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Back to School. 

Students at DC public charter schools continue to improve on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Careers (PARCC) test.

The DC Public Charter School Board will host the 4th annual summer graduation ceremony on Thursday, August 15 at 10 a.m. in the Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University. All students planning to participate should check with their school.

This year, six DC Public Charter Schools were honored as “Bold Improvement” schools, based on an analysis conducted by EmPowerK12 and Education Reform Now

The Success of Public Charter Schools

The Success of Public Charter Schools

Back to School Events
List of 2019 - 2020 Back to School Events and School Start Dates

An Overview of DC PCSB’s Charter Application Process

Last year, DC PCSB hosted three “Voices in School Choice” public forums and one with our Parent and Alumni Leadership Council to collect information about the types of school’s families would like to see across the city.

More than 20 schools will be recruiting for various school positions at #WeEducateDC job fair on Tuesday, July 9.  The fair will be held from 10 am to 1 pm at North Hall in Eastern Market. 

Attendees should bring copies of your resume to the event and dress for interviews.

Monument’s Board Chair Charles Moore sent the following letter to the Monument school community

Important information about leadership updates at DC PCSB

Looking for a School for Your Child? Learn Why These Public Charter Schools are Hidden Gems


DC PCSB is closed on Thursday & Friday, June 20-21, for Professional Development.  Our office will resume regular business hours on Monday, June 24, 2019. 


June board meeting will take place on June 25

DC public charter schools’ audited FY 2018 aggregated financial results continue to show strong results, as reflected by the 6 key financial indicators below. Fifty-three schools, or 80% of the total LEAs in the sector, meet or exceed all of these standards.

It's graduation season!  Dates, locations and times of public charter high school graduations are available. 

Today, the DC Public Charter School released the school year 2017-18 Equity Reports for PK-12 schools.  These reports help families and the public see how a public charter school is performing on a variety of measures of educational equity.

Rick Cruz, Chairman of the DC Public Charter Board, made the following opening remarks at the Board's May monthly meeting.

Quality matters to families.  

In the release of this year’s School Quality Report, DC PCSB highlighted that for the fourth straight year, more public charter school students than ever attend a top-ranked public charter school.

The PMF and the STAR framework measure public charter school quality in many common ways and the DC School Report Card includes many additional details (such as school schedules, safety information and extracurriculars) that can help families find quality schools. However, DC PCSB’s School Quality Reports also offers plenty of information to better understand the diverse offerings of DC public charter schools; here are four ways you can use the School Quality Reports to do just that.

Each year, we see more and more families choosing to send their children to a top-ranking public charter school. As our Student Commute Maps show, families are willing to travel for a quality educational program. 

Each year, more than 250 students in grades 10 and 11 apply to be an Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) Scholar for the summer enrichment program.