In 1996, six charters
were awarded by the Board of Education.
Of the 95 DC charters that have been awarded since 1996, four plan to open this fall. Of the 91 remaining:
Eight schools never made it past the first hurdle, a compliance review that requires the school show it is ready to serve students.
Another 27 schools opened their doors for anywhere from one month to 14 years before closing.
All 35 schools that are no longer operating closed under the direct oversight, involvement and guidance of DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) or the former Board of Education (BOE).