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Our DC PCSB office will be closed on Monday, February 20 in commemoration of President's Day

Roots Public Charter School, Roots PCS,

Founded in 1999 by Dr. Bernida Thompson, Roots PCS is one of only a handful of schools in DC that teaches from an African-centered perspective.

Today is the last day for National School Counseling Week 2017, "School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential”.

From February 6-10, we have been celebrating National School Counseling Week.

This week ABC7 News Reporter Richard Reeve visited César Chávez Prep Middle School, reporting on the success of DC Public Charter Schools. 

 Friendship Collegiate Academy, DCPCSB

18 students at Friendship Collegiate Academy received college football scholarships. 

Read our latest issue of DC Public Charter Schools Now

Our Executive Director Scott Pearson made the following statement about Chancellor Antwan Wilson.

Many of our DC Public Charter Schools participated in National School Choice Week and attended events at the US Capitol.  The following is an accumulation of pictures from these celebrations. 

The Board will meet on Monday January 23 at 6:30 and the meeting will livestream. View the meeting agenda.  

Throughout the United States an increasing number of students are attending public charter schools.

Check to see if your school is closed. 

Read our latest issue of DC Public Charter Schools Now

As we celebrate 20 years, here's our progress. In school year 2016-17, 65 nonprofits operate 118 schools that educate students living in every ward in the city, up from three schools in 1996.

The DC public charter schools are public and tuition-free, open to all students, and they do not have selective entrance requirements. They offer District families a wide variety of quality educational choices.

Today, the District of Columbia has released its School Equity Reports for the 2015-16 school year. Reporting on several measures of school equity including, but not limited to, enrollment, discipline, and student achievement, the Equity Reports give schools, families, and communities transparent and comparable information across public schools in the District. Every District of Columbia Public School and public charter school has an Equity Report, and each report shows individual school data in comparison to the citywide average.

School Equity Reports display a three-year trend of public school students, DCPS and public charter schools, consistently doing better overall. 

The annual EdFEST is this Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the DC Armory. (2001 East Capitol).

Read our latest issue of DC Public Charter Schools Now

Last week, we hosted a celebratory luncheon in downtown DC at the National Press Club on the recently released school quality reports with more than 40 Tier One schools.

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today the DC Public Charter School Board issued the following statement about Mayor Browser’s pick to be the new DC Public Schools Chancellor:

Last week, we hosted a celebratory luncheon in downtown DC at the National Press Club on the recently released school quality reports with more than 40 Tier One schools.

The Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. View the agenda here.  

On Wednesday, November 16, we hosted a celebratory luncheon in downtown DC at the National Press Club on the recently released school quality reports with more than 40 Tier One schools.