2014

PARENT
GUIDE
TO DC PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS

Friendship PCS / Courtesy of Friendship PCS

DC PUBLIC CHARTER
SCHOOL BOARD

2014 PARENT GUIDE TO DC PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS

TABLE OF
CONTENTS
1 Letter
2 Early Childhood & Adult Education
3 About the Performance Management
Framework (PMF)
4 Schools by Tier
9 How Do I Find a Space for My Child?
My School DC & Key Dates
10 School Directory
21 Feedback & Social Media

MISSION
STATEMENT
To provide quality public school options for DC students,
families, and communities through:
n

A comprehensive application review process

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Effective oversight

n

Meaningful support

n

Active engagement of its stakeholders

DC Public Charter School Board

NOVEMBER 2014

WELCOME!
Dear Parents,
When it comes to education, we know you want the best for your children.
And when it comes to public schools, parents in Washington, DC, have some
tremendous choices. Like traditional schools run by DC Public Schools,
charters are public, tuition-free, and open to all District residents.
Both traditional and public charter schools are committed to quality
education. The difference is that traditional schools are run by a central
authority—the chancellor of DC Public Schools. In contrast, public charter
schools are run by nonprofits, under agreements approved by the DC Public
Charter School Board (PCSB).
Public charter schools are located throughout the city and focus on providing
quality education. Based on student progress, parent satisfaction, and student
achievement, we rate most public charter schools as Tier 1, 2, or 3, with Tier 1
being the best.
Different charters use different approaches to learning. Some use very
structured educational environments. Others focus on language immersion,
blended learning, Montessori, expeditionary learning, adult education programs,
and more.
Please use this book as a guide to find the best school for the students in your
family. You can pick the public charter school that meets your family’s needs,
even if it is located beyond your neighborhood.
Please visit the schools you’re interested in, meet the teachers,
and stay involved in your child's education.
Sincerely,

John H. “Skip” McKoy
Board Chair,
DC Public Charter
School Board

2014 Parent Guide

Scott Pearson
Executive Director,
DC Public Charter
School Board

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EARLY
CHILDHOOD
& ADULT
EDUCATION
Early childhood and adult education schools
worked with PCSB to develop the academic
metrics included in the PMF. The Early Childhood
PMF measures student progress and achievement
in reading and math. The Adult Education PMF
measures program effectiveness by tracking
student progress, student achievement, and college
and career readiness.
To learn more and see performance results on
early childhood and adult education public
charter school programs, visit data.dcpcsb.org
or dashboard.dcpcsb.org.

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DC Public Charter School Board

ABOUT
PMF

TIERS

1
2
3

The Performance Management
Framework (PMF) measures
public charter school
performance with a single
score between 1 to 100
based on several indicators.

High-Performing
PMF Score =
65.0–100.0%

Mid-Performing
PMF Score =
35.0–64.9%

Low-Performing
PMF Score =
0.0–34.9%

FOR ELEMENTARY (3–5), MIDDLE (6–8), &
HIGH SCHOOL (9–12) GRADES, THE PMF MEASURES:

STUDENT PROGRESS
Growth on the reading and
math state assessments

PARENT SATISFACTION
Based on Re-enrollment

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Proficient and advanced performance
on reading and math state assessments

ATTENDANCE
% of students at school each day

+
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
„

3rd grade reading proficient and
advanced performance on the
state assessment

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
„

8th grade math proficient and
advanced performance on the
state assessment

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FOR HIGH SCHOOL
„
„
„
„
„
„

9th grade credits
on track to graduate
11th grade PSAT performance
12th grade SAT performance
College acceptance
Graduation
Performance on Advanced
Placement (AP) and International
Baccalaureate (IB) test

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SCHOOLS BY TIER

TIER 1

Tier 1 public charter schools (PCS)
met standards of high performance
(65.0–100.0% of possible points)

If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
2013–14
Grades

2014 Overall
Percentage

5–9

71.9%

Capital City PCS – High School

9–12

69.9%

Center City PCS – Brightwood

PK4–8

74.5%

Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS

PK3–5

75.0%

9–12

82.2%

DC Prep PCS – Edgewood Middle

4–8

91.1%

Friendship PCS – Woodridge Middle

4–8

65.1%

KIPP DC – College Preparatory PCS

9–12

83.6%

PK4–6

71.4%

PK4–8

68.8%

Friendship PCS – Chamberlain Middle

4–8

77.1%

KIPP DC – WILL Academy PCS

4–8

73.2%

PK3–8

67.6%

School Name
WARD 2
BASIS DC PCS
WARD 4

Washington Latin PCS – Upper School
WARD 5

Washington Yu Ying PCS
WARD 6
Center City PCS – Shaw

Two Rivers PCS

There are no public charter schools in ward 3.

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SCHOOLS BY TIER

TIER 1
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
2013–14
Grades

2014 Overall
Percentage

César Chávez PCS for Public Policy
– Parkside High School

9–12

65.2%

KIPP DC – KEY Academy PCS

5–8

89.1%

KIPP DC – Promise Academy PCS

1–4

77.0%

SEED PCS of Washington DC (High)

9–12

65.7%

4–8

78.9%

Center City PCS – Congress Heights

PK4–8

65.7%

Friendship PCS – Southeast Elementary Academy

PK3–5

65.2%

KIPP DC – AIM Academy PCS

5–8

79.3%

Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS

9–12

79.6%

School Name
WARD 7

WARD 8
Achievement Prep PCS – Wahler Place Middle

Students at Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB) PCS / Courtesy of LAMB

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SCHOOLS BY TIER

TIER 2
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
School Name

2013–14
Grades

2014 Overall
Percentage

6–9

59.8%

WARD 1
César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Chávez Prep
DC Bilingual PCS

PK3–6

62.1%

E.L. Haynes PCS – Middle School

5–8

61.9%

Howard University Middle School of
Mathematics and Science PCS

6–8

62.9%

PK3–8

45.6%

Capital City PCS – Lower School

PK3–4

50.7%

Capital City PCS – Middle School

5–8

44.1%

Meridian PCS
WARD 4

Center City PCS – Petworth

PK4–8

56.2%

Community Academy PCS – Amos 1

PK3–5

55.0%

E.L. Haynes PCS – Elementary School

PK3–4

64.8%

Hope Community PCS – Lamond

PK3–6

45.9%

Ideal Academy PCS

PK3–8

37.6%

Washington Latin PCS – Middle School

5–8

59.4%

E.L. Haynes PCS – High School

9–11

61.9%

Community Academy PCS – Amos 5

PK3–5

43.0%

Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS

PK3–6

63.3%

Hope Community PCS – Tolson

PK3–8

50.3%

Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS

PK3–5

53.9%

Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS

PK3–8

55.3%

Perry Street Preparatory PCS (Lower School)

PK3–12

40.7%

Potomac Preparatory PCS

PK3–8

35.3%

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

PK3–8

47.6%

9–12

59.6%

WARD 5

Washington Mathematics Science
Technology PCHS

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SCHOOLS BY TIER

TIER 2
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
School Name

2013–14
Grades

2014 Overall
Percentage

PK4–8

43.5%

WARD 6
Center City PCS – Capitol Hill
César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Capitol Hill

9–12

57.2%

Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts

8–11

48.0%

6–8

40.9%

PK3–4

50.9%

Friendship PCS – Blow-Pierce Middle

4–8

54.4%

SEED PCS of Washington, DC (Middle School)

6–12

42.6%

Friendship PCS – Collegiate Academy

9–12

60.4%

IDEA PCS

9–12

54.4%

WARD 7
César Chávez PCS for Public Policy
– Parkside Middle School
DC Scholars PCS

WARD 8
Excel Academy PCS – LEAD

PK3–5

37.6%

Friendship PCS – Technology Preparatory
Academy (Middle School)

6–8

39.9%

Friendship PCS – Technology Preparatory
Academy (High School)

9–11

55.9%

National Collegiate Preparatory PCHS

9–12

41.6%

K–8

55.3%

ONLINE
Community Academy PCS – CAPCS Online

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SCHOOLS BY TIER

TIER 3
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
2013–14
Grades

2014 Overall
Percentage

PK3-8

26.1%

Center City PCS – Trinidad

PK4-8

31.7%

Perry Street Preparatory PCS (Upper School)

PK3-12

32.0%

Tree of Life PCS

PK3-8

31.1%

School Name
WARD 4
Roots PCS
WARD 5

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DC Public Charter School Board

HOW DO I FIND A
SPACE FOR MY CHILD?
DC public charter schools are public, tuition-free, open to all students, and
do not have selective entrance requirements. They offer District families a
wide variety of educational choices. They are independent from the traditional
public school system. The DC Public Charter School Board oversees, but
does not manage, the schools. The Board uses a Performance Management
Framework (PMF) to rate a public charter school’s academic performance,
and places each charter school in one of three performance tiers:
Tier 1 (high-performing), Tier 2 (mid-performing), or Tier 3 (low-performing).

Students complete a My School DC application to
request space at participating public charter schools.

MY SCHOOL DC

KEY DATES

My School DC is a common
application and a common lottery
for public charter schools and
DC Public Schools (DCPS).
Starting December 15, families
can access the common
application at MySchoolDC.org.

December 15, 2014
Application is available at
MySchoolDC.org

For the 2015–16 school year,
most DC public charter schools
are participating in My School DC.

March 2, 2015
Application deadline
for grades PK3-8

February 2, 2015
Application deadline
for grades 9-12

My School DC Hotline:
202-888-6336
info@myschooldc.org
MySchoolDC.org

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SCHOOL
DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
School / Campus Name • Website
Campus Address
Telephone

Ward

Grades
(2015-16)

Description

2014
Tier

X

Academy of Hope PCS • www.aohdc.org
601 Edgewood St NE #25 20017
202-269-6623

5

421 Alabama Ave SE 20032
202-373-0246

8

Adult Education

Adult Ed

N/A

Achievement Prep Academy PCS – Mississippi Avenue Elementary • www.aprepacademy.org
1500 Mississippi Ave SE 20032
202-562-1214

8

College Prep

K–3

N/A

Achievement Prep Academy PCS – Wahler Place Middle • www.aprepacademy.org
908 Wahler Pl SE 20032
202-562-1214

8

College Prep

4–8

1

AppleTree Early Learning PCS – Columbia Heights • www.appletreeinstitute.org
2750 14th St NW 20009
202-667-9490

1

Early Childhood

PK3–PK4

N/A

PK3–PK4

N/A

AppleTree Early Learning PCS – Lincoln Park • www.appletreeinstitute.org
138 12th St NE 20002
202-621-6581

6

Early Childhood

AppleTree Early Learning PCS – Oklahoma Avenue • www.appletreeinstitute.org
330 21st St NE 20002
202-525-7807

7

Early Childhood

PK3–PK4

N/A

AppleTree Early Learning PCS – Southeast • www.appletreeinstitute.org
2017 Savannah Ter SE 20020
202-629-2545

8

Early Childhood

PK3–PK4

N/A

2011 Savannah St SE 20020
202-506-1890

8

Early Childhood

PK3–PK4

N/A

AppleTree Early Learning PCS – Southwest • www.appletreeinstitute.org
801 7th St SW 20024
202-646-0500

6

Early Childhood

PK3–PK4

N/A

2

College Prep

5–11; will
grow to 12

1

BASIS DC PCS • www.basisdc.org
410 8th St NW 20004
202-393-5437

Tier 1 = 1 X Tier 2 = 2 X Tier 3 = 3 X Untiered = N/A
= School is participating in My School DC. See page 9 to learn more.
X = Not participating in My School DC, common lottery.
Contact school directly for enrollment information.

10

DC Public Charter School Board

SCHOOL DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
School / Campus Name • Website
Campus Address
Telephone

Description

Grades
(2015-16)

2014
Tier

4

Inclusion Special
Education Program

PK3–K

N/A

1250 Taylor St NW 20011
202-545-0515

4

Inclusion Special
Education Program

PK3–PK4

N/A

4300 13th St NW 20011
202-545-0055

4

Inclusion Special
Education Program

K–2; will
grow to 5

N/A

Ward

Bridges PCS • www.bridgespcs.org
1246 Taylor St NW 20011
202-726-1843

X

Briya PCS • www.briya.org
2333 Ontario Rd NW 20009
202-797-7337

1

3912 Georgia Ave NW 20011
202-545-2020

4

1755 Newton St NW 20010
202-797-7337

1

Career/Technical, Arts
Integration, College Prep,
Language Immersion

Adult Ed/
16 and older

N/A

PK3–2

N/A

Capital City PCS – Lower School • www.ccpcs.org
100 Peabody St NW 20011
202-808-9800

4

Arts Integration, Expeditionary
Learning, College Prep

3–4

2

5–8

2

9–12

1

Capital City PCS – Middle School • www.ccpcs.org
100 Peabody St NW 20011
202-808-9800

4

Arts Integration, Expeditionary
Learning, College Prep

Capital City PCS – High School • www.ccpcs.org
100 Peabody St NW 20011
202-808-9800

4

Arts Integration, Expeditionary
Learning, College Prep

X

Carlos Rosario International PCS – Harvard St • www.carlosrosario.org
1100 Harvard St NW 20009
202-797-4700
Sonia Gutierrez Campus
514 V St NE 20002
202-797-4900

1

Adult Education, Career/
Technical, World Cultures

Adult Ed/
16 and older

5

Adult Education, Career/
Technical, World Cultures

Adult Ed/
16 and older

N/A

PK3–K

N/A

PK4–2

N/A

N/A

Cedar Tree Academy PCS • www.cedartree-dc.org
701 Howard Rd SE 20020
202-610-4193

8

College Prep

Center City PCS – Brightwood • www.centercitypcs.org
6008 Georgia Ave NW 20011
202-723-3322

4

College Prep

3–8

1

Center City PCS – Capitol Hill • www.centercitypcs.org
1503 East Capitol St SE 20003
202-547-7556

6

College Prep

PK4–2
3–8

N/A

2

N/A = No tier is available because there were no students in the grade who took the standardized test,
the school was not open in the previous year — the time period upon which the scores are based
— or the school is an early childhood, adult, or alternative education programs. To learn more
about performance results, visit data.dcpcsb.org or dashboard.dcpcsb.org.
** This school will open in the 2015–16 school year so it has no performance information yet.

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SCHOOL DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a (

n the fina box.

School / Campus Name • Website
Campus Address
Telephone

Ward

Description

Grades
(2015-16)

2014
Tier

PK4–2

N/A

Center City PCS – Congress Heights • www.centercitypcs.org
220 Highview Pl SE 20032
202-562-7070

8

College Prep

3–8

1

Center City PCS – Petworth • www.centercitypcs.org
510 Webster St NW 20011
202-726-9212

PK4–2
4

College Prep

3–8

N/A

2

Center City PCS – Shaw • www.centercitypcs.org
711 N St NW 20001
202-234-1093

PK4–2
6

College Prep

3–8

N/A

1

Center City PCS – Trinidad • www.centercitypcs.org
1217 West Virginia Ave NE 20002
202-397-1614

PK4–2
5

College Prep

3–8

N/A

3

César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Chávez Prep • www.chavezschools.org
770 Kenyon St NW 20010
202-723-3975

1

Public Policy/Law, College Prep 6–9

2

César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Capitol Hill • www.chavezschools.org
709 12th St SE 20003
202-547-3424

6

Public Policy/Law, College Prep 9–12

2

César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Parkside Middle School • www.chavezschools.org
3701 Hayes St NE 20019
202-398-2230

7

Public Policy/Law, College Prep 6–8

2

César Chávez PCS for Public Policy – Parkside High School • www.chavezschools.org
3701 Hayes St NE 20019
202-398-2230

7

Public Policy/Law, College Prep 9–12

1

The Children's Guild DC Public Charter School • www.childrensguild.org
Opening in August 2015
410-444-3800

College Prep

K-8

**

Community Academy PCS – Amos 1 • www.capcs.org
1300 Allison St NW 20011
202-723-4100

PK3–2
4

College Prep

3–5

N/A

2

Community Academy PCS – Amos 2 • www.capcs.org
33 Riggs Rd NE 20011
202-723-5136

5

College Prep

PK3–2

N/A

PK3–2

N/A

Community Academy PCS – Amos 5 • www.capcs.org
1400 1st St NW 20011
202-332-6565

5

College Prep

3–5

2

Tier 1 = 1 X Tier 2 = 2 X Tier 3 = 3 X Untiered = N/A
= School is participating in My School DC. See page 9 to learn more.
X = Not participating in My School DC, common lottery.
Contact school directly for enrollment information.

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DC Public Charter School Board

SCHOOL DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
School / Campus Name • Website
Campus Address
Telephone

Ward

Description

Grades
(2015-16)

2014
Tier

K–2

N/A

3–8

2

X

Community Academy PCS – CAPCS Online • www.k12.com/capcs
Online
866-339-8742

N/A

Online

X

Community College Preparatory Academy PCS • www.ccprepacademy.com
2405 MLK Jr. Ave SE 20032
202-610- 5780

8

Adult Education

Adult Ed/
18 and over

N/A

PK3–5

N/A

PK3–2

N/A

Creative Minds International PCS • www.creativemindspcs.org
3700 North Capitol St NW
202-588-0370

1

Arts Integration,
Expeditionary Learning

DC Bilingual PCS • www.dcbilingual.org
1420 Columbia Rd NW 20009
202-332-4200

1

Dual Language /
Language Immersion

3–5

2

6–8

N/A

PK3–3

N/A

DC International School • www.dcinternationalschool.org
3220 16th St NW
202-459-4790

1

Dual Language,
International Baccalaureate

DC Prep PCS - Benning Elementary • www.dcprep.org
100 41st St NE 20019
202-398-2838

7

College Prep

DC Prep PCS – Benning Middle • www.dcprep.org
100 41st St NE 20019
202-398-3780

7

College Prep

4–6

*

PK3–PK4;
will grow
to 3

**

DC Prep PCS - Elementary School • www.dcprep.org
Opening in 2015
202-635-4590

8

College Prep

DC Prep PCS – Edgewood Elementary • www.dcprep.org
707 Edgewood St NE 20017
202-635-4411

5

College Prep

PK3–3

N/A

DC Prep PCS – Edgewood Middle • www.dcprep.org
707 Edgewood St NE 20017
202-832-5700

5

College Prep

4–8

1

DC Scholars PCS • www.dcscholars.org
5601 East Capitol St SE 20019
202-559-6138

PK3–4
7

College Prep

5–6; will
grow to 8

N/A

2

N/A = No tier is available because there were no students in the grade who took the standardized test,
the school was not open in the previous year — the time period upon which the scores are based
— or the school is an early childhood, adult, or alternative education programs. To learn more
about performance results, visit data.dcpcsb.org or dashboard.dcpcsb.org.
** This school will open in the 2015–16 school year so it has no performance information yet.

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SCHOOL DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
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Campus Address
Telephone

Ward

Description

Grades
(2015-16)

2014
Tier

PK3–2

N/A

2S[]Q`OQg>`S^1]\U`Saa6SWUVba>1A’eeeRS[]Q`OQg^`S^]`U
3100 MLK Jr. Ave SE 20032
202-561-0860

8

College Prep

3–7

*

3OUZS/QORS[g>1A³3OUZS1S\bS`Ob;Q5]U\Sg’eeeSOUZSOQORS[g^Qa]`U
3400 Wheeler Rd SE 20032
202-544-2646

8

Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) program

PK3–3

N/A

PK3–3

N/A

PK3–3

N/A

PK3–2

N/A

3OUZS/QORS[g>1A³<Se8S`aSg/dS\cS’eeeSOUZSOQORS[g^Qa]`U
1017 New Jersey Ave SE 20003
202-459-6825

6

Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) program

3O`Zg1VWZRV]]R/QORS[g>1A’eeeSQO^Qa]`U
4025 9th St SE 20032
202-373-0035

8

College Prep

3:6Og\Sa>1A³3ZS[S\bO`gAQV]]Z’eeeSZVOg\Sa]`U
4501 Kansas Ave NW 20011
202-706-5828

4

College Prep,
Expeditonary Learning

3–4

2

9–12

2

5–8

2

3:6Og\Sa>1A³6WUVAQV]]Z’eeeSZVOg\Sa]`U
4501 Kansas Ave NW 20011
202-706-5838

4

College Prep,
Expeditonary Learning

3:6Og\Sa>1A³;WRRZSAQV]]Z’eeeSZVOg\Sa]`U
3600 Georgia Ave NW 20010
202-667-4446

1

College Prep,
Expeditonary Learning

3ZaWSEVWbZ]eAb]YSa1][[c\Wbg4`SSR][>1A’eeeSeab]YSa]`U
3700 Oakview Ter NE 20017
202-265-7237

5

PK3–2

Dual Language

3–5

N/A

2

3fQSZ/QORS[g>1A³2@3/;’eeeSfQSZ^Qa]`U
2501 MLK Jr. Ave SE 20020
202-373-0097

8

Single sex

PK3–3

N/A

3fQSZ/QORS[g>1A³:3/2’eeeSfQSZ^Qa]`U
2501 MLK Jr. Ave SE 20020
202-373-0097

8

4–7; will
grow to 8

Single sex

2

4`WS\RaVW^>1A³0Z]e>WS`QS3ZS[S\bO`g’eeeT`WS\RaVW^aQV]]Za]`U
725 19th St NE 20002
202-572-1070

7

College Prep

PK3–3

N/A

Tier 1 = 1 X Tier 2 = 2 X Tier 3 = 3 X Untiered = N/A
= School is participating in My School DC. See page 9 to learn more.
X = Not participating in My School DC, common lottery.
Contact school directly for enrollment information.

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DC Public Charter School Board

SCHOOL DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
School / Campus Name • Website
Campus Address
Telephone

Ward

Description

Grades
(2015-16)

2014
Tier

Friendship PCS – Blow-Pierce Middle • www.friendshipschools.org
725 19th St NE 20002
202-572-1070

7

College Prep

4–8

2

Friendship PCS – Chamberlain Elementary • www.friendshipschools.org
1345 Potomac Ave SE 20003
202-547-5800

6

College Prep

PK3–3

N/A

Friendship PCS – Chamberlain Middle • www.friendshipschools.org
1345 Potomac Ave SE 20003
202-547-5800

6

College Prep

4–8

1

9–12

2

Friendship PCS – Collegiate Academy • www.friendshipschools.org
4095 Minnesota Ave NE 20019
202-396-5500

7

Career/Technical, College Prep

Friendship PCS – Southeast Elementary Academy • www.friendshipschools.org
645 Milwaukee Pl SE 20032
202-562-1980

8

College Prep

PK3–2
3–5

N/A

1

Friendship PCS – Technology Preparatory Academy • www.friendshipschools.org
620 Milwaukee Pl SE 20032
202-562-1681

8

Career/Technical, College Prep

6–8
9–12

2
2

Friendship PCS – Woodridge Elementary • www.friendshipschools.org
2959 Carlton Ave NE 20018
202-635-6500

5

International Baccalaureate

PK3–3

N/A

Friendship PCS – Woodridge Middle • www.friendshipschools.org
2959 Carlton Ave NE 20018
202-635-6500

5

1

International Baccalaureate

4–8

Science, Technology,
Engineering, and
Mathematics (STEM)

K–6; will
grow to 12

N/A

PK3–2

N/A

Harmony DC PCS • www.harmonydc.org
62 T St NE 20002
202-529-7500

5

Hope Community PCS – Lamond • www.hopecommunitycs.org
6200 Kansas Ave NE 20011
202-722-4421

4

College Prep

3–6

2

Hope Community PCS – Tolson • www.hopecommunitycs.org
2917 8th St NE 20017
202-832-7370

5

College Prep

PK3–2
3–8

N/A

2

N/A = No tier is available because there were no students in the grade who took the standardized test,
the school was not open in the previous year — the time period upon which the scores are based
— or the school is an early childhood, adult, or alternative education programs. To learn more
about performance results, visit data.dcpcsb.org or dashboard.dcpcsb.org.
** This school will open in the 2015–16 school year so it has no performance information yet.

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SCHOOL DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
School / Campus Name • Website
Campus Address
Telephone

Ward

Grades
(2015-16)

Description

2014
Tier

Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science PCS • www.howard.edu/ms2
405 Howard Pl NW 20059
202-806-7725

1

Math and Science

6–8

2

7

Career/Technical, College Prep

9–12

2

IDEA PCS • www.ideapcs.org
1027 45th St NE 20019
202-399-4750

X

Ideal Academy PCS • www.iapcs.com
6130 North Capitol St NW 20011
202-729-6660

4

PK3–2

College Prep

3–8

N/A

2

Ingenuity Prep PCS • www.ingenuityprep.org
4600 Livingston Rd SE 20032
202-374-8458

8

Blended Learning

PK3–2; will
grow to 8

N/A

PK3–2

N/A

Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS • www.inspiredteachingschool.org
200 Douglas St NE 20002
202-248-6825

5

Arts Integration

3–7; will
grow to 8

2

5–8

1

KIPP DC – AIM Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
2600 Douglass Rd SE 20020
202-678-5477

8

College Prep

KIPP DC – Arts and Technology Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
5300 Blaine St NE 20019
202-398-6811

7

College Prep

PK3-K

N/A

KIPP DC – College Preparatory PCS • www.kippdc.org
1401 Brentwood Pkwy NE 20002
202-678-2527

5

College Prep

9–12

1

KIPP DC – Connect Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
1375 Mount Olivet Rd NE 20002
202-396-5477

5

College Prep

PK3–K

N/A

PK3–K

N/A

PK3–K

N/A

1–4

N/A

KIPP DC – Discover Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
2600 Douglass Rd SE 20020
202-678-7735

8

College Prep

KIPP DC – Grow Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
421 P St NW 20001
202-986-4769

6

College Prep

KIPP DC – Heights Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
2600 Douglass Rd SE 20020
202-610-5323

8

College Prep

Tier 1 = 1 X Tier 2 = 2 X Tier 3 = 3 X Untiered = N/A
= School is participating in My School DC. See page 9 to learn more.
X = Not participating in My School DC, common lottery.
Contact school directly for enrollment information.

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SCHOOL DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a ( ) in the final box.
School / Campus Name • Website
Campus Address
Telephone

Ward

Description

Grades
(2015-16)

2014
Tier

KIPP DC – KEY Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
4801 Benning Rd SE 20019
202-582-5477

7

College Prep

5–8

1

1–4

N/A

PK3–K

N/A

5–7; will
grow to 8

N/A

1–2

N/A

3–4

1

1– 4

N/A

1–2; will
grow to 4

N/A

KIPP DC – Lead Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
421 P St NW 20001
202-223-4505

6

College Prep

KIPP DC – LEAP Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
4801 Benning Rd SE 20019
202-582-5327

7

College Prep

KIPP DC - Northeast Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
1375 Mount Olivet Rd NE 20002
202-397-5477

5

College Prep

KIPP DC – Promise Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
4801 Benning Rd SE 20019
202-582-1390

7

College Prep

KIPP DC - Quest Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
5300 Blaine St NE 20019
202-398-6811

7

College Prep

KIPP DC – Spring Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
1375 Mount Olivet Rd NE 20002
202-397-5477

5

College Prep

KIPP DC - Valor Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
Opening in August 2015
5300 Blaine St NE 20019
202-398-6811

7

College Prep

5–6

**

4–8

1

KIPP DC – WILL Academy PCS • www.kippdc.org
421 P St NW 20001
202-328-9455

6

College Prep

X

Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS • www.lambpcs.org
1375 Missouri Ave NW 20011
202-726-6200
1800 Perry St NE 20018
202-525-5105

4

Montessori, Language
Immersion

PK3 –3

N/A

PK3–5

1
X

LAYC Career Academy PCS • www.laycca.org
3047 15th St NW 20009
202-319-2228

1

Adult Education, Career/
Technical, College Prep

Adult Ed/
Ages 16-24

N/A

N/A = No tier is available because there were no students in the grade who took the standardized test,
the school was not open in the previous year — the time period upon which the scores are based
— or the school is an early childhood, adult, or alternative education programs. To learn more
about performance results, visit data.dcpcsb.org or dashboard.dcpcsb.org.
** This school will open in the 2015–16 school year so it has no performance information yet.

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SCHOOL DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a (

n the fina box.

School / Campus Name • Website
Campus Address
Telephone

Ward

Description

Grades
(2015-16)

2014
Tier

PK3–2; will
grow to 6

N/A

PK3–2

N/A

Lee Montessori PCS • www.leemontessori.org
200 Douglas St NE 20017

5

Montessori

X

Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS • www.mmbethune.org
1404 Jackson St NE 20017
202-459-4710

5

Arts Integration,
Language Immersion

3–8

2
X

Maya Public Charter High School • www.seeforever.org
5600 East Capitol St NE 20019
202-379-4335

7

Alternative Program

9–12

N/A

X

Maya Angelou PCS – Young Adult Learning Center • www.seeforever.org
5600 East Capitol St NE 20019
202-289-8898

7

Adult Education,
Career/Technical

1

College Prep

Adult Ed/
Ages 17-24

N/A

PK3–2

N/A

Meridian PCS • www.meridian-dc.org
2120 13th St NW 20009
202-387-9830

3–8

2
X

Monument Academy PCS • www.monumentacademy.org
500 19th St NE 20002
202-770-6361

TBD

Boarding School

TBD

**

Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS • www.mundoverdepcs.org
30 P St NW 20001
202-630-8373

5

Dual Language,
Expeditionary Learning

PK3–4; will
grow to 5

N/A

National Collegiate Preparatory PCHS • www.nationalprepdc.org
4600 Livingston Rd SE 20032
202-832-7737

8

College Prep,
International Baccalaureate

9–12

2
X

The Next Step/El Próximo Paso PCS • www.nextsteppcs.org
3047 15th St NW 20009
202-319-2249

1

Alternative Program

Ages 16–24

N/A

9–12

N/A

6–8

N/A

PK3–2

N/A

Paul PCS – International High School • www.paulcharter.org
5800 8th St NW 20011
202-291-7499

4

Arts Integration, College Prep

Paul PCS – Middle School • www.paulcharter.org
5800 8th St NW 20011
202-291-7499

4

Arts Integration, College Prep

Perry Street Preparatory PCS • www.pspdc.org
1800 Perry St NE 20018
202-529-4400

5

College Prep

3–8

2

Tier 1 = 1 X Tier 2 = 2 X Tier 3 = 3 X Untiered = N/A
= School is participating in My School DC. See page 9 to learn more.
X
Contact school directly for enrollment information.

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DC Public Charter School Board

SCHOOL DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a (

n the fina box.

School / Campus Name • Website
Campus Address
Telephone

Ward

Description

Grades
(2015-16)

2014
Tier

PK3–2

N/A

Potomac Prep PCS • www.potomacprep.org
4401 8th St NE 20017
202-526-6003

5

College Prep

3–8

2

Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts • www.richardwrightpcs.org
770 M St SE 2nd Floor 20003
202-388-1011

6

Journalism and Media, Arts
Integration, College Prep,
Language Immersion

8–12

2
X

Roots PCS • www.rootspcs.org
15 Kennedy St NW 20011
202-882-8073

PK3–2
4

African centered curriculum

N/A

3–8

3

6–8

2

9–12

1

X

SEED Public Charter School of Washington, DC • www.seedschooldc.org
4300 C St SE 20019
202-248-7773

7

College Prep, Boarding School

Sela PCS • www.selapcs.org
6015-17 Chillum Pl NE 20011
202-670-7352

4

Language Immersion

PK3–3; will
grow to 5

N/A

PK3–4; will
grow to 6

N/A

6–8

N/A

9–10; will
grow to 12

N/A

Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS • www.ss-montessori.org
6015 Chillum Pl NE 20011
202-723-1467

4

Montessori, Arts Integration

Somerset Preparatory Academy PCS • www.somersetdc.com/
3301 Wheeler Rd SE 20032
202-562-9170

8

International Baccalaureate

X

St. Coletta Special Education PCS • www.stcoletta.org
1901 Independence Ave SE 20003
202-350-8680

7

Special Education, Adult
Education, Arts Integration

Ages 3–22

N/A

Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS • www.thurgoodmarshallacademy.org
2427 MLK Jr. Ave SE 20020
202-563-6862

8

Pub

Policy/Law

9–12

1
X

2315 18th Pl NE 20018
202-832-1108

PK3–2
5

College Prep

3–8

N/A

3

Two Rivers PCS • www.tworiverspcs.org
1227 4th St NE 20002
202-546-4477

6

1234 4th St NE 20002
202-543-8477

6

PK3–2

N/A

Expeditionary Learning
3–8

1

N/A = No tier is available because there were no students in the grade who took the standardized test,
the school was not open in the previous year — the time period upon which the scores are based
— or the school is an early childhood, adult, or alternative education programs. To learn more
about performance results, visit data.dcpcsb.org or dashboard.dcpcsb.org.
** This school will open in the 2015–16 school year so it has no performance information yet.

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SCHOOL DIRECTORY
If a school interests you, put a (

n the fina box.

School / Campus Name • Website
Campus Address
Telephone

Ward

Grades
(2015-16)

Description

2014
Tier

Two Rivers PCS – Young • www.tworiverspcs.org
820 26th St NE 20002
202-546-4477

5

Expeditionary Learning

PK3–1

**

6–7

**

9–12

1

5–8

2

Washington Global PCS • www.washingtonglobal.org
Opening August 2015
202-534-7901

TBD

Internationally-based academic
and cultural curriculum

Washington Latin PCS – High School • www.latinpcs.org
5200 2nd St NW 20011
202-223-1111

4

Classical Education

Washington Latin PCS – Middle School • www.latinpcs.org
5200 2nd St NW 20011
202-223-1111

4

Classical Education

Washington Mathematics Science Technology PCHS • www.wmstpchs.org
1920 Bladensburg Rd NE 20002
202-636-8011

5

International Baccalaureate
Program; Science, Math,
9–12
Engineering, Technology (STEM)

2

Washington Yu Ying PCS • www.washingtonyuying.org
220 Taylor St NE 20017
202-635-1950

5

Language Immersion;
International Baccalaureate

PK3–2
3–5

N/A

1

William E. Doar, Jr. PCS for the Performing Arts • www.wedjschool.us
705 Edgewood St NE 20017
202-269-4646

PK3–2
5

Performing Arts

3–8

N/A

2
X

YouthBuild PCS • www.youthbuildpcs.org
3014 14th St NW 20009
202-319-0141

1

Adult Education, Alternative,
Career/Technical

Adult Ed/
Ages 16-24

N/A

Tier 1 = 1 X Tier 2 = 2 X Tier 3 = 3 X Untiered = N/A
= School is participating in My School DC. See page 9 to learn more.
X = Not participating in My School DC, common lottery. Contact
school directly for enrollment information.

N/A = No tier is available because there were no students in the grade who took the standardized test,
the school was not open in the previous year — the time period upon which the scores are based
— or the school is an early childhood, adult, or alternative education programs. To learn more
about performance results, visit data.dcpcsb.org or dashboard.dcpcsb.org.
** This school will open in the 2015–16 school year so it has no performance information yet.

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