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

We would like to welcome our teachers back to school as they return on Monday, August 19 for SY 2019-2020!!! 

Students return in 1 more week and we can't wait to welcome them back! 

Enrollment for school year 2019-2020 is still open!!! Please contact us at 202-576-8399 or to set up an enrollment appointment today! 

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Students will receive their KRF SmarTrip cards during the first week of school.  

*Reminder: Students will not be able to receive cards if they are not enrolled.  Please make sure that you have registered for the new school year. 


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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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