What is a Key Communicator?

Key Communicators are the main contact in each school. They interface with the DC Collaborative staff to register their school for Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) learning experiences. They are a vital part of the Arts and Humanities for Every Student Program. Key Communicators are trained in our online registration system and the AHFES policies and procedures to register for the program. The Key Communicator should work with the other teachers and principal in their school to build consensus around the learning opportunities to connect it back to what students are learning in the classroom. Three times a year, the DC Collaborative hosts a lottery for AHFES programs being offered in the upcoming semester. Participating schools submit rests for these programs through the online catalogue during a planned, one-week period. After each lottery cycle ends, the DC Collaborative assigns these trips by distributing the opportunities equitably among all schools who submitted requests. The Key Communicators also disseminate information about the Professional Development Workshops to the other teachers in their schools. 

View our Arts and Humanities for Every Student field trips and workshops for students HERE

View our Arts and Humanities for Every Student and Professional Development opprotunities HERE.

Becoming a Key Communicator

Any DC public or public charter school is eligible to participate in AHFES. Schools must attend the annual Orientation held in August each year and return a School Partnership Agreement signed by the Principal and a designated Key Communicator. Please submitt your information in the form below or contact Clarissa at clarissa@dccollaborative.org with any further questions!

Tools for Key Communicators

AHFES Brochure 

Orientation Slideshow (+ Recorded Webinar can be found HERE)

School Partnership Agreement

Field Trip Policies and Procedures

Media Release (English)

Media Release (Spanish)


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