DC Public Charter School Board

DC Public Charter School Board Enroll for the 2020-2021 school year now! DC PCSB is the 3rd largest charter school community in the nation, creating quality public #charterschool options for 43,000+ students.
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Email: [email protected] We're creating a network of outstanding public charter schools in Washington, DC. These schools are offering families quality and diverse educational choices.

Mission: To provide quality public school options for DC students, families, and communities through: • A comprehensive application review process • Effective oversight • Meaningful support • Active engagement of its stakeholders

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"COVID has altered the face of what education is right now. It’s more than a computer, it’s about a culture." -Karen Ven...
01/12/2021

"COVID has altered the face of what education is right now. It’s more than a computer, it’s about a culture." -Karen Venable-Croft, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Girls Global Academy

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#CLOCMatter
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Interested in learning more about DC Public Charter Schools?Check out our http://bit.ly/DCPCSBPolicies page to learn mor...
01/11/2021

Interested in learning more about DC Public Charter Schools?

Check out our http://bit.ly/DCPCSBPolicies page to learn more about the policies that govern DC's public charter local education agencies!

In SY 2019-20, DC public charter schools offered 13,396 seats across various programs and grades for the SY 20-21 lotter...
01/11/2021

In SY 2019-20, DC public charter schools offered 13,396 seats across various programs and grades for the SY 20-21 lottery.

☑️Roughly 70% of applicants are waiting for a seat at a Tier 1 school.

☑️Grades PK3, PK4, kindergarten, 6, and 9, make up 70% of the total waitlist in the SY 20-21 lottery.

Visit our website for more information on lottery results and waitlist data: http://bit.ly/WaitlistData2021

WARD 6 FAMILIES: Join Jessica Sutter Ward 6 Member DC State Board of Education and DC Public Charter School Board Execut...
01/11/2021

WARD 6 FAMILIES: Join Jessica Sutter Ward 6 Member DC State Board of Education and DC Public Charter School Board Executive Director Dr. Michelle Walker-Davis on Thursday, January 14th, for a Ward 6 Community Conversation discussing issues of importance to schools, students, and families!

Register here: http://bit.ly/Ward6Commcon

Educators at Thurgood Marshall Academy & KIPP DC are helping students process Wednesday's in the classroom!The 74 interv...
01/08/2021
Lessons from an Insurrection: A Day After D.C. Rampage, How 15 Educators From Across U.S. Helped Students Make Sense of the Chaos

Educators at Thurgood Marshall Academy & KIPP DC are helping students process Wednesday's in the classroom!

The 74 interviewed teachers nationwide about how they would present Wednesday’s events and the lessons they’re hoping students take away from those discussions. https://bit.ly/35p4dWt

Teachers across the country faced their students Thursday with a gut-wrenching task: Talking to them about the violent insurrection that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol less than a day before. In D.C., where the breach of the Capitol building by pro-Trump supporters falsely claiming election fraud was....

DID YOU KNOW: Our Adult School Quality Guide for school year 2021-22 is now available?This resource is produced for indi...
01/08/2021

DID YOU KNOW: Our Adult School Quality Guide for school year 2021-22 is now available?

This resource is produced for individuals interested in learning more about programs geared for adult learners!

Visit our website to check it out: http://bit.ly/AdultSchoolQuality21

Regina Rodriguez, Executive Director of Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School has more than 30 years of...
01/08/2021

Regina Rodriguez, Executive Director of Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, an assistant principal, an instructional coach, and most recently as a charter school leader for the last 10 years.

Learn more about Regina's work and passion for education with National Charter Collaborative: https://bit.ly/3q4S5Si

If you registered for #EdFest20, you have until January 11th to access the information and resources provided by more th...
01/07/2021
Event Page | Virtual EdFEST 2020

If you registered for #EdFest20, you have until January 11th to access the information and resources provided by more than 200 DC Public Charter School Board and DC Public Schools!

Visit bit.ly/virtualedfest using your email address to gain access!

Accelevents - Virtual EdFEST 2020 - Saturday, December 12, 2020 | Saturday, December 12, 2020 at . Find event and ticket information.

WARD 6 FAMILIES: Join DC Public Charter School Board Executive Director, Dr. Michelle Walker-Davis and Jessica Sutter Wa...
01/07/2021

WARD 6 FAMILIES: Join DC Public Charter School Board Executive Director, Dr. Michelle Walker-Davis and Jessica Sutter Ward 6 Member DC State Board of Education on Thursday, January 14th, for a Ward 6 Community Conversation discussing issues of importance to schools, students, and families!

Register here to join the conversation: http://bit.ly/Ward6Commcon

Due to yesterday's events at the U.S Capitol, a number of DC Public Charter Schools are closed today, January 7th, 2021....
01/07/2021

Due to yesterday's events at the U.S Capitol, a number of DC Public Charter Schools are closed today, January 7th, 2021.

A full list of closures can be found here: http://bit.ly/PCSClosings

Have you checked out our School Profile pages? 🔍 School profiles serve as a one-stop-shop for parents and families looki...
01/06/2021

Have you checked out our School Profile pages? 🔍

School profiles serve as a one-stop-shop for parents and families looking to find staff contact information, school demographics, academic data, and more!

Visit our website to check them out: http://bit.ly/DCPCSBSchoolProfiles

To support schools in meeting the health, safety, and instructional needs of their communities, many organizations, incl...
01/06/2021

To support schools in meeting the health, safety, and instructional needs of their communities, many organizations, including the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, DC Special Education Cooperative, and more are offering training and resources!

Check out the resources here: https://bit.ly/PCSBSchoolSupport

My School DC lottery applications for school year 2021-2022 are now available online! The My School DC lottery is first ...
01/05/2021

My School DC lottery applications for school year 2021-2022 are now available online!

The My School DC lottery is first come, first serve but families must apply by February 1st (grades 9-12) and March 1st (PK3-8).

Apply here: https://bit.ly/2KUjXdh

Did You Know: In school year 2019-2020, 76.6% of public charter students graduated in four years? This is a slight incre...
01/05/2021

Did You Know: In school year 2019-2020, 76.6% of public charter students graduated in four years? This is a slight increase of 0.2% from 2018-2019!

Visit http://bit.ly/DCPCSB2020GradRates to learn more!

#DCcharterProud

01/04/2021
School Quality Report

ICYMI: Due to COVID-19 and the impact that remote education is having on student learning, the 2020-21 PMF is not tiered this year.

Check out the video below or visit us at https://bit.ly/DCPCSBNOVNews to learn more about how we're measuring school quality for the 2020 school year!

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"I want for every kid what I want for my own kids: the opportunity to be seen, to be known, to be loved, and to be chall...
01/04/2021

"I want for every kid what I want for my own kids: the opportunity to be seen, to be known, to be loved, and to be challenged." - Brandon Johnson, Founding Principal, Social Justice School

Check out National Charter Collaborative at https://bit.ly/3ois29W to learn more about what inspired Brandon's work as an education leader!

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Mark your calendars 📅 The DC Public Charter School Board monthly meeting calendar is now available!Visit https://dcpcsb....
01/04/2021

Mark your calendars 📅 The DC Public Charter School Board monthly meeting calendar is now available!

Visit https://dcpcsb.org/events to view upcoming meetings or to access 2020 board meetings, and materials.

Did You Know: Our FAQ page provides answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding DC Public Charter Schools? ...
01/04/2021

Did You Know: Our FAQ page provides answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding DC Public Charter Schools? 👀

We've even translated them into 6️⃣ different languages!

Visit https://dcpcsb.org/faqs to learn more!

Happy New Year from the DC Public Charter School Board! #DCcharterProud
01/01/2021

Happy New Year from the DC Public Charter School Board!

#DCcharterProud

Keep up with DC Public Charter School news from your 📱 or 💻 by signing up for our newsletter! Subscribe today for monthl...
12/30/2020

Keep up with DC Public Charter School news from your 📱 or 💻 by signing up for our newsletter!

Subscribe today for monthly updates on DC Public Charter Schools, school openings, COVID-19, and more!

Sign up here https://bit.ly/PCSBNewsletter

Want to learn more about DC Public Charter Schools before submitting your My School DC lottery application? Check out ou...
12/29/2020

Want to learn more about DC Public Charter Schools before submitting your My School DC lottery application? Check out our Transparency Hub!

There you can find:

*️⃣ Info on DC Public Charter Schools
*️⃣ DC PCSB Policies
*️⃣ Distance Learning Plans + more

https://bit.ly/TransparencyHub

The DC Public Charter School Board School Quality Guide for school year 2021-22 is now available online! This resource i...
12/29/2020

The DC Public Charter School Board School Quality Guide for school year 2021-22 is now available online!

This resource is produced to allow families to learn more about DC Public Charter Schools, their individual programs, and more.

Download your copy here ➡️ http://bit.ly/SchoolQualityReport2021

Did You Know: The DC Public Charter School Board is an independent government agency in the District of Columbia led by ...
12/28/2020

Did You Know: The DC Public Charter School Board is an independent government agency in the District of Columbia led by a volunteer seven-member board?

We provide oversight to more than 120 public charter schools which are managed by independently run nonprofit organizations.

Meet our Board Members ⬇️

Did You Know: There are dozens of job openings at local charter schools across DC that are looking to hire experienced s...
12/28/2020

Did You Know: There are dozens of job openings at local charter schools across DC that are looking to hire experienced staff members like you?

Start the new year off by landing your dream job!

Visit our Job Opportunities page to explore: https://bit.ly/DCPCSJobs

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the DC Public Charter School Board!  🎄
12/24/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the DC Public Charter School Board! 🎄

While the pandemic magnifies and deepens the vast inequities present in our current systems, Wendy Edwards, Executive Di...
12/23/2020

While the pandemic magnifies and deepens the vast inequities present in our current systems, Wendy Edwards, Executive Director of Early Childhood Academy PCS identifies what success looks like for her young students in the midst of COVID-19 and remote learning ⬇️

Check out the new Center for Democracy & Technology blog post on how I Dream, a DC Public Charter School Board school, h...
12/23/2020
CDT Tech Tales: A Parent’s Perspective on Effective Remote Learning Support - Center for Democracy and Technology

Check out the new Center for Democracy & Technology blog post on how I Dream, a DC Public Charter School Board school, has worked closely with families to optimize the virtual learning experience while protecting #StudentPrivacy and civil rights ⬇️ https://bit.ly/3nGakwO

This post is part of CDT’s storytelling series on EdTech use and student privacy protection during COVID-19. Our experts have spoken with parents, teachers, district leaders, and state officials about how they’ve managed the transition to virtual learning (and in some cases the return of in-pers...

NBA star Russell Westbrook partnered with The Children's Guild to host a safe and socially distant holiday drive where n...
12/23/2020

NBA star Russell Westbrook partnered with The Children's Guild to host a safe and socially distant holiday drive where nearly 300 students received masks, backpacks, and Westbrook's signature Jordan shoe!

Thank you Russell Westbrook for your generosity and the immediate impact you've had on the DC community!

#DCcharterProud

12/23/2020
Measuring School Quality II

Families wanting to learn more about how the DC Public Charter School Board will measure school quality for SY 2020-21 can visit our website to view:

✴️Continuous Education Plans
✴️ Attendance Data
✴️ School Quality Reports
✴️ COVID-19 Impact Policy + more at dcpcsb.org

Meet the newest members of our team and learn about the work they do to help advance the efforts of DC Public Charter Sc...
12/22/2020

Meet the newest members of our team and learn about the work they do to help advance the efforts of DC Public Charter Schools.

➡️ https://bit.ly/NewStaffMembers

#DCcharterProud

We recently asked school leaders what success looks like for their students as COVID-19 magnifies, and here's what Saman...
12/22/2020

We recently asked school leaders what success looks like for their students as COVID-19 magnifies, and here's what Samantha Mild, Director of Early Childhood at Sela Public Charter School shared with us ⬇️

Follow along throughout the week to hear more from DC Public Charter School leaders.

#DCcharterProud

"Our school is rooted in building identity and engaging in real-world work focused on social justice, using liberatory d...
12/21/2020

"Our school is rooted in building identity and engaging in real-world work focused on social justice, using liberatory design thinking." - Myron Long, Founder, and ED Social Justice School

Learn more about Myron and his journey to founding Social Justice School here: https://bit.ly/3nIHifS

Missed our last board meeting of the year? Don't worry, we've got you covered!Visit our website to:➡️ View the board mee...
12/21/2020

Missed our last board meeting of the year? Don't worry, we've got you covered!

Visit our website to:

➡️ View the board meeting agenda
➡️ Access board meeting materials
➡️ Watch a playback of the meeting

Available online now: https://bit.ly/PCSBDecMtg20

Choice means that families can pick from dozens of unique public charter schools that offer new and innovative approache...
12/18/2020

Choice means that families can pick from dozens of unique public charter schools that offer new and innovative approaches to learning.

Some employ very structured educational environments, while others focus on language immersion, blended learning, Montessori, expeditionary learning, adult education programs, and much more.

Check out our 2021-22 School Quality Report Guide to find the perfect fit for your student: https://bit.ly/SchoolQualityReport2021

Address

3333 14th St NW, Ste 210
Washington D.C., DC
20010

Columbia Heights Metro Station Metrobus: 52,53,54

General information

Our goal is to ensure that students and families in Washington, DC have access to quality public charter school education. We do that by setting tough academic standards, using a comprehensive charter application review process and effective oversight, providing meaningful support and actively involving parents, school leaders, the community and policy makers.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday 08:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 17:30

Telephone

(202) 328-2660

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Discovering Me...Without You: An Annual Personal Essay Contest is for teen girls 14-17 who live in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Region. It is designed to aid in the healing of fatherless girls. Hosted by Esther Productions, Inc. - estherproductionsinc.com/contest #dmv #online #parents #educators #writers Deadline Extended to December 15th.
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