Rocketship Rise Academy PCS
2335 Raynolds Pl SE
Washington, DC 20020
Ward 8
Friday, May 4, 2018


Rocketship Rise Academy opened its doors in 2016 and is the first Rocketship Education (RSED) campus to open in the Washington DC region. Serving students in grades K-3, Rise Academy is a Tier 1 school.  Rocketship works to catalyze transformative change through a scalable and sustainable public-school model that propels student achievement. To achieve this goal, Rocketship uses personalized learning, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents to increase community voice.


Rocketship Rise Academy is an open-enrollment public charter located in Ward 8. There are currently 441 students enrolled, with plans to grow a student body of 600 students in grades K-5 by 2019-20.



Monument Academy PCS
500 19th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Ward 6
Friday, March 2, 2018


Monument Academy is a weekday boarding school that aims to provide students—particularly those who have had or might have contact with the foster care system—with the academic, social, emotional, and life skills to be successful in college, career, and community. Currently serving grades 5–7, Monument combines rigorous academics with evidence-based, trauma-informed practices and provides 24/7 supports to students during the week. From Sunday evening through Friday afternoon, students board on campus in small, family-style, single gender homes with two houseparents. Trained in Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports and Trauma Systems Therapy, each set of Houseparents lives with 10 students.



Breakthrough Montessori PCS
1244 Taylor St NW
Washington, DC 20011
Ward 4
Friday, February 2, 2018


Now in its second year of operation, Breakthrough Montessori—like all Montessori schools—employs a highly-structured and student-centered approach to education. In its classrooms, students receive lessons one-on-one or in small groups with their teachers. They explore different skills and concepts by working with hands-on materials that respond to their developmental needs; these materials are sequenced progressively and enable students to independently move through the curriculum at their own pace.


Located in Ward 4, Breakthrough Montessori currently serves children in PreK3–K and will grow a grade each year through 6th grade. Students are grouped in mixed-age classrooms that allow them to teach and learn from their peers. The school is also a host site for the Montessori Teacher Residency, which provides job-embedded learning and coaching for future Montessori teachers.



Capital City PCS
100 Peabody Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
Ward 4
Friday, December 1, 2017


The first parent-founded charter school in Washington, D.C., Capital City was founded in 2000 and features the innovative EL Education project-based learning model that challenges students to engage in critical thinking, gain valuable problem-solving skills, and acquire a love of learning.  Capital City students learn through semester-long expeditions, which include fieldwork and community service, as well as collaboration with experts on in-depth studies across various subjects.

Capital City is among few charter schools that have been awarded a former DCPS building and completed a $24 million renovation of the facility in 2012 allowing it to consolidate all grades (PK3 -12th grade) to a single site.  More recently, Capital City won one of ten Career and Technical Education Makeover Challenge Prizes by the U.S. Department of Education. Capital City was also named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for their focus on sustainability and the environment in 2016. The campus currently serves over 980 lower, middle, and high school students. The school’s success in fostering social academic learning was recently featured in a case study by the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development.



Center City PCS - Congress Heights
220 High View Place SE
Washington, DC 20032
Ward 8
Friday, November 3, 2017


Center City Public Charter Schools were founded in 2008 with a mission to empower students for lifelong success by building strong character, promoting academic excellence, and generating public service throughout Washington, DC. Last year’s improvement in PARCC achievement rates across all Center City schools was nearly double the city-wide average.

At Center City Congress Heights, staff is dedicated to ensuring the academic and social growth of all students in a safe, open, and caring environment. The academic program meets the needs of all students through one-on-one and small group interventions, tutoring, and enrichment. Students are also taught the importance of serving their community by donating their time to various nonprofit organizations. Students are offered numerous extracurricular activities, such as foreign language instruction, drama club, drumline, choir, robotics, and sports and participate in educational field trips and visits to colleges.


The Congress Heights Campus was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2016. The Campus was also recognized with a $100,000. Fight for Children Quality Schools Grant in 2015.



Washington Yu Ying PCS
220 Taylor Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
Ward 5
Friday, October 6, 2017


In today’s interconnected world, bilingualism is power and a global norm. Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School provides an engaging, inquiry-driven, Chinese–English dual language immersion model to nurture tomorrow’s global leaders.


Ranked consistently among the city’s top-performing public schools, Washington Yu Ying PCS is deeply committed to inspiring and preparing young people to create a better world by challenging them to reach their full potential in a nurturing Chinese/English educational environment.


In 2008, Washington Yu Ying PCS was founded by a small group of parents dedicated to establishing a world-class Chinese immersion school in the District of Columbia. Now in its ninth year of operation, Yu Ying has been recognized year after year as a Tier One, or high performing, school by the DC Public Charter School Board. Only 16 elementary and middle schools received this ranking, which is based on student academic performance and growth, attendance, and re-enrollment. Other Yu Ying accomplishments include International Baccalaureate (IB) World School status, Confucius Institute’s School of the Year (2015); DC’s Best Elementary School; Green Ribbon School, and the Public School Review's list of "Most Diverse Schools in the U.S."


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