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Parent guide

THIRD Edition

to DC Public Charter School

Performance Reports

Dear Parents,
We are excited to present for the first time a parent guide to the 2012 Performance Management Framework (PMF), featuring individual performance reports for each charter school in the District of Columbia. We heard from many of you that you rely on our annual PMF book to learn about DC charter schools. Now you can have this information in an on-the-go format as you visit schools, meet with teachers and take part in your childs education in other ways. Inside you will see lists of schools that have PMF scores and fall into one of three tiers: high performing (Tier 1); mid performing (Tier 2); and low performing (Tier 3). There is also a list of schools by type of program and a full A to Z directory of all DC public charter schools. PCSB is always looking for ways to improve our parent engagement. Pick up extra copies of this guide at your local library or community center, or reach out to us via Twitter (@dcpcsb), Facebook (DC Public Charter School Board), through email (dcpublic@dcpcsb.org) or at (202) 328-2660 to order more copies. And you can see much more detail about individual school performance at www.dcpcsb.org. As the sole authorizer of public charter schools in the District that now serve more than 35,000 students, we thank you for considering charter schools for your family. Sincerely,

Brian W. Jones Scott Pearson Chairman, Executive Director, DC Public Charter DC Public Charter School Board School Board

DC Public Charter School Board 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Tier 1 Schools Tier 2 Schools Tier 3 Schools How Do I Get a Space for My Child? School Directory Schools by Program About the Performance Management Framework (PMF) 2 4 6 7 8 12 15

What is a DC Public charter school?


journalism and media

57 schools
Hebrew
Montessori

tuition free
French

math and science


performing arts
special education GED

Latin

102 Chinese online public campuses

college prep

35,000 students

education high-performing
Spanish

public policy

Tier 1 schools (65.0100.0%)


Tier 1 public charter schools (PCS) meet standards of high performance ward 1
Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Chavez Prep Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science PCS Grade Levels 69 68 Grade Levels PK35

4 1 2 5 6 8 7

Overall Percentage 66.6% 69.6% Overall Percentage 65.0%

ward 2
Community Academy PCS Butler Global

There are no charter schools in Ward 3

ward 4
Capital City PCS Lower School Center City PCS Brightwood Center City PCS Petworth E.L. Haynes PCS Georgia Avenue Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS Paul PCS Washington Latin PCS Middle School Washington Latin PCS Upper School

Grade Levels PK312 PK48 PK48 48 PK35 69 58 912 Grade Levels 48 PK45 Grade Levels 48 PK38

Overall Percentage 65.3% 67.8% 69.3% 65.6% 77.6% 65.8% 71.5% 80.8% Overall Percentage 90.8% 76.7% Overall Percentage 73.8% 73.8%

ward 5
DC Prep PCS Edgewood Middle Washington Yu Ying PCS

ward 6
KIPP DC WILL Academy PCS Two Rivers PCS

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ward 7
KIPP DC Key Academy PCS SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. (High School) SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. (Middle School)

Grade Levels 58 612 68 Grade Levels 48 58 912 912

Overall Percentage 87.6% 66.7% 80.3% Overall Percentage 86.3% 89.4% 66.7% 79.9%

ward 8
Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS KIPP DC AIM Academy PCS KIPP DC College Preparatory PCS Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS

Tier 2 schools (35.064.9%)


Tier 2 public charter schools (PCS) meet minimum overall performance standards but fall short of high performance online
Community Academy PCS CAPCS Online Grade Levels K8 Grade Levels PK35 PK38 Grade Levels PK48

4 1 2 5 6 8 7

Overall Percentage 55.4% Overall Percentage 60.3% 56.2% Overall Percentage 50.4%

ward 1
DC Bilingual PCS Meridian PCS

ward 2
Center City PCS Shaw

There are no charter schools in Ward 3

ward 4
Capital City PCS Upper (High School) Capital City PCS Upper (Middle School) Community Academy PCS Amos 1 Hope Community PCS Lamond Hospitality PCS Roots PCS

Grade Levels PK312 PK312 PK35 PK36 912 PK38

Overall Percentage 53.9% 63.5% 48.7% 58.9% 38.2% 48.4%

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ward 5
Center City PCS Trinidad Community Academy PCS Amos 3 Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS Friendship PCS Woodridge Elementary & Middle Hope Community PCS Tolson Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS Perry Street Preparatory PCS Lower School Perry Street Preparatory PCS Upper School Potomac Lighthouse PCS Tree of Life PCS Washington Mathematics Science & Technology PCS William E. Doar, Jr. PCS for the Performing Arts

Grade Levels PK48 PK38 PK36 PK38 PK38 PK38 PK412 912 PK37 PK38 912 PK38 Grade Levels PK48 912 PK38 Grade Levels 912 68 PK38 912 Grade Levels PK48 PK35 69 PK37 912 PK35

Overall Percentage 61.1% 35.4% 63.5% 50.0% 54.2% 42.6% 43.4% 37.6% 49.3% 35.5% 63.0% 38.4% Overall Percentage 59.5% 52.6% 53.8% Overall Percentage 56.6% 47.3% 35.7% 62.8% Overall Percentage 37.0% 49.6% 50.1% 35.6% 49.0% 37.1%

ward 6
Center City PCS Capitol Hill Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Capitol Hill Friendship PCS Chamberlain Elementary & Middle

ward 7
Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Parkside High School Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Parkside Middle School Friendship PCS Blow-Pierce Elementary & Middle Friendship PCS Collegiate Academy

ward 8
Center City PCS Congress Heights Friendship PCS Southeast Elementary Academy Friendship PCS Technology Preparatory Academy Imagine Southeast PCS National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School Septima Clark PCS

Tier 3 schools (0.034.9%)


Tier 3 public charter schools (PCS) fall significantly short of high performance standards, showing inadequate performance ward 1
Booker T. Washington PCS Grade Levels 912 & Adult Ed Grade Levels PK38 Grade Levels PK35 712 712 68 Grade Levels K6 78

4 1 2 5 6 8 7

Overall Percentage 30.0% Overall Percentage 29.7% Overall Percentage 34.3% 28.4% 14.3% 27.3% Overall Percentage 28.8% 29.8%

ward 4
Ideal Academy PCS

ward 7
Arts & Technology Academy PCS Integrated Design & Electronics Academy PCS (High School) Integrated Design & Electronics Academy PCS (Middle School) Maya Angelou PCS Middle School

ward 8
Howard Road Academy PCS Howard Road Main Howard Road Academy PCS Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Middle School

There are no Tier 3 schools in wards 2, 3, 5, and 6.

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How Do I get a space for my child?


DC charter schools are public schools that are free for all DC residents. Any DC student can attend a DC public charter school that has available space, but families must complete an application. Schools with more applicants than available spaces hold a lottery to randomly select students for enrollment. Charter schools are independently operated, and each charter school has its own application form, either in print or online. To apply to a school, visit the school website or contact the school for application information.

YOUR CHARTERS
85 SCHOOLS | 1 DEADLINE

APPLY BY

Three Common Dates


March 2013 Deadline for Applications

YOUR CHOICE

MARCH

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15

March 2013 Lottery Date

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april 2013 Deadline to Accept Lottery Space

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This year, more than 85 DC public charter schools have come together to make the application process easier for families. These schools have agreed to have common dates for three key steps in the application process.

Application deadline: March 15, 2013. Apply by March 15 to be included in a


schools lottery. Apply to as many schools as you like, but applications must be submitted individually to each school. Lottery date: March 22, 2013. Participating charter schools that have more applicants than spaces will hold their lotteries on this date and notify families of the lottery results soon thereafter. Deadline to accept your lottery space: April 12, 2013. If you are offered a space in the lottery, you must contact the school and in some cases, complete required forms* by April 12 to accept your space. If you do not notify the school by April 12, 2013, the school may give your space to someone on the waiting list.

*Some schools may require completed enrollment forms, such as residency verification documents and child immunization records, by April 12 to guarantee your childs space. Check with your school to see which documents you must submit when you accept a space at the school.

School Directory
School
Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS AppleTree Early Learning PCS Amidon AppleTree Early Learning PCS Columbia Heights AppleTree Early Learning PCS Douglass Knoll AppleTree Early Learning PCS Lincoln Park AppleTree Early Learning PCS Oklahoma Avenue AppleTree Early Learning PCS Parklands AppleTree Early Learning PCS Riverside Arts & Technology Academy PCS BASIS DC PCS Booker T. Washington PCS Bridges PCS Capital City PCS Carlos Rosario International PCS Center City PCS Brightwood Center City PCS Capitol Hill Center City PCS Congress Heights Center City PCS Petworth Center City PCS Shaw Center City PCS Trinidad Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Capitol Hill Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Chavez Prep Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Parkside High School Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Parkside Middle School www.centercitypcs.org www.dcata.org www.basisdc.org www.btwschool.org www.bridgespcs.org www.ccpcs.org www.carlosrosario.org www.appletreeinstitute.org

Website
www.aprepacademy.org

Ward Grades Tier


8 6 1 8 6 7 8 6 7 2 1 4 4 1 4 6 8 4 2 5 6 1 912 69 912 68 PK48 PK35 58 912; Adult Ed/ GED PK3K PK38 912 Adult Ed/ GED PK3PK4 48 1 * * * * * * * 3 * 3 * 1 2 * 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2

www.chavezschools.org 7 7

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School
Community Academy PCS Amos 1 Community Academy PCS Amos 2 Community Academy PCS Amos 3 Community Academy PCS Butler Global Community Academy PCS CAPCS Online Community College Preparatory Academy PCS Creative Minds International PCS DC Bilingual PCS DC Prep PCS Benning Elementary DC Prep PCS Benning Middle DC Prep PCS Edgewood Elementary DC Prep PCS Edgewood Middle DC Scholars PCS E.L. Haynes PCS Georgia Avenue E.L. Haynes PCS Kansas Avenue Eagle Academy PCS The Eagle Center at McGogney Eagle Academy PCS New Jersey Avenue Early Childhood Academy PCS Education Strengthens Families PCS Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS Excel Academy PCS Friendship PCS BlowPierce Elementary & Middle Friendship PCS Chamberlain Elementary & Middle Friendship PCS Collegiate Academy Friendship PCS Southeast Elementary Academy Friendship PCS Technology Preparatory Academy Friendship PCS Woodridge Elementary & Middle

Website

Ward Grades Tier


4 4 PK35 PK3K PK38 PK35 K8 Adult Ed PK32 PK35 PK33 4 PK33 48 PK33 48 PK33; 9,10 PK33 13 PK33 PK3PK4; Adult Ed PK36 PK34 PK38 PK38 912 PK35 69 PK38 2 * 2 1 2 * * 2 * * * 1 * 1 * * * * * 2 * 2 2 2 2 2 2

www.capcs.org 5 2 www.k12.com/capcs N/A www.creativemindspcs.org www.dcbilingual.org N/A 5, 7 &8 1 1 7 www.dcprep.org 7 5 5 http://dcscholars.org/dcpcs/ www.elhaynes.org 7 1 4 8 www.eagleacademypcs.org 6 www.ecapcs.org www.maryscenter.org www.ewstokes.org www.excelpcs.org 8 1 5 8 7 6 7 www.friendshipschools.org 8 8 5

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Charters participating in common application deadline of March 15, 2013

School
Hope Community PCS Lamond Hope Community PCS Tolson Hospitality PCS Howard Road Academy PCS Howard Road Main Howard Road Academy PCS Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Middle School Howard Road Academy PCS Pennsylvania Avenue Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science PCS Ideal Academy PCS Imagine Southeast PCS Ingenuity Prep PCS Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS Integrated Design & Electronics Academy PCS (Middle School & High School) KIPP DC AIM Academy PCS KIPP DC College Preparatory PCS KIPP DC Connect Academy PCS KIPP DC Discover Academy PCS KIPP DC Grow Academy PCS KIPP DC Heights Academy PCS KIPP DC KEY Academy PCS KIPP DC Lead Academy PCS KIPP DC LEAP Academy PCS KIPP DC Promise Academy PCS KIPP DC Spring Academy PCS KIPP DC WILL Academy PCS Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS LAYC Career Academy Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS Maya Angelou PCS Evans

Website
www.hopecommunitycs.org www.washingtonhospitality.org

Ward Grades Tier


4 5 4 8 PK36 PK38 912 K6 78 PK3K 68 PK38 PK37 PK3K PK34 712 58 912 PK3 PK34 PK3K 12 58 1 PK3K 14 K 48 PK35 PK3PK4 Adult Ed/ GED PK38 912 2 2 2 3 3 * 1 3 2 * * 3 1 1 * * * * 1 * * * * 1 1 * * 2 *

www.howardroadacademy.org

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www.howard.edu/ms2 www.iapcs.com www.imaginesoutheastpcs.org www.ingenuityprep.org www.inspiredteachingschool.org www.ideapcs.org

1 4 8 8 1 7 8 8 5 8 6

www.kippdc.org

8 7 6 7 7 5 6

www.lambpcs.org www.laycca.org www.mmbethune.org www.seeforever.org

4 5 1 5 7

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School
Maya Angelou PCS Middle School Meridian PCS Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School The Next Step/El Prximo Paso PCS Options PCS (Middle & High School) Paul PCS Perry Street Preparatory PCS Potomac Lighthouse PCS Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts Roots PCS SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. (Middle School & High School) Sela PCS Septima Clark PCS Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS Somerset Preparatory Academy PCS St. Coletta Special Education PCS Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS Tree of Life PCS Two Rivers PCS Washington Latin PCS Washington Mathematics Science & Technology Washington Yu Ying PCS William E. Doar, Jr. PCS for the Performing Arts YouthBuild PCS

Website
www.seeforever.org www.meridian-dc.org www.mundoverdepcs.org www.nationalprepdc.org www.nextsteppcs.org www.optionsschool.org www.paulcharter.org www.pspdc.org www.lighthouseacademies.org www.richardwrightpcs.org www.rootspcs.org www.seedschooldc.org www.selapcs.org www.scpcs.org www.shiningstarsdc.org www.somersetdc.com www.stcoletta.org www.thurgoodmarshallacademy. org www.treeoflifepcs.org www.tworiverspcs.org www.latinpcs.org www.wmstpchs.org www.washingtonyuying.org www.wedjschool.us www.youthbuildpcs.org

Ward Grades Tier


7 1 1 8 1 6 4 5 5 6 4 7 4 8 1 8 6 8 5 6 4 5 5 5 1 68 PK38 PK31 912 Adult Ed/ GED 612 69 PK412 PK37 810 PK38 612 PK41 PK36 PK31 68 PK312; Adult Ed 912 PK38 PK38 512 912 PK45 PK38 Adult Ed/ GED 3 2 * 2 * * 1 2 2 * 2 1 * 2 * * * 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 *

*No tier is available either because the school is an early childhood or adult education program, which does not have PMF scores, or because there were no students in the grade who took the standardized test or the school was not open in the previous year, the time period upon which the scores are based.

Charters participating in common application deadline of March 15, 2013

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schools by program
early childhood
Bridges PCS Center City PCS Petworth Center City PCS Shaw Center City PCS Trinidad Community Academy PCS Amos 1 Community Academy PCS Amos 2 Community Academy PCS Amos 3 Community Academy PCS Butler Global Creative Minds International PCS DC Bilingual PCS DC Prep PCS Benning Elementary DC Prep PCS Edgewood Elementary DC Scholars PCS E.L. Haynes PCS Kansas Avenue Eagle Academy PCS New Jersey Avenue Eagle Academy PCS The Eagle Center at McGogney Early Childhood Academy PCS Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS Excel Academy PCS Friendship PCS Blow-Pierce Elementary & Middle Friendship PCS Chamberlain Elementary & Middle Friendship PCS Southeast Elementary Academy Friendship PCS Woodridge Elementary & Middle Hope Community PCS Lamond Hope Community PCS Tolson Howard Road Academy PCS Pennsylvania Avenue Ideal Academy PCS Imagine Southeast PCS 4 4 2 5 4 4 5 2 1 1 7 5 7 4 6 8 8 5 8 7 6 8 5 4 5 7 4 8

4 1 2 5 6 8 7

Ward

Tier * 1 2 2 2 * 2 1 * 2 * * * * * * * 2 * 2 2 2 2 2 2 * 3 2

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Charter School Performance Reports

early childhood
Ingenuity Prep PCS Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS KIPP DC Discover Academy PCS KIPP DC Grow Academy PCS KIPP DC LEAP Academy PCS Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS (Taylor Street) Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS (Missouri Avenue) Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS Meridian PCS Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS Perry Street Preparatory PCS Potomac Lighthouse PCS Roots PCS Sela PCS Septima Clark PCS Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS Tree of Life PCS Two Rivers PCS Washington Yu Ying PCS William E. Doar, Jr. PCS for the Performing Arts

Ward 8 1 8 6 7 5 4 5 1 1 5 5 4 4 8 1 5 6 5 5 Ward 5 4 1 Ward 1 5 5 4 5 1 4 1 5

Tier * * * * * * 1 2 2 * 2 2 2 * 2 * 2 1 1 2 Tier * 1 * Tier 2 2 * 1 2 * * * 1 13

montessori
Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS (Taylor Street) Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS (Missouri Avenue) Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS

dual language
DC Bilingual PCS Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS (Taylor Street) Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS (Missouri Avenue) Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS Sela PCS The Next Step/El Prximo Paso PCS Washington Yu Ying PCS

special education
Bridges PCS Options PCS (Middle & High School) St. Coletta Special Education PCS

Ward 4 6 6 Ward 1 1 5, 7 &8 1 1 7 1 6 1 Ward 5 8 1 Ward 6 Ward 5 Ward 4 Ward N/A

Tier * * * Tier 3 * * * * * * * * Tier 2 2 1 Tier * Tier 2 Tier 2 Tier 2

adult education
Booker T. Washington PCS Carlos Rosario International PCS Community College Preparatory Academy PCS Education Strengthens Families PCS LAYC Career Academy PCS Maya Angelou PCS Evans High School The Next Step/El Prximo Paso PCS St. Coletta Special Education PCS YouthBuild PCS

Math and science


Community Academy PCS Amos 3 Friendship PCS Technology Preparatory Academy Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science

journalism and media


Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts

performing arts
William E. Doar, Jr. PCS for the Performing Arts

hospitality
Hospitality PCS

online
Community Academy PCS CAPCS Online

*No tier is available either because the school is an early childhood or adult education program, which do not have PMF scores, or because there were no students in the grade who took the standardized test or the school was not open in the previous year, the time period upon which the scores are based.

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About the PMF


The Performance Management Framework (PMF) measures the performance of a DC charter school, including factors such as DC CAS scores, SAT scores, student academic progress over time, student achievement during the previous school year, attendance rate and other indicators. Schools earn points based on each factor, which are calculated into an overall percentage. For schools with grades 38 and/or grade 10, the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) has implemented the PMF to assess school-wide academic performance. These schools are rated by tiers:

Tier 1 schools (65.0100.0 percent) meet standards of high performance. Tier 2 schools (35.064.9 percent) fall short of high performance standards but meet
minimum overall performance standards.

Tier 3 schools (0.034.9 percent) fall significantly short of high performance


standards, showing inadequate performance.

How does the DC PCSB use the PMF tiers to hold schools accountable?
Tier 1: High-performing schools are publicly recognized by PCSB and are exempt from more in-depth monitoring.

Tier 2: Mid-performing schools are exempt from more in-depth monitoring unless
conducted as part of the charter review or renewal cycle.

Tier 3: PCSB conducts an on-site, more in-depth review for low-performing schools
during the school year following the release of the PMF. Pursuant to PCSBs authority under the School Reform Act, low-performing schools or campuses may have their charters revoked. For more information on the PMF, please visit www.dcpubliccharter.com/ PCSB-Publications/PMF-Results.aspx.

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DC Public Charter School Board would like to thank the following organizations for their support of the 2012 Performance Management Framework: College Board DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education DC School Reform Now Educational Testing Service GreatSchools.org (Washington, DC) New Schools Venture Fund Walton Family Foundation The Wireless Foundation and Our public charter schools and the more than 35,000 DC charter school students and their families

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