Authorizer and District Resources
National and International Impact
The DC Public Charter School Board has greatly improved student performance, school quality, and the access to high-quality public charter school seats. We have a positive impact each and every day in the quality of education provided to the charter students in Washington, DC and beyond.
Our Best Practices are the Model for School Authorizing
As a leading charter school authorizer, recognized by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), the DC Public Charter School Board has greatly improved student performance, school quality, and the access to high-quality public charter school seats. These best practice resources will help authorizers and school districts improve the practice of authorizing.
Charter school authorizers are entities with the following three main tasks:
Approve schools who are appropriately authorized
Oversee schools while in operation
Revoke school charters if they fail to meet standards
Because charter schools are autonomous, authorizers, if using best practice, do not dictate how they operate. Instead, they hold schools responsible for meeting the goals articulated within their charter agreements.
Visit Us and Learn Our Best Practices
We pride ourselves on the quality and impact our best practices have on the schools, quality of education they provide, and the youth who thrive in these charter schools. We would love to host your organization in our Washington, DC office so you can learn firsthand about our authorizing best practices. Contact us by email or phone.
(202) 328 - 2660
An Honest Approach to Discipline
This white paper examines our approach to supporting decreased out-of-school suspension rates and highlights strategies put in place by three DC public charter school networks - Center City PCS, Chavez PCS, and Friendship PCS.EndFragment