Notice of Petition to Amend Charter: Enrollment Ceiling Increase, Campus Replications, and New Location – DC Prep
SUMMARY: The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (“DC PCSB”) announces an opportunity for the public to submit comment on a request submitted by DC Preparatory Public Charter School (“DC Prep PCS”) on January 30, 2017 to increase its existing enrollment ceiling, replicate its program to operate two new schools over the next three years, and add a new location in SY 2017-2018 to accommodate its existing Anacostia Elementary School campus.
DC Prep PCS is currently in its fourteenth year of operation serving students in grades PK3 through eighth at five campuses located in Wards 5, 7 and 8: Anacostia Elementary, Benning Elementary, Benning Middle, Edgewood Elementary, and Edgewood Middle. DC Prep PCS has consistently been a high performing network of charter schools that provides college preparatory programs for students in the District. The school would like to increase its enrollment ceiling to accommodate its plan to open a new PK3-8 school in SY 2018-2019, and a new middle school in SY 2020-2021. Additionally, beginning in SY 2017-2018, the school plans to relocate its existing Anacostia Elementary School to a new, permanent facility located at 1409 V Street, SE in Ward 8.
Pursuant to the School Reform Act, D.C. Code 38-1802 et seq., a charter school must submit a petition to revise its charter, which includes its enrollment ceiling, number of campuses and locations.