Notification of Public Hearing for a New School Application

Eleven New Schools Seek to Open in DC

This new charter school application cycle the DC Public Charter School Board is amending its notice of intent to hold a public hearing1 on new charter school applications. DC PCSB will hold a public hearing on 11 new charter applications on April 22, 2019 and April 23, 2019, one more than previously noticed. DC PCSB will hold a vote on all applications at the board meeting on May 20, 2019. Please see below for more information about the additional application.

Anna Julia Cooper
 Mission The training of the head, hand, and heart of K-12 youth in Washington, DC through a content-rich classical education in the liberal arts and sciences with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue, nurturing good and self-governing citizens.
 Grades  K-12
Link to Application Anna Julia Application


Arabic Language
Mission The school aims to educate children of diverse abilities, from all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a safe, welcoming, supportive, joyful, rigorous educational environment. ALPCS curriculum and culture are designed to nurture all students to become effective global citizens in a multicultural world.
Grades  PK 3-5
Link to Application Arabic Language Application


Aspire to Excellence Academy
Mission Aspire to Excellence Academy (“Aspire Academy”) will offer high-quality pre-school and vocational educational options for children, teenagers and adults in the District of Columbia. In a supportive learning environment, Aspire Academy will serve as a guiding force for students to successful navigate their educational careers toward achieving a purpose-filled life.
Grades PK3-PK4, Adult
Link to Application Aspire to Excellence Academy Application


BOLT Academy
Mission BOLT Academy will prepare DC high school students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to be successful in colleges, careers, and life.
Grades 9-12
Link to Application BOLT Academy Application


Capital Village
Mission The mission of Capital Village Public Charter Schools is to prepare all students, regardless of background or circumstance, to reach their full potential in college, career, and life in order to become agents of change in their communities
Grades 5-8
Link to Application Capital Village Application


 Mission  Evolve Public Charter School will empower a diverse group of DC high  school scholars to discover and realize their purpose through a project based, internship-focused education that is fully customized to their unique strengths and challenges
Grades  9-12
Link to Application  Evolve Application



Girls Global Academy
Mission The mission of Girls Global Academy is to foster pathways to lead and learn
Grades  9-12
 Link to Application  Girls Global Academy Application
I Dream Academy DC
Mission  I Dream Academy DC is an intentionally transformative learning community that nurtures 3-10 year-olds to imagine and fulfill their dreams and aspirations.  We collaborate with communities to customize purposeful, self-directed learning opportunities for all children.
Grades PK3-5
Link to Application I Dream Academy Application 



Social Justice School
Mission  The Social Justice School (SJS), will catalyze an integrated community of middle school students, 5th-8th grade, to be scholar-activists who are designers of a more just world.
Grades 5-8
Link to Application Social Justice School Application


The Sojourner Truth School
Mission The mission of the The Sojourner Truth School is to empower students to transform the world. Students at Truth will graduate ready for success in college, career, life.
Grades 6-12
Link to Application Sojourner School Application


The Garden Education
Mission The mission of the The Garden Education is to equitably transform student outcomes through rigorous and relevant teaching, consistent socioemotional support, and rewarding community partnerships.
Grades 9-12
Link to Application The Garden Education