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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.

Washington, DC ---Rick Cruz, Chairman of the DC Public Charter School Board made the following statement after the Board approved five schools to open in the 2021-22 school year:

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.

DC PCSB uses OSSE’s audited enrollment report and data file along with its own data on school quality to analyze enrollment trends across the District.

Last week, school registrar and front office staff  from all over the city gathered for a two-hour session  to learn best practices from their peers and DC PCSB, on collecting and maintaining accurate student records and information.

These schools have little to no waitlist based on the My School DC SY 2019-20 lottery results. 

There are 11,861 individual students on the My School DC lottery waitlists to attend one or more PK-12 public charter schools in SY2019-20, a 4.8% increase over last year’s 11,317 students and a 22.2% increase from the 9,703 students in SY2017-18. 

In April 2018, the DC Public Charter School Board launched a major initiative -- #TransparenSEE -- to provide detailed information about DC PCSB and public charter schools.