Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Principal: Nadine Smith

CTE Programming Offered:
Students at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School have the option to join the Engineering pathway. In addition to project-based learning coursework and the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications, Dunbar Academy students will hear from guest speakers, participate in field trips to industry sites, and complete paid internships.

Students will learn principles of engineering and providing exciting learning in the fields of electronics, biotechnology aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. Additionally, students complete a STEM Fair as part of a core content interdisciplinary project each year. The Project Lead the Way curriculum provides opportunities to apply science, technology, engineering, and math through project-based, hands-on courses

Internship Opportunities: Pepco, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NASA Headquarters
Certifications: Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) in AutoCAD


  • ACE Mentors
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Clark Construction
  • Dunbar Alumni Federation
  • DPR Construction
  • Gilbance, Inc.
  • Groundwork DC Anacostia
  • Hensel Phelps Construction Company
  • Howard University
  • Manhattan Construction
  • McKissack & McKissack
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Smoot
  • Vanderweil


CTE Program of Study

Point of Contact

Sheena Griffin-Davis
Director, Academy of Engineering

Jacqueline Johnson
Teacher, Engineering (PLTW)

Anthony Allard
Teacher, Engineering (PLTW)