The Writing Center seeks to improve and highlight our students’s academic and creative writing. Through individualized tutoring, a variety of programs, and its quiet work space, the Writing Center is a place for creativity and research. There are five computers on which students can work on and print out their writing assignments. There are resources for students to practice for the essay portion of the SAT. There are also many book resources on literature and creative writing.
The Freedom Writers are students who work after school improving their academic writing skills. These students chart their progress through portfolios of their writing, with grammar work targeting their specific challenges. The Writing Center also coordinates Poetry Slams where Carroll poets share their work aloud. We also coordinate YP2YP, which is Young Poets to Young Poets. In this program, Carroll poets go to local grade schools and conduct poetry writing workshops with younger students. The Writing Center is also the place where So It Shall Be Written, Carroll’s literary magazine, is managed and edited. We also host GPS, our Guest Poet Series. This series organizes occasional visits from local poets who work with our Creative Writing classes and often give a reading after school.
The Writing Center, founded in 2000, is staffed by a variety of teachers from the English and Social Studies Departments. It is open from 7:30am through all the lunch periods and after school. You can reach the Writing Center at 202-529-0900 Extension 156.