Lee Montessori PCS

200 Douglas St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Ward 5

Friday, June 3 2016, 9:00-11:00am


Established in 2014, Lee Montessori PCS implements a highly structured, child-centered approach to education. Students receive individualized or small-group academic lessons in multi-age classrooms taught by highly trained instructors. Serving three primary classrooms (ages 3-6) and one lower elementary classroom (ages 6-9), Lee Montessori PCS provides students with the freedom to learn at their own pace, to act independently in the classroom, and to explore the world around them.

In their first two years of operations, Lee Montessori has distinguished itself by creating diverse, high-performing environments for all of its students. They have made significant progress in increasing the percentage of children from low-income families (from 15% in year one to 34% in year two) while maintaining strong academic and social-emotional outcomes. In their founding year, the school met or exceeded all performance expectations established by the PCSB's Performance Management Framework. And, while they are not yet eligible to receive a performance tier, they anticipate achieving Tier I status by the time they qualify.


Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Capitol Hill High School

709 12th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Ward 6

Friday, May 6, 2016, 9:00-11:00am


Established in 1998, Chavez Schools Capitol Hill High School is a Tier 2 public charter high school located in Ward 6’s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. The high school serves 365 students, 13% are Hispanic/Latino and 87% are African American. 43% of students are directly certified for free/reduced meals.


At the foundation of Chavez Schools’ success is the curriculum that emphasizes civic leadership and the academic and cognitive skills necessary for success in college and beyond. Civic leadership instruction requires scholars to interact with their community and assume responsibility for solving current complex issues. This is accomplished through quarterly performance tasks, advocacy projects and grade level public policy experiences.


Chavez Schools leverage the incredible wealth of public policy resources located in the nation’s capital to engage students as empowered citizens. In addition, Chavez requires scholars to go beyond being just consumers of current events, but engage in the creation of the policies and practices that will lend themselves to positive change in their communities and in the world.


Chavez’s Capitol Hill campus boasts a 100% college acceptance rate and has amassed over $288,000 in scholarship monies to date.


Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS

2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Ward 8

Friday, March 4, 2016, 9:00-11:00am


Established in 2001, Thurgood Marshall Academy (TMA) is a Tier 1 public charter high school located in Ward 8’s historic Anacostia neighborhood. TMA serves nearly 400 students; almost 100% are African-American and ~75% are low-income.


In addition to preparing students for college success, TMA focuses on instilling an understanding of democracy and the ability to advocate for themselves and others. To do so, it weaves elements of law and justice through all subject areas and provides enrichment opportunities that include tutoring and law-based programs at leading local law firms, mentoring, and community service projects. Through this unique focus, TMA aims for every student to develop his own voice and learn widely applicable skills—the ability to solve complex problems, to think critically, and to advocate persuasively.


Every member of TMA’s first nine graduating classes was accepted to a two or four-year college and received financial assistance; over 90% attend college within the first year of high school graduation, and 94% of alumni persist from freshman to sophomore year. Notably, TMA alumni are graduating from college at rates five times higher than their neighborhood peers.


KIPP DC College Preparatory PCS

1405 Brentwood Parkway NE
Washington, DC 20002

Ward 5

Friday, February 5, 2016, 9:00-11:00am


Established in 2009, KIPP DC College Preparatory (KCP) is the first and only KIPP school in Washington, D.C. that serves grades 9–12. One of the highest performing open-enrollment high schools in the District, KCP aims to prepare its 515 students for college completion and leadership. 100% of 2015 KCP graduates were accepted into college and the class earned more than $3.3 million in college scholarships. KIPP alumni receive further support from experienced advisors through the KIPP Through College (KTC) program. KTC works to ensure that students have the resources, skills and support they need to attain a college degree and meet their career goals.

In summer 2015, KCP opened its beautiful new state-of-the-art facility adjacent to NoMa and Gallaudet University. The building was designed by award-winning architects to be open, flexible and full of natural light with resources students need to prepare for the journey to and through college. KCP is one of 16 KIPP schools operating in D.C.


Ingenuity Prep PCS

4600 Livingston Rd SE
Washington, DC 20032

Ward 8

Friday, December 4th, 2015


Recognized by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools as one of four schools successfully implementing "next generation" models and by Tom Vander Ark as one of "100 Schools Worth Visiting" across the country, Ingenuity Prep offers an educational program that prepares students for mastery of rigorous core content and a broader set of 21st century civic leadership competencies. With a career ladder that provides for strong mentoring of early career teachers, Ingenuity Prep offers an innovative approach to teacher development.  And, through utilizing digital content and multiple teachers in each classroom, the school is able to ensure that a high level of differentiated, small-group instruction meets students’ individual learning needs.

Currently serving approximately 290 students in PreK3 through 2nd grade, Ingenuity Prep serves among the highest percentage of students designated as “at risk” of any public charter school in the city.


Two Rivers PCS

820 26th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Ward 6

Friday, November 6th, 2015


Simply put, Two Rivers is challenging the status quo. It takes a student-centered approach that values critical thinking and solving complex problems over rote memorization. Founded in 2004 by a group of DC parents, Two Rivers now serves over 700 preschool through 8th grade students and just opened a new elementary campus in Northeast. As an Expeditionary Learning school, Two Rivers emphasizes interactive, hands-on, project-based learning that is augmented by an integrated arts program and content-based Spanish program, all of which equips students with the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. Ranked a Tier 1, high performing school for the past four years, Two Rivers had the longest wait list of any D.C. charter school in 2015. We hope you will join us as we tour Two Rivers' new campus at the historic Charles Young school.


DC Bilingual PCS

33 Riggs Road, NE
Washington, DC 20011

Ward 5

Friday, October 2nd, 2015


DC Bilingual Public Charter School is a learning community that ensures high academic achievement for all students in both Spanish and English, develops leadership, and values all cultures. Founded in 2004, DC Bilingual serves more than 350 students in grades PreK3 - 5th with a two-way immersion Spanish and English learning program. All students, regardless of home language, learn concepts and skills through the Spanish and English languages. Over 80% of students qualify for free and reduced meals, and half are English language learners. Academic growth has been impressive: over the past five years, the number of 3rd graders reaching advanced proficiency in reading more than doubled to 65%, and in math it went from 3% to 65%. The school just celebrated a grand opening in a new building that it took over after the closure of Community Academy.

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