Back to School for DC Public Charter School Students

Monday, August 28, 2017

For Immediate Release: Monday August 28, 2017
Contact: Tomeika Bowden,
tbowden@dcpcsb.org

Back to School for DC Public Charter School Students

Board Hosts #Back2YourFutureDC Instagram TakeOver

Washington, D.C. — As students across the District return to school, the number of pupils attending top-performing DC public charter schools continues to rise. Public charter school students can find a diverse set of options including extended day, Montessori, language immersion, expeditionary learning, and much more.

This year, a projected 44,361 PK-12 students will attend a DC public charter school, roughly a 3,000 student increase over last year. An additional 470 adult learners will attend a public charter school this year. This year, 66 nonprofits will operate 120 schools across the City.  For more information, visit our school profile pages

To celebrate students returning to the classroom, the DC Public Charter School is hosting a “#Back2YourFutureDC Instagram Takeover."  The Instagram Takeover started on Monday, August 21st and will end on Friday, September 1st. Follow us on Instagram (@dcpcsb) to see public charter school students enjoying school.  

School Year Highlights

New Innovative School Opens

On September 5, a new public charter alternative high school will open at 1500 Harvard Street NW in Ward 1. Sustainable Futures PCS is designed for “At-Promise” youth aged 14 – 22. The school will help students earn a high school diploma and prepare them for a post-secondary path of their choosing. Learn more about the school at its website

Top Performing Schools Expand

  • Center City PCS - the school’s Brightwood and Petworth campuses have both expanded to educate prekindergarten-3 (PK3) students. The schools serve students in grades PK3 through 8.
  • DC Prep PCS - the school’s Benning Middle campus will educate students in eighth grade. The school educates students in grades 4-8.
  • DC Scholars PCS - the school will educate students in eighth grade. The school educates students in grades PK3 through 8.
  • DC International School - the school will educate students in grade 10. The school educates students in grades 6-10 and will grow to grade 12.  

New School Locations

  • DC Prep PCS - the school’s Anacostia campus will open in its permanent location at 1409 V Street SE in Ward 8.
  • DC International School - the school will locate to its permanent location at the Walter Reed Campus, 6900 Georgia Ave NW, in Ward 4.
  • LAMB PCS - the school will co-locate with DC International at the former Walter Reed Campus, 6900 Georgia Ave NW, in Ward 4.
  • LAYC Career Academy PCS - the school will operate at 3220-24 16th Street NW in Ward 1.
  • Rocketship DC PCS - Legacy - the school will open a new campus in two temporary locations for the first half of the 2017-18 school year. The two temporary locations are: 330 21st Street NE and 2335 Raynolds Place SE.
  • YouthBuild PCS - the school will operate at  3220 16th Street NW in Ward 1.