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DC Charter Schools Directory Charter Schools Vital to DC's Educational Renaissance Let's Move! Dance As An Indoor Winter Activity for Kids Overscheduled: Finding Balance in the Extracurricular Arms Race

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Rocketship School. . . . . . . . . . . .6 FEATURES: Charter Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Let's Move: Dance as an Indoor Winter Activity for Kids . . . . .8 Overscheduled: Finding a Balance in the Extraciricular Arms Race . . . . 12 Charter Schools Vital to DC's Educational Renaissance . . . . . . . 16 Directory of Schools. . . . . . . . . . 20


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Charter Choice by Anita Walls

Every parent wants the best education possible for their child. Public charter school choices increase across the country every day, allowing parents and students the opportunity to find a program that will fulfill the academic needs of their family. When selecting a charter school research is the key. Visit school websites to learn about the mission and focus, talk to currently enrolled students and their parents, set up a school visit during school hours, and interview the principal and teachers. Consider the following questions during your search: 1. What educational need does a particular charter school meet that the others don’t? 2. What is the class size? 3. What is the particular type of curriculum and learn format? 4. What is the level of teacher interaction? 5. Most importantly during your search eliminate any 4

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schools that do not meet your child’s academic needs. Remember, brochures and test scores do not tell the whole story of any school. Personally I find the benefits of a public charter school education priceless. My child is currently enrolled in Friendship Public Charter School Online (FPCSO) campus. The online campus of the charter school balances the importance of academic rigor with my child’s desire to explore additional outside activities during school hours. Each day the educational goals of my child are presented to me through the online school (OLS) and I, along with the teachers, oversee the mastery of the topics for each subject. The K12 curriculum used by FPCSO is a rich, challenging program that allows my child to be motivated and engaged. Home education with accountability has been our academic reality for seven years, allowing my child to flourish intellectually. Because of the flexibility of our schedule he participates in an afternoon pottery/ceramics class, in which he ex-


plores his creative passion. Through FPCSO we attend local museums and theater performance field trips with other FPCSO students. Through K12 my child has also participated in online clubs, online summer camps, The Winterland Competition (Gingerbread house building) and the wonderful Advanced Learner Program (ALP) where my child has participated in gardening, cooking and book club in past years, connecting with other online learners across the country. It is great for parents to have the option of a virtual charter school, like DC FPCSO, because all children learn differently and thrive in different environments. Being able to create that environment at home, and know that K12 has the ability to customize a program according to my student needs, frees me to educate my child in a one on one situation. Weekly class connect sessions (online class with teachers) for my child and conferences with the teachers (who monitor the individual student’s needs) means there is someone to help troubleshoot any problems we may have. The one word that comes to mind is‌.Awesome!

to parents and students who are looking for the right fit academically, to help them soar.

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ROCKETSHIP SCHOOL

With New Rocketship School, You have Your Village By Keisha Clark, Ward 8 Parent and Community Member On a rainy morning last spring, I participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking of a brand new Rocketship school in Woodland Taerrace. The start of the construction was significant to me, not only because the school will be where I send two of my children – Ky-Arnie and Britteny – for the next handful of years. It was also significant because I witnessed the start of real change in our community. Rocketship is more than just a new public elementary charter school. It is an integral anchor in our community. The school will provide the foundation children in Ward 8 need to set them on the right path to excel in school and beyond. For those who may not know, Rocketship is a network of high performing public charter schools that works with 6

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underserved students in neighborhoods where access to excellent education is limited. In partnership with AppleTree Early Learning, Rocketship will open up its first elementary school in Washington, DC in the Woodland Terrace neighborhood of Ward 8 in 2016. Construction of a brand new, state of the art 54,000 square foot facility is currently underway. The new school will even include a nature trail – which is definitely unique in Washington, DC. I was honored to give a short keynote speech at the groundbreaking for the new Rocketship School in Woodland Terrace, which is also where I live. I remember standing at the podium, and looking at the many faces in Continued on page 11


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“Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.” - First Lady Michelle Obama As an artist and educator, I have always been an advocate of dance and movement training for everyone; for children beginning at the pre-school level through adulthood. The overall physical, academic and social benefits of dance last a lifetime. First Lady, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign was launched in 2010, the same 8

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year the Princess Mhoon Dance Institute (PMDI) was founded. The vision for a healthier generation of American youth came at a perfect time as it mirrored the development of the institute’s introduction to the community. PMDI launched in October 2010, during the dynamic Let’s Move! campaign and was a timely outlet during the winter months. Cold days were ahead of us and many families with children were looking for an indoor movement activity such as dance. With winter there are restrictions on the types of physical activities our children can engage. Outdoor team sports are limited by shorter days and dropping temperatures.


The allure of XBOX, the Ipad, and watching a marathon of tv shows is much more desirable than braving the cold. In addition, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays further reinforce reasons for youth to stay indoors. During these holidays we share memories with family and sit around the house enjoying a few extra helpings of cake, cobbler, and ice cream. While all of these pasttimes are enjoyable, unfortunately they do not involve movement and promote obesity in children. Fortunately, there are many options for physical activities that are not restricted by seasonal limitations. Let’s consider dance: The Physical Benefits of Dance: • Dancing keeps the brain and body active and vital • Improved physical and cardiovascular health • Increased flexibility and range of motion

Social Benefits of Dance: • Learning patience with self and cooperation with

others • Improved communication skills • Improved social interaction through a group activity • Enhanced self-esteem through mastery of dance skills over time

Habits that are developed during childhood and teen years set the stage for how one approaches their physical health as an adult. Therefore, parents should make it a priority for their children to keep moving especially through the winter months. Let’s consider dance. This winter, explore dance at the Princess Mhoon Dance Institute. Our winter session begins January 2016!

• Increased physical strength and stamina • Improved muscle tone • Improved posture, balance, and coordination • Improved circulation and stress reduction

The Academic Benefits of Dance:

About the Author: Princess Mhoon is the mother of 3, an artist, scholar and entrepreneur in the Nation’s Capital. She is the Founder and Director of the Princess Mhoon Dance Institute, an internationally acclaimed choreographer, and published writer. She holds a BFA in Dance and an MA in Public History from Howard University.

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kinesthetic movement and rhythmic dances Enhanced knowledge of sequencing patterns used in dance phrases: ABA, AB, ABC Explore math concepts using sets of 4, as it relates 4, 8 and 16 counts within dance phrases Learn about stressed and unstressed syllables in language by hearing, feeling and clapping the accented and unaccented beat of the rhythm with hands, tambourines or drums Develop memorization techniques by repeating the order of steps and sequences Learn to use arms in opposition to legs for right-left brain development

For more information visit on Classes, Camps, & InSchool Programs: Princess Mhoon Dance Institute | 926 Philadelphia Avenue | Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 301-448-1663 | info@princessmhoondance.com | www. princessmhoondance.com Sources: http://www.letsmove.gov/about | http://www. livestrong.com/article/214791-the-benefits-of-dance-forkids/ | http://www.livestrong.com/article/323211-benefits -of- increased-blood-circulation/

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the crowd that support this amazing new opportunity in my community. I could have talked about Rocketship’s educational model that incorporates excellent teachers, personalized learning and engaged parents. But, I wanted to say something about the role Rocketship will fill in our community. So I said this: “They say it takes a village to raise a kid. With Rocketship, you have your village.” And I really mean that. When you send your child to Rocketship, you gain not only amazing teachers – but an extended family of people who care about the growth and well-being of your child. I was lucky enough to visit another Rocketship school in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this year. When I walked into the kindergarten class, I was blown away by what I saw. Not only were the kids smart and well-behaved, but the teachers knew every child’s name and his or her par-

ents’ names. The teacher was working with every single child until he or she understood the lesson. In addition to that, kids were helping their fellow classmates who were still working to understand. All the kids in the classroom and the teacher were in it together. I have no doubt that when I send my children to Rocketship, they will be going to a place where they can succeed. If we can provide this to all children in Woodland Terrace, we can get our community back. Rocketship is so much more than just a school. It will be an asset to our neighborhood that will nurture smart, well-rounded kids and our community’s future leaders. It’s the village we need to raise our children.

I have no doubt that when I send my children to Rocketship, they will be going to a place where they can succeed. One of the central components of Rocketship’s teaching model involves parents. As a mother, I want to be involved in my children’s education as much as possible. I am the most powerful advocate for my children, and Rocketship values my voice. Rocketship is coming to Ward 8 in 2016 to offer the community a new resource for our children and a new way to think about education. I am so thrilled that with this new school, I can give my kids the gift of a high quality education. I can also be confident that I’m sending them to a safe place with kind, passionate and caring teachers. Every time I walk by the construction site for the school, I get excited knowing that Ky-Arnie and Britteny will be students there. All children deserve access to quality education, and unfortunately many children in Ward 8 don’t have this. Rocketship will help change that. When Rocketship opens in the fall of 2016, Ky-Arnie and Britteny will be there. I can’t wait to walk them to school that morning, take them to class and meet their teachers. I encourage you to learn more about Rocketship’s first school in Washington, DC at www.rsed.org/dc. ★★★ Visit us online at DCCharterSchoolsMag.com |

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Things have changed significantly since the days of coming home from school, maybe grabbing a snack or completing homework, but in no time heading back out of the door to find neighborhood cronies to get into mischief with. These days, every moment of our children’s days are pre-choreographed from the development of the term “playdate” to competitive sports and activities that demand endless hours of weekly practice and rehearsal, not to mention demanding schedules for performances and competitions. From birth, in many communities across the country parents begin the race to enroll their child in the top pre-schools in the nation, which unconsciously places undue pressure on youngsters to “perform” from their first Apgar test, to meeting early childhood developmental milestones. In response to demands to make sure your newborn will “measure” up to his/her infant peers, as early as six weeks old you can enroll your infant in classes such as music, movement and planned social interaction. Research supports the notion that involvement in extracurricular activities can boost academic performance (Luther, Shoum & Brown, 2006), increase self-esteem (Barber, Eccles & Stone, 2001) and keep youth, adolescents especially, engaged in school (Luther, et al, 2006). In the quest to raise well-rounded children, many parents struggle with knowing how many is too many activities for your child. In order to find this balance, it is important to start with examining your priorities. Even at a very young age you can teach your children values about what is really important by how you spend and invest your (and their) time. Pressure to make sure your child “measures-up” and can be competitive with peers can become detrimental in some situations. The demands of a rigorous academic program coupled with participation in multiple extracurricular pursuits can lead to sleep deprivation, fatigue and premature burnout. In fact, the pressure that some children feel for high performance can lead to the development of stress-related symptoms such as insomnia, stomach aches, head aches, anxiety and depression (Gilbert, 1999). In order to avoid these pitfalls, Children's Hos-

pital of Philadelphia has published tips to help children maintain balance between academics and activities: • Check in on time management. Regularly discuss

the schedule with your child to make sure their involvement in extracurricular activities isn't negatively impacting their academics. Discuss scheduling and time management to be sure they are not overwhelmed. Divide your attention equally. Be sure that you spend as much time with your child reviewing schoolwork as you do in helping to prepare for a sports game or practice for a music or dance recital. Don't push in the wrong direction. Encourage your children to get involved in at least one club or activity of their choosing. Pushing children into an extracurricular activity that they don't like, may lead to resentment of you and/or the activity. Promote real-world activities. Volunteering or getting involved in a language club or the school yearbook can help to make learning a child's favorite subject, such as English or Mandarin, even more enjoyable. Encourage role models. Kids need the friendship and inspiration found in the relationships with teachers, counselors, and coaches that develop during extracurricular activities. Foster friendships. Allow children to be involved with friends as part of these clubs to build lasting relationships. Teach them about teamwork and competition. Encourage an interest in sports or other activities that require tryouts and competition. Kids will learn the value of good teamwork and competition. Talk about good sportsmanship and build strong self-esteem. Being involved in extracurricular activities can sometimes mean losing or winning an event or competition. Help prepare your child for those ups and downs. Be honest about what extracurricular activities cost. Make sure your child understands that extracurricular activities can often add extra costs to the Continued on page 18

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LEADERSHIP

Best in Ward 7—Becoming One of the Best in DC More IDEA students are prepared for college and career than students at all other Ward 7 high schools, according to the new rigorous PARCC test that students took last year. IDEA stood out as the top-scoring open enrollment high school in Ward 7 and ranked among the top 10 high schools citywide in reading and math on the exam.

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What People Are Saying About IDEA “IDEA is a school of champions!” — DC Ward 7 Councilmember the Honorable Yvette Alexander “The Academy of Construction and Design is just one more step in IDEA’s march toward being one of the best schools in DC.” — DC Public Charter School Board Executive Director Scott Pearson “IDEA is an example of what can happen when dedicated school leaders set a culture of high expectations for both students and staff,” — DC Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith.

IDEA Public Charter School prepares students in 9th through 12th grades with the academic, social, leadership, and occupational skills for post-secondary opportunities and to be responsible citizens who contribute to the community ideapcs.org facebook.com/IDEAPCSpage twitter.com/IDEA_PCS instagram.com/idea_pcs info@ideapcs.org 202-399-4750 Justin Rydstrom Head of School

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Educational Renaissance By Scott Pearson and Nina Rees

When First Lady Michelle Obama visited Capital City Public Charter School last month, she met Gerson Quinteros, a graduate of Capital City who now attends the University of the District Columbia. Gerson told Mrs. Obama that when he came to the United States from El Salvador at nine years old, he didn’t know English and was often bullied. But when he arrived at Capital City, he was welcomed with open arms, treated the same as every other kid, and given the support and encouragement to blossom as a student. Gerson is one of the millions of students across America who have benefited from the educational options made available by charter schools. Public charter schools have taken firm root in Washington, DC. This year, for the first time since charter schools were introduced to the District 18 years ago, more public schools in the city are run by charters than by DC Public Schools (DCPS). What started as an experiment in educational innovation has now become a mainstay for Dis16

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trict families, with 44 percent of public school students exercising the choice to attend a charter school. And a recent report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools found that DC has the healthiest charter school movement in the country, based on measures of growth, quality, and innovation. All parents hope their children follow in Gerson’s footsteps and attend college. Or they may be like the parents of Daniel, a special-needs student at AppleTree, a preschool charter program in DC. (We’ve changed Daniel’s real name to protect his anonymity.) Daniel’s parents worked with AppleTree teachers and school leaders to ensure he received individualized support that’s allowed him to get comfortable in the classroom, improve his communication skills, and enjoy going to school. The proliferation of charter schools in the District - there are now 112 - has given more parents the opportunity to find a school that meets their child’s needs.


Some people have misconceptions about charters, mistakenly thinking that they’re private schools, or that they only take the best students, or that they get more money than other public schools. In reality, DC’s charter schools are public, tuition-free, open to all and non-selective. Their students tend to perform higher than the citywide average year-after-year. Students who come from disadvantaged families or have special needs do particularly well at charter schools relative to their peers at other schools. The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) oversees the District’s charter schools, with the mission of ensuring quality and choice for all students. Ensuring quality means that before a charter school is allowed to

open, the nonprofit proposing to run it must say - in writing - how it will improve DC’s educational landscape. If it fails to meet its goals, it is held accountable. That’s why 12 charters had to close in the last two years alone. In return for meeting high standards, charters also have flexibility. Freed from bureaucratic rules and procedures, charters are able to quickly adjust their curriculum, introduce new programs, or hire teachers who are masters in their field. By design, public charter schools are more nimble and innovative than traditional public schools, giving parents more choices to find the best match for their child. Continued on page 19

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family budget (for uniforms, instruments, and club fees) so that they value your financial commitment. • See switching gears as normal. Don't be too upset if your child wants to change activities. It's important to try new things and switching activities is a healthy part of childhood development. •

Adapted from information retrieved on The Centers for Youth and Families (http://centersforyouthandfamilies. org/) High activity involvement becomes particularly toxic only when it occurs in an overly demanding and critical family milieu (Luthar, et al, 2006). Thus, providing positive support in a warm nurturing environment can mean the difference between thriving and building character vs. developing potentially crippling emotional problems. Hence, parents must carefully craft opportunities for your child to challenge him/herself, build skills outside of academics, and develop invaluable personality characteristics such as grit. In Paul Tough’s book, “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character,” we learn that the development of “noncognitive” skills such as persistence, self-control, conscientiousness and self-confidence are far more valuable than high IQ or SAT scores when looking at long-term achievement and success. Therefore, a delicate balance must be struck between supporting children’s interests and non-academic pursuits, while at the same time ensuring that they build a strong educational foundation, along with other invaluable personality traits such as character. Another common notion is that overscheduling can lead to a reduction in opportunities for children to spend invaluable quality time with their family. One measure of quality time is the number of days a week children (and adolescents) eat dinner with parents, which is an important determinant in reducing maladjustment (Luther, et al, 2006). Research suggests that children who eat dinner with their families, on average, develop stronger vocabularies, build self-confidence, participate more often in school and learn important social skills. Even further, pressuring children to engage in activities they’d rather 18

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not (or do not enjoy) also leads to increased emotional distress for the child. Know your child and be mindful about his/her interests and limits. Take the time to check-in frequently to gauge your child’s continued interest and comfort level with a chosen activity. Encourage them to remain keenly involved in the selection and participation in activities to build a sense of responsibility and increase overall adjustment. Make sure they can come to you, and as a parent, listen to your child when he/she feels it is time to slow down, or put on the breaks. Striking the right balance based on your child’s individual needs and interests can ultimately lead to invaluable gains in the extracurricular arms race. RefeRences Barber, B. L., Eccles, J. S., Stone, M. R. (2001). Whatever Happened to the Jock, the Brain, and the Princess? Young Adult Pathways Linked to Adolescent Activity Involvement and Social Identity. Journal of Adolescent Research, 16, 429-455. CFCY Marketing (2012, September 28). School and Extracurricular Activities – It’s a Balancing Act. Retrieved October 6, 2014 fro http://centersforyouthandfamilies.org Gilbert, S. (1999, August 3). For Some Children it’s an Afterschool Pressure Cooker. New York Times, p. F-7. Luthar, S., Shoum, K. & Brown (2006). Extracurricular Involvement Among Affluent Youth: A Scapegoat for “Ubiquitous Achievement Pressures”? Developmental Psychology, 42, 583-597. Tough, P. (2012). How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. New York, NY: Mariner Books.

Dr. Maia Coleman King is a licensed clinical psychologist who treats patients for individual, group and couples therapy. As a partner at Psychological Group of Washington (PGW), Dr. Coleman King balances the roles of administrator, as well as clinician, supervisor and Assistant Clinical Psychology Professor for The George Washington University. Dr. Coleman King specializes in treating women struggling with symptoms of depres-


sion and anxiety, as well as couples seeking assistance in building communication skills, overcoming differences, and making decisions that are more satisfying. In addition, she has over ten years of experience in the psychological assessment of adults and children (including educational, psychological, intelligence and intellectual (IQ) testing such as the WISC-IV and WPPSI-IV). Dr. Coleman King earned her Ph.D. at Howard University in Clinical Psychology in 2004. She is also a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she earned a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology. Dr. Coleman King completed her Internship at the APA-accredited Howard University Counseling Service Internship Program. She has five years of experience working as a Certified School Psychologist and Psychology Program Manager in the District of Columbia Public School System. Dr. Coleman King completed a Post-Graduate Fellowship with the Washington Chapter of the New York Freudian Society and is a professional member of the American Psychological Association as well as the Association for Black Psychologists. In 2014, Dr. Coleman King became a member and Chairman of the District of Columbia’s Department of Health Board of Psychology. She has been invited to speak on numerous health panels, has appeared in local and national media outlets (including television, radio, newspaper and magazine), and was a recurring guest on Skyline 360, a weekly radio program on WVLS Radio. Special Thanks to: Andreanetta Haywood Psychological Group of Washington intern. Maia Coleman King, Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist Psychological Group of Washington 1707 L Street, NW #220 Washington, DC 20036 ph. 202.223.9844 fx. 202.223.9845 www.psychgroupdc.com friend us on facebook: psychgroupdc follow us on twitter: @psychgroupdc

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To help parents and the community make those choices, DC PCSB ranks all charter schools as Tier 1, 2 or 3, with Tier 1 being the best. Proudly, 21% of public charter schools today are Tier 1, and more and more parents are enrolling their children in these high-performing schools each year. It’s also worth noting that, unlike neighborhood-based DC public schools, charters are citywide schools. About half of charter students attend a school outside their ward. That’s why many charter schools are more racially and economically diverse than traditional DC public schools. DC PCSB and DCPS compete to be the best, but also collaborate to provide better information to parents through the joint DC Education Festival at the Convention Center and to streamline the admissions process through “My School DC,” the common lottery. Charter and DCPS school leaders often work together to improve their practices and to learn from each other. This year, DC PCSB is focusing on several initiatives to take charter school quality to the next level. This includes preparing to meet the demands of the new Common Core assessments; improving services for students whose first language is not English; reducing out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, particularly in early childhood programs; and ensuring greater transparency in operations. Charter schools have been a vital part of DC’s educational renaissance, with total public school enrollment growing for the first time in 50 years. Not everything is perfect and there is still plenty of room for improvement, but DC parents and students are better off with two robust school systems challenging each other to keep getting better. Nina Rees is the president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Scott Pearson is the executive director of the DC Public Charter School Board. Reprint from the Huffington Post.

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https://www.facebook.com/aohdc

421 Alabama Ave SE 20032

Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS Middle

8

www.achievementprep. org

202-562-1214

@AchievementPrep

https://www.facebook.com/ AchievementPrep

908 Wahler Place SE 20032

Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS Elementary

8

www.achievementprep. org

202-562-1214

@AchievementPrep

https://www.facebook.com/ AchievementPrep

1500 Mississippi Avenue SE 20032

AppleTree Early Learning PCS Columbia Heights

1

www.appletreeinstitute. org

202-667-9490

@AppleTreeInst

https://www.facebook.com/ AppleTreeDC

2750 14th Street NW 20009

AppleTree Early Learning PCS Lincoln Park

6

www.appletreeinstitute. org

202-667-9490

@AppleTreeInst

https://www.facebook.com/ AppleTreeDC

138 12th Street NE 20002

AppleTree Early Learning PCS Oklahoma Ave

7

www.appletreeinstitute. org

202-667-9490

@AppleTreeInst

https://www.facebook.com/ AppleTreeDC

320 21st Street NE 20002

AppleTree Early Learning PCS Southeast [Douglass Knoll]

8

www.appletreeinstitute. org

202-667-9490

@AppleTreeInst

https://www.facebook.com/ AppleTreeDC

2017 Savannah Terrace SE 20020

AppleTree Early Learning PCS Southeast [Parklands]

8

www.appletreeinstitute. org

202-667-9490

@AppleTreeInst

https://www.facebook.com/ AppleTreeDC

2011 Savannah Street SE 20020

AppleTree Early Learning PCS Southwest

6

www.appletreeinstitute. org

202-667-9490

@AppleTreeInst

https://www.facebook.com/ AppleTreeDC

801 7th Street SW 20009

BASIS DC PCS

2

www.basisdc.org

202-393-5437

@BASISDC

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ BASIS-DC/141406749252771

410 8th Street NW 20004

Breakthrough Montessori PCS

www.breakthrough montessori.org

https://www.facebook.com/ breakthroughMontessori

Bridges PCS [Main]

4

www.bridgespcs.org

202-545-0515

@BridgesPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Bridges-Public-CharterSchool/134161169991984

1250 Taylor Street NW 20011

Bridges PCS [Secondary]

4

www.bridgespcs.org

202-545-0515

@BridgesPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Bridges-Public-CharterSchool/134161169991984

1244 Taylor Street NW 20011

Bridges PCS [Sharpe]

4

www.bridgespcs.org

202-545-0515

@BridgesPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Bridges-Public-CharterSchool/134161169991984

4300 13th Street NW 20011

Briya PCS [Georgia Ave]

4

www.briya.org

202-797-7337

@briyapcs

https://www.facebook.com/BriyaPCS

3912 Georgia Ave NW 20011

Briya PCS [Main]

1

www.briya.org

202-797-7337

@briyapcs

https://www.facebook.com/BriyaPCS

2333 Ontario Road NW 20009

Briya PCS [Newton St]

1

www.briya.org

202-797-7337

@briyapcs

https://www.facebook.com/BriyaPCS

1755 Newton Street NW 20010

Capital City PCS High School

4

www.ccpcs.org

202-808-9800

@CapitalCityPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ CapitalCityPCS

100 Peabody Street NW 20011

Capital City PCS Lower School

4

www.ccpcs.org

202-808-9800

@CapitalCityPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ CapitalCityPCS

100 Peabody Street NW 20011

Capital City PCS Middle School

4

www.ccpcs.org

202-808-9800

@CapitalCityPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ CapitalCityPCS

100 Peabody Street NW 20011

Carlos Rosario International PCS [Harvard St]

1

www.carlosrosario.org

202-797-4700

@CR_School

https://www.facebook.com/ CarlosRosarioSchool

1100 Harvard Street NW 20009

Carlos Rosario International PCS [Sonia Gutierrez]

5

www.carlosrosario.org

202-797-4700

@CR_School

https://www.facebook.com/ CarlosRosarioSchool

514 V Street NE 20002

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DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS WEBSITE

PHONE NUMBER

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

ADDRESS

Cedar Tree Academy PCS

8

cedartree-dc.org

202-610-4193, 4194, 5780

Center City PCS Brightwood

4

www.centercitypcs.org

202-723-3322

@CenterCityPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ CenterCityPCS

6008 Georgia Avenue NW 20011

Center City PCS Capitol Hill

6

www.centercitypcs.org

202-723-3322

@CenterCityPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ CenterCityPCS

1503 East Capitol Street SE 20003

Center City PCS Congress Heights

8

www.centercitypcs.org

202-723-3322

@CenterCityPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ CenterCityPCS

220 Highview Place SE 20032

Center City PCS Petworth

4

www.centercitypcs.org

202-723-3322

@CenterCityPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ CenterCityPCS

510 Webster Street NW 20011

Center City PCS Shaw

6

www.centercitypcs.org

202-723-3322

@CenterCityPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ CenterCityPCS

711 N Street NW 20001

Center City PCS Trinidad

5

www.centercitypcs.org

202-723-3322

@CenterCityPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ CenterCityPCS

1217 West Virginia Avenue NE 20002

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Capitol Hill

6

www.chavezschools.org

202-547-3424

@chavezschools

https://www.facebook.com/ ChavezSchools

709 12th Street SE 20003

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Ch√°vez Prep

1

www.chavezschools.org

202-723-3975

@chavezschools

facebook.com/ChavezSchools

770 Kenyon Street NW 20010

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Parkside High School

7

www.chavezschools.org

202-398-2230

@chavezschools

facebook.com/ChavezSchools

3701 Hayes Street NE 20019

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Parkside Middle School

7

www.chavezschools.org

202-398-2230

@chavezschools

facebook.com/ChavezSchools

3701 Hayes Street NE 20019

Children's Guild DC PCS

5

www.tcgdc.org

202-568-1322

N/A

N/A

2146 24th Place NE 20018

Community College Preparatory Academy PCS

8

www.ccprep-academy. org

202- 610- 5780

N/A

N/A

2405 Martin Luther King Avenue SE 20020

Creative Minds International PCS

5

www.creativemindspcs. org

202-588-0370

N/A

N/A

3700 North Capitol Street NW 20011

DC Bilingual PCS

5

www.dcbilingual.org

@CentroNia

https://www.facebook.com/ DCBilingual?fref=ts

33 Riggs Road NE 20011

DC Prep PCS Anacostia Elementary

8

www.dcprep.org

@DCPrep

facebook.com/dcprep

1102 W Street SE 20020

DC Prep PCS Benning Elementary

7

www.dcprep.org

202-398-2838

@DCPrep

facebook.com/dcprep

100 41st Street NE 20019

DC Prep PCS Benning Middle

7

www.dcprep.org

202-396-3780

@DCPrep

facebook.com/dcprep

100 41st Street NE 20019

DC Prep PCS Edgewood Elementary

5

www.dcprep.org

202-635-4411

@DCPrep

facebook.com/dcprep

707 Edgewood Street NE 20017

DC Prep PCS Edgewood Middle

5

www.dcprep.org

202-832-5700

@DCPrep

facebook.com/dcprep

701 Edgewood Street NE 20017

DC Scholars PCS

7

www.dcscholars.org

202-559-6138

@DCScholarsPCS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ DC-Scholars-Public-CharterSchool/101768606613939?fref=ts

5601 East Capitol Street SE 20019

Democracy Prep Congress Heights PCS

8

www.democracyprep. org/

202-561-0860

@DemocracyPrep

https://www.facebook.com/ DemocracyPrepPublicSchools

3100 Martin Luther King Avenue SE 20032

District of Columbia International School

1

www. dcinternationalschool. org

202-808-9033

@dcischool

www.facebook.com/ dcinternationalschool

3220 16th Street NW 20010

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@cedartreedc

https://www.facebook.com/ CedarTreeDC

701 Howard Road SE 20020


DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS CAMPUS/FACILITY NAME WARD

WEBSITE

PHONE NUMBER

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

ADDRESS

E.L. Haynes PCS Elementary School

4

www.elhaynes.org

202-667-4446

@ELHaynesPCS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ EL-Haynes-Public-CharterSchool/23357791680

4501 Kansas Avenue NW 20011

E.L. Haynes PCS High School

4

www.elhaynes.org

202-667-4446

@ELHaynesPCS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ EL-Haynes-Public-CharterSchool/23357791680

4501 Kansas Avenue NW 20011

E.L. Haynes PCS Middle School

1

www.elhaynes.org

202-667-4446

@ELHaynesPCS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ EL-Haynes-Public-CharterSchool/23357791680

3600 Georgia Avenue NW 20010

Eagle Academy PCS at Capitol Riverfront

6

www.eagleacademy pcs.org

202-459-6825

@eagleacademypcs

https://www.facebook.com/ EagleAcademyPCS

1017 New Jersey Avenue SE 20003

Eagle Academy PCS at Congress Heights

8

www.eagleacademy pcs.org

202-544-2646

@eagleacademypcs

https://www.facebook.com/ EagleAcademyPCS

3400 Wheeler Road SE 20032

Early Childhood Academy PCS

8

www.ecapcs.org

202-373-0035

N/A

https://www.facebook.com/ ECAPCSDC

4025 9th St SE 20032

Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS

5

www.ewstokes.org

202-265-7237

@StokesSchool

https://www.facebook.com/ StokesSchool

3700 Oakview Terrace NE 20017

Excel Academy PCS DREAM

8

www.excelpcs.org

202-373-0097

@ facebook.com/ExcelAcademyPCS ExcelAcademyPCS

2501 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE 20020

Excel Academy PCS LEAD

8

www.excelpcs.org

202-373-0097

@ facebook.com/ExcelAcademyPCS ExcelAcademyPCS

2501 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE 20020

Friendship PCS Armstrong

5

www.friendshipschools. org

202-572-1070

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship1400 First Street NW 20001 Public-Charter-School/133263133245

Friendship PCS BlowPierce Elementary

7

www.friendshipschools. org

202-572-1070

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship725 19th Street NE 20002 Public-Charter-School/133263133245

Friendship PCS BlowPierce Middle

7

www.friendshipschools. org

202-572-1070

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship725 19th Street NE Public-Charter-School/133263133245 20002

Friendship PCS Chamberlain Elementary

6

www.friendshipschools. org

202-547-5800

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship1345 Potomac Avenue SE Public-Charter-School/133263133245 20003

Friendship PCS Chamberlain Middle

6

www.friendshipschools. org

202-547-5800

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship1345 Potomac Avenue SE Public-Charter-School/133263133245 20003

Friendship PCS Collegiate Academy

7

www.friendshipschools. org

202-396-5500

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship4095 Minnesota Avenue NE Public-Charter-School/133263133245 20019

Friendship PCS - Online

0

www.friendshipschools. org

(202) 281-1700

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship1351 Nicholson Street NW Public-Charter-School/133263133245 20011

Friendship PCS Southeast Elementary Academy

8

www.friendshipschools. org

202-562-1980

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship645 Milwaukee Place SE Public-Charter-School/133263133245 20032

Friendship PCS Technology Preparatory Academy

8

www.friendshipschools. org

202-552-5700

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship2705 Martin Luther King Ave Public-Charter-School/133263133245 SE 20032

Friendship PCS Woodridge Elementary

5

www.friendshipschools. org

202-635-6500

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship2959 Carlton Avenue NE Public-Charter-School/133263133245 20018

Friendship PCS Woodridge Middle

5

www.friendshipschools. org

202-635-6500

@FriendshipPCS

facebook.com/pages/Friendship2959 Carlton Avenue NE Public-Charter-School/133263133245 20018

Goodwill Excel Center PCS

2

Harmony DC PCS School of Excellence

5

www.harmonydcpcs.org

202-529-7500

@Harmonydcpcs

www.facebook.com/harmonydc

62 T St NE 20002

Hope Community PCS Lamond

4

www.hopecommunity cs.org

202-722-4421

N/A

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Imagine-Hope-Community-CharterSchool-Lamond/225388557513830

6200 Kansas Avenue NE 20011

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DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS WEBSITE

PHONE NUMBER

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

ADDRESS

5

www.hopecommunity cs.org

202-832-7370

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Imagine-Hope-Community@ImagineHopeTols Charter-School-TolsonCampus/315226875202347

Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science PCS

1

www.howard.edu/ms2

202-806-7725

N/A

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Howard-University-Middle-School-of- 405 Howard Place NW 20059 Mathematics-Science/91967853595

Ideal Academy PCS

4

www.iapcs.com

202-729-6660

N/A

N/A

6130 North Capitol Street NW 20011

Ingenuity Prep PCS

8

www.ingenuityprep.org

202-562-0391

@ingenuityprep

https://www.facebook.com/ IngenuityPrep

4600 Livingston Road SE 20032

200 Douglas Street NE 20002

1027 45th Street NE 20019

Hope Community PCS Tolson

2917 8th Street NE 20017

Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS

5

www. inspiredteachingschool. org

202-248-6825

@InspiredSchool

https://www.facebook. com/pages/The-InspiredTeaching-DemonstrationSchool/147504981971276#!/ pages/The-InspiredTeaching-DemonstrationSchool/147504981971276

IDEA PCS

7

www.ideapcs.org

202-399-4750

@IDEA_PCS

facebook.com/IDEAPCSpage

Kingsman Academy PCS

6

www.kingsman academy.org

(202) 547-1028

KIPP DC AIM Academy PCS

8

www.kippdc.org

202-678-5477

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

2600 Douglass Road SE 20020

KIPP DC Arts & Technology Academy PCS

7

www.kippdc.org

202-398-6811

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

5300 Blaine Street NE 20019

KIPP DC College Preparatory PCS

8

www.kippdc.org

202-678-2527

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

1405 Brentwood Parkway NE 20002

KIPP DC Connect Academy PCS

5

www.kippdc.org

202-396-5477

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

1375 Mount Olivet Road NE 20002

KIPP DC Discover Academy PCS

8

www.kippdc.org

202-678-7735

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

2600 Douglass Road SE 20020

KIPP DC Grow Academy PCS

6

www.kippdc.org

202-986-4769

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

421 P Street NW 20001

KIPP DC Heights Academy PCS

8

www.kippdc.org

202-610-5323

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

2600 Douglass Road SE 20020

KIPP DC KEY Academy PCS

7

www.kippdc.org

202-582-5477

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

KIPP DC Lead Academy PCS

6

www.kippdc.org

202-223-4505

@KIPPDCLE

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

421 P Street NW 20001

KIPP DC LEAP Academy PCS

7

www.kippdc.org

202-582-5327

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

4801 Benning Road SE 20019

KIPP DC Northeast Academy PCS

5

www.kippdc.org

202-398-5477

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

1375 Mount Olivet Road NE 20002

KIPP DC Promise Academy PCS

7

www.kippdc.org

202-582-1390

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

4801 Benning Road SE 20019

KIPP DC Quest Academy PCS

7

www.kippdc.org

202-397-5477

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

5300 Blaine Street NE 20019

KIPP DC Spring Academy PCS

5

www.kippdc.org

202-397-5477

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

1375 Mount Olivet Road NE 20002

KIPP DC Valor Academy PCS

7

www.kippdc.org

202-397-5477

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

5300 Blaine Street NE 20019

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DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS CAMPUS/FACILITY NAME WARD

WEBSITE

PHONE NUMBER

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

ADDRESS

KIPP DC WILL Academy PCS

6

www.kippdc.org

202-328-9455

@KIPPdc

https://www.facebook.com/KIPPDC

421 P Street NW 20001

Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS [Missouri]

4

www.lambpcs.org

202-726-6200

@LAMBPCS

https://www.facebook.com/LAMBPCS

1375 Missouri Avenue NW 20011

Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS [South Dakota]

5

www.lambpcs.org

202-525-5105

@LAMBPCS

https://www.facebook.com/LAMBPCS

1800 Perry Street NE 20018

LAYC Career Academy PCS

1

www.laycca.org

202-319-2228

@THELAYC

facebook.com/layccareeracademy

3047 15th Street NW 20009

Lee Montessori PCS

5

www.leemontessori.org

202-779-9740

@LeeMontessori

https://www.facebook.com/LMPCS

301 Douglas Street NE 20002

Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS

5

www.mmbethune.org

https://www.facebook.com/ MMBDAPCS

1404 Jackson Street NE 20017

Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS [16th St]

4

www.mmbethune.org

202-459-4710 ext. 600

@MMBDAPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ MMBDAPCS

5412 16th Street NW 20011

Maya Angelou PCS Young Adult Learning Center

7

www.seeforever.org

202-289-8898

@MayaSchools

https://www.facebook.com/ seeforeverfoundation

5600 East Capitol Street NE 20019

Maya Angelou PCS High School

7

www.seeforever.org

202-379-4335

@MayaSchools

https://www.facebook.com/ seeforeverfoundation

5600 East Capitol Street NE 20019

Meridian PCS [13th Street]

1

www.meridian-dc.org

202-387-9830

@meridianpcs

facebook.com/pages/Meridian-Public2120 13th Street NW 20009 Charter-School/237392112967

Meridian PCS [14th Street]

1

www.meridian-dc.org

202-387-9830

@meridianpcs

facebook.com/pages/Meridian-Public3031 14th Street NW 20009 Charter-School/237392112967

Monument Academy PCS

6

www.monument academy.org

N/A

N/A

Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS

5

www.mundoverdepcs. org

202 750-7060

@MundoVerdePCS facebook.com/MundoVerdePCS

National Collegiate Preparatory PCHS

8

www.nationalprepdc.org

202-832-7737

@NationalPrep

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ National-Collegiate-PreparatoryPublic-Charter/327711307752

4600 Livingston Road SE 20032

The Next Step/El Próximo Paso PCS

1

www.nextsteppcs.org

202-319-2249

@thenextsteppcs

https://www.facebook.com/TNSPCS

3047 15th Street NW 20009

Paul PCS International High School

4

www.paulcharter.org

202-291-7499

@PaulPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ PaulPublicCharter

5800 8th Street NW 20011

Paul PCS Middle School

4

www.paulcharter.org

202-291-7499

@PaulPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ PaulPublicCharter

5800 8th Street NW 20011

Perry Street Preparatory PCS

5

www.pspdc.org

202-529-4400

@PerryStreetPrep

https://www.facebook.com/ PerryStreetPrep

1800 Perry Street NE 20018

Potomac Preparatory PCS

5

www.potomacprep.org

202-526-6003

@potomacprep

https://www.facebook.com/ potomacprep

4401 8th Street NE 20017

Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts

6

www.richardwrightpcs. org

202-388-1011

@RWPCSJMA

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Richard-Wright-Public-CharterSchool-for-Journalism-and-MediaArts/120875394605285?ref=hl

770 M Street SE 20003

Rocketship DC PCS

8

www.rsed.org/dc/

202-750-6402

N/A

N/A

Roots PCS

4

www.rootspcs.org

202-882-8073

@RootsPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ RootsPublicCharter

SEED PCS of Washington, DC

7

www.seedschooldc.org

202-248-7773

facebook.com/pages/The@ SEED-School-of-WashingtonTheSEEDSchoolDC DC/123730994320225

4300 C Street SE 20019

Sela PCS

4

www.selapcs.org

202-670-7352

@selapcs

6015 17 Chillum Place NE 20011

202-459-4710 ext. @MMBDAPCS 600

https://www.facebook.com/SelaPCS

500 19th Street NE 20002 30 P St NW 20001

— 15 Kennedy Street NW 20011

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PHONE NUMBER

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

ADDRESS

Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS

4

www.shiningstarspcs. org/

202-723-1467

@shiningstarpcs

Somerset Preparatory Academy PCS

8

www.somersetdc.com/

202-562-9104

@SomersetPrepDC www.facebook.com/somersetprepdc

St. Coletta Special Education PCS

7

www.stcoletta.org

202-350-8680

@STCOLETTA SCHOOL

https://www.facebook.com pages/St-Coletta-of-GreaterWashington/101618584490

1901 Independence Avenue SE 20003

Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS

8

www.thurgoodmarshall academy.org

202-563-6862

@TMAtalks

https://www.facebook.com/ thurgoodmarshallacademy

2427 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE 20020

Two Rivers PCS [Elementary]

6

www.tworiverspcs.org

202-546-4477

@TwoRiverPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ tworiverspcs

1227 4th Street NE 20002

Two Rivers PCS [Middle]

6

www.tworiverspcs.org

202-543-8477

@TwoRiverPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ tworiverspcs

1234 4th Street NE 20002

Two Rivers PCS Young

5

www.tworiverspcs.org

202-388-1360

@TwoRiverPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ tworiverspcs

820 26th Street NE 20002

Washington Global PCS

6

www.washingtonglobal. org

Temp: (202) 534-7901

@Washglobalpcs

Yes

525 School Street SW 20024

Washington Latin PCS Middle School

4

www.latinpcs.org

202-223-1111

@WLPCS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Washington-Latin-Public-CharterSchool/266576123388394

5200 2nd Street NW 20011

Washington Latin PCS Upper School

4

www.latinpcs.org

202-223-1111

@WLPCS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Washington-Latin-Public-CharterSchool/266576123388394

5200 2nd Street NW 20011

Washington Leadership Academy PCS

N/A

N/A

Washington Mathematics Science Technology PCHS

5

www.wmstpchs.org

202-636-8011

N/A

N/A

1920 Bladensburg Road NE20002

Washington Yu Ying PCS

5

www.washington yuying.org

202-635-1950

@YuYingPCS

https://www.facebook.com/ WashingtonYuYingPCS

220 Taylor Street NE 20017

William E. Doar, Jr. PCS for the Performing Arts

5

www.wedjschool.us

202-269-4646

@WEDJPCS

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