 

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Kids Ride Free The Kids Ride Free (KRF) program allows students to ride for free on Metrobus, the DC Circulator, and Metrorail within the District to get to school and school-related activities. To be eligible, students must be a resident of the District of Columbia between the ages 5 and 21. The last day to receive a KRF card for the summer is June 21, 2019. 

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Roosevelt STAY is an oasis where every student receives a personalized learning experience that addresses both academic and social emotional needs and mandates students to become entrepreneurs of their own learning.

To ensure an equitable, dynamic, and rigorous education experience in a welcoming environment, for every student, every day, that prepares them for unlimited success in both college and on a global platform.

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