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In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher created “Negro History Week” in order to celebrate and recognize the achievements of black Americans.

Our DC PCSB office will be closed on Monday, February 20 in commemoration of President's Day. We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday, February 21.

All DC Public Charter Schools are also closed in commemoration of President’s Day. Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend! 

Roots Public Charter School, Roots PCS,

“Youth are the roots of change and exposure is the key to the intelligence.” – Roots PCS motto

Today is the last day for National School Counseling Week 2017, "School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential”.

From February 6-10, we have been celebrating National School Counseling Week.

 Friendship Collegiate Academy, DCPCSB

18 students at Friendship Collegiate Academy received college football scholarships. 

At Monday’s DC Education Week kick-off event at DC Bilingual PCS, our Executive Director Scott Pearson made the following statement about Chancellor Antwan Wilson:

Many of our DC Public Charter Schools participated in National School Choice Week and attended events at the US Capitol.  The following is an accumulation of pictures from these celebrations. 

The Board will meet on Monday January 23 at 6:30 and the meeting will livestream. View the meeting agenda.  

Throughout the United States an increasing number of students are attending public charter schools.

Check to see if your school is closed. 

As we celebrate 20 years, here's our progress. In school year 2016-17, 65 nonprofits operate 118 schools that educate students living in every ward in the city, up from three schools in 1996.

The DC public charter schools are public and tuition-free, open to all students, and they do not have selective entrance requirements. They offer District families a wide variety of quality educational choices.

Today, the city released the School Equity Reports for the fourth year in a row.  The reports provide unprecedented levels of information on how well each public and public

The annual EdFEST is this Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the DC Armory. (2001 East Capitol).

Last week, we hosted a celebratory luncheon in downtown DC at the National Press Club on the recently released school quality reports with more than 40 Tier One schools.

Last week, we hosted a celebratory luncheon in downtown DC at the National Press Club on the recently released school quality reports with more than 40 Tier One schools.

The Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Watch the webcast and view the agenda here.  

On Wednesday, November 16, we hosted a celebratory luncheon in downtown DC at the National Press Club on the recently released school quality reports with more than 40 Tier One schools.

The Next Step/El Próximo Paso PCS

Today, we released our citywide public charter quality report for Alternative and Adult Education schools, which shows that schools are steadily improving and preparing adult students for college and the workforce.

Students and staff at several DC Charter Schools took part in various Halloween themed activities. They celebrated the holiday with costume contests, book fairs, and arts festivals.

Students, Washington Latin

Today, we released our citywide public charter high school quality report, which shows that schools are steadily improving and preparing students for college and beyond.  

According to unaudited enrollment data released today, 41,784 students are enrolled in DC public charter schools as of October 2016. This is a 7.9% increase from school year 2015-16, when DC public charter schools enrolled 38,905 students.