Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

I am LaKeysha C. Arthur, the principal of Dorothy Height Charter School.  This is my 10th year as a member of the Height family and I am truly humbled by the opportunity to lead this dynamic school filled with dedicated staff and amazing scholars.  This is a ground breaking year for our school as our name has changed from Paul Habans to Dorothy Height Charter School.  We are humbled by the opportunity to be named after an unyielding and courageous civil rights activist, whose life work was to ensure equality for all.  

Our name has changed, but our mission remains the same – preparing all students for success in college and a life of opportunity and choice by developing their academic skills, lifelong passions and personal character.  Our school culture is defined by our core values of perseverance, excellence, courage and community.  At Height we are committed to all scholars and meeting them where they are.  Our focus remains on providing all scholars with a rigorous academic education, safe learning environment and a positive student culture. 

“We’ve got to work to save our children and do it with full respect for the fact that if we do not, no one else will.” – Dorothy Height

I believe that education is the vehicle that drives scholars toward their dreams.  I am committed to this life-changing work and ensuring our scholars’ academic and social-emotional needs are met.  I look forward to partnering with you and your scholar as we take Dorothy Height Charter School to higher heights.  Please contact our front office if you would like any additional information about our school.


LaKeysha C. Arthur, Principal