|2||David Bolding III||G||6’3”||JR||2023|
The Calvin Coolidge High School Colts are members of the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA). The Colts are looking to get off to a good start in 2021-22 after losing in the first round of the DCIAA playoffs in 2019-20 (the last DCIAA season played). Head coach Derrick Washington is looking for major production from seniors Stephaun Walker and Kyle Gaskins. Coolidge’s preseason and regular season non-conference schedule will test the team early to prepare them for a run at the DCIAA and District of Columbia State Athletic Association championships in February. Notable alumni include Curt Smith (Drake), Jamall Gregory (South Carolina/Jacksonville State), Khalen Cumberlander (Central Connecticut State), and others.
Calvin Coolidge High School first opened its doors in September 1940 to serve students living in the Manor Park and Takoma Park sections of Washington, DC, and to relieve crowding at Roosevelt High School. Local citizens associations successfully lobbied to name the school for Calvin Coolidge, the only former president without a school named after him. During its first school year, Coolidge had 31 teachers, 750 students enrolled, and a capacity of 1,801. Today with the addition of Ida B. Wells Middle School, Coolidge has an enrollment of 700+ students and is committed to providing “Excellence in Education” for all. Through program design and rich learning experiences, students are provided many opportunities to achieve academic excellence to reach their highest potential. Coolidge’s featured programs include the National Academy Foundation (NAF) Academy of Health Sciences, which develops a pipeline of students prepared to pursue health-related degrees and professions. The school’s NAF Mass Media Academy provides students with rigorous multimedia coursework, college and career exposure, tailored academic support, and mentorship opportunities. And Coolidge’s Early College Academy provides an accelerated college readiness program that prepares students for post-secondary education and career success through rigorous high school and college course work. Coolidge students graduate as lifelong learners who make valuable contributions to society and are well prepared for the demands of the global society and beyond.