Here's How Academic Achievement is Measured in Each Charter School

DC’s public charter schools are independently run public schools operated by a nonprofit that gets greater flexibility over its operations in exchange for increased performance accountability. The school is established by a “charter,” which is a contract describing specific elements of the school. The charter agreement includes things like the school’s mission, grades served, plans for student enrollment and growth, instructional methods, student policies, academic achievement goals, and more. The agreement also tells how all these areas will be measured. Often, schools choose to select the Performance Management Framework (PMF) as their goals and student academic achievement expectations in their charter agreement. Schools adopt the targets laid out in that policy to allow for a common standard of rigor, with a lower target for new schools that gets progressively higher as LEAs become more experienced (i.e., we set higher expectations for LEAs that have been around longer). Our policy also includes an improvement provision, which allows us to balance a high standard with a reasonable look at struggling schools that are successfully turning things around.

There are 66 nonprofits operating public charter schools in Washington DC. Below is a list of the schools that have selected the PMF as their goals and student academic achievement expectations in their charter agreements.

 

Schools with the PMF as Their Charter Agreement Goals

PMF Framework

Academy of Hope Public Charter School

Adult Education

Achievement Prep PCS

PK - 8

AppleTree Early Learning PCS

PK - 8

BASIS DC PCS

PK - 8

BASIS DC PCS

High School

Breakthrough Montessori PCS

PK - 8

Bridges PCS

PK - 8

Briya PCS

PK - 8

Briya PCS

Adult Education

Capital City PCS - High School

High School

Capital City PCS - Lower School

PK - 8

Capital City PCS - Middle School

PK - 8

Carlos Rosario International PCS

Adult Education

Cedar Tree Academy PCS

PK - 8

Center City PCS

PK - 8

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Capitol Hill

High School

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Chavez Prep

PK - 8

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Parkside High School

High School

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Parkside Middle School

PK - 8

City Arts & Prep PCS

PK - 8

Community College Preparatory Academy PCS

Adult Education

Creative Minds International PCS

PK - 8

DC Bilingual PCS

PK - 8

DC Prep PCS

PK - 8

DC Scholars PCS

PK - 8

Democracy Prep Congress Heights PCS

PK - 8

District of Columbia international School

PK - 8

E.L. Haynes PCS - Elementary School

PK - 8

E.L. Haynes PCS - Middle School

PK - 8

E.L. Haynes PCS - High School

High School

Eagle Academy PCS

PK - 8

Early Childhood Academy PCS

PK - 8

Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS

PK - 8

Excel Academy PCS

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Armstrong Elementary

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Blow Pierce Elementary

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Blow Pierce Middle

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Chamberlain Elementary

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Chamberlain Middle

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Southeast Elementary

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Online Academy

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Southeast Elementary

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Technology Preparatory Middle School

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Woodridge International Elementary

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Woodridge International Middle

PK - 8

Friendship PCS - Technology Preparatory High School

High School

Friendship PCS - Collegiate Academy

High School

Goodwill Excel Center PCS

Alternative Accountability

Harmony DC PCS

PK - 8

Hope Community PCS

PK - 8

Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science PCS

PK - 8

IDEA PCS

High School

Ideal Academy PCS

PK - 8

Ingenuity Prep PCS

PK - 8

Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS

PK - 8

Kingsman Academy PCS

Alternative Accountability

KIPP DC - College Preparatory Academy PCS

High School

KIPP DC - Aim Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Arts and Technology Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Connect Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Discover Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Grow Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Heights Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - KEY Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Lead Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - LEAP Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Northeast Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Promise Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Quest Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Spring Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - Valor Academy PCS

PK - 8

KIPP DC - WILL Academy PCS

PK - 8

Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS

PK - 8

LAYC Career Academy PCS

Adult Education

Lee Montessori PCS

PK - 8

Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS

PK - 8

Maya Angelou PCS - High School

Alternative Accountability

Maya Angelou PCS - Young Adult Learning Center

Adult Education

Meridian PCS

PK - 8

Monument Academy PCS

Alternative Accountability

Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS

PK - 8

National Collegiate Preparatory PCHS

High School

Paul PCS - Middle School

PK - 8

Paul PCS - High School

High School

Perry Street Preparatory PCS

PK - 8

Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts

High School

Rocketship PCS

PK - 8

Roots PCS

PK - 8

SEED PCS of Washington DC

High School

SEED PCS of Washington DC

PK - 8

Sela PCS

PK - 8

Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS

PK - 8

Somerset Preparatory Academy

PK - 8

Somerset Preparatory Academy PCS

High School

St. Coletta Special Education PCS

Alternative Accountability

Sustainable Future PCS

Alternative Accountability

The Children’s Guild DC PCS

Alternative Accountability

The Next STep/El Proximo Paso PCS

Adult Education

Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS

High School

Two Rivers PCS

PK - 8

Washington Global PCS

PK - 8

Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

PK - 8

Washington Latin PCS - Upper School

High School

Washington Math Science Technology PCS

High School

Washington LEadership Academy PCS

High School

Washington Yu Ying PCS

PK - 8

YouthBuild DC PCS

Adult Education

 

However, some schools choose to create their own goals. Each school with unique goals is listed below. To read each school’s goals, click here.

Capital City PCS

Creative Minds International PCS

DC Prep PCS

Howard University Public Charter Middle School of Mathematics and Science

KIPP DC PCS

Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS

National Collegiate Prep PCS

Roots PCS

Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS

Youthbuild PCS

 

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