BROWSE STATES

District of Columbia Charter Schools

119 Charter Schools
42,400 Students in Charter Schools
1996 Year Legislation Passed

State Resources

A Call to Action to Improve the Quality of Full-Time Virtual Charter Public Schools ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools16 Jun, 2016 Currently, more than 180,000 students attend 135 full-time virtual charter schools in 23 states and the District of Columbia. While some students do well in a full-time virtual… Read more
Grappling With Discipline in Autonomous Schools: New Approaches From D.C. and New Orleans ReportsBetheny Gross, Sivan Tuchman, Sarah Yatsko, Center for Reinventing Public Education13 Jun, 2016 This report profiles leading efforts by two cities to bring consistency and fairness to discipline practices in both district and charter schools—with promising early results:… Read more
DC Public Charter School Board 14 Apr, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently visited the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) to learn about its authorizing process, and more specifically,… Read more
Case Study: AppleTree 06 Apr, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently observed a successful and expanding network of charter schools for three- and four-year-olds and documented findings… Read more
DC PCSB Best Practices and Resource Guide ReportsDC Public Charter School Board14 Mar, 2016 The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is one of the nation’s leading charter school authorizers. PCSB oversees 60 Washington, DC charter schools across 109… Read more
Case Study: Two Rivers 24 Jun, 2015 Background Two Rivers Public Charter School is a high-performing PK-8 school located in Washington, D.C. More than three dozen parents from the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood… Read more
How to Start a Charter School in DC ToolkitsFriends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS) 18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in DC, click "view resource" above.
Shuttered Public Schools: The Struggle to Bring Old Buildings New Life ReportsThe PEW Charitable Trusts19 Feb, 2013 This 2013 report from the PEW Charitable Trusts focuses on the use of closed public school district buildings in 12 cities. The report notes that charter schools have occupied 42… Read more
A Mission to Serve: How Public Charter Schools Are Designed to Meet the Diverse Demands of Our Communities ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools17 May, 2012 This report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) profiles six charter schools that have “proved successful at closing the achievement gap for their… Read more