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About Us

Who We Are

DC High School Alumni Association (DCHSAA) was established to develop an infrastructure of entities and resources geared toward developing programs to assist high schools in the District of Columbia, surrounding metropolitan areas and in other global communities.

Mission Statement

The DC High School Alumni Association is an organization designed to connect high schools toward higher learning and promote academic success, financial stability and organizational development. We will reach out to the expanding metropolitan area and other global communities to identify, establish and sustain active relationships with individuals, schools and businesses that will maximize our engagement with students and families. 

We aspire to connect resources while guiding affiliates, student bodies, PTA, faculty and the community collectively towards student excellence.

Frank Jones III, Founder/COO

As a fourth generation Washingtonian who attended District of Columbia Public Schools, Frank Jones graduated from Calvin Coolidge Senior High School in 1975 and attended Knoxville College in Knoxville, TN. Frank worked in the private sector in management for several major corporations to include the Hyatt Regency and the Marriot Corporations.

Honorably discharged as an Army Veteran, Frank served in Europe as a Chaplain Assistant supporting soldiers and their families through the U.S. Army’s quality of life programs. After returning home, Frank continued programs of service both with the Armed Forces and as a volunteer in Washington, DC’s Ward 4 community. Frank started his career as Manager at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Morale Welfare and Recreation Programs. Working through the ranks and rising to Business/Community Operations Division Chief, Frank retired after 31 years of public service within the Federal Government’s Department of Defense.

Frank co-founded the Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association Inc. in 1986. In 1987, CCAA Inc. became the first high school alumni association to be incorporated in the District of Columbia. CCAA Inc. has operated successfully for approximately 30 years, and the Alumni Association has been considered by many (including the current and previous two Mayors) as the best high school alumni association in the City of Washington.

Throughout his career, Frank received numerous professional career and community service recognitions and awards, such as the James A. Carrol Award (Department of the Army’s Highest Award Worldwide in Program Management), Bertie Backus Junior High School’s Alumnus of the Year, The Board of Public Affairs Who’s Who Registry, Strathmore’s Who’s Who Honors and Scholarship America’s 2014 Regional Volunteer of the Year Award (Dollars for Scholars/DFS).

Since retiring, Frank has been privileged to serve several organizations as a member of their Board of Directors. His board services have included the Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaborative Council, Georgia Avenue Family Supportive Collaborative, Safe Takoma, Inc. and the Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association Inc. Serving on these community boards has allowed Frank the opportunity to broaden his knowledge, utilize his experiences and collaboratively support the work needed to successfully bridge resources. In his efforts to help the city’s period of growth and prosperities, Frank was elected as a Single Member District Commissioner for Ward 4’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

“We, the next generation and our entire community are that village that can truly make a difference.”

James A. Scott Jr., Ph.D., Co-Founder/CEO

James A. Scott, Jr. received his B.S. in Elementary Education from Virginia State University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Early and Middle Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. He also attended the School of Education for Curriculum and Instruction at Howard University.

James was Co-Director of the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program (BECLP) at the School of Education and Human Development with the University of Colorado in Denver. He is the former Director of the Head Start State Collaboration Office and the Assistant Director of the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness with the Ohio Department of Education in Columbus, OH. James has also worked at The Ohio State University as the Program Enhancement Specialist with the Head Start Quality Network and the Program Director of the Technology Helping Education (THE) Consortium.

James is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Guardian Ad Litem for Franklin County, OH. He has served on the Council on Accreditation, and as a Governing Board Member with the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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