We prepare every child for an academically and socially successful future. During our 20 years as a charter network, we have achieved significant results across three key areas: quality reports, OSSE report cards, and alumni success.
All DC public charter schools must undergo the accreditation process every five years to remain eligible for operation in the city. The accreditation process is conducted by an independent third-party accreditation organization to evaluate an LEA’s performance against a number of performance standards evaluating leadership, learning, and resource capacity. In its most recent accreditation review by Cognia, DC Prep earned an Index of Education Quality (IEQ) score of 387 out of a possible 400 points. The five-year average of institutions in Cognia’s accreditation network is 278-283. As a result of our exceptionally strong IEQ score, DC Prep was named a Cognia School of Distinction. This recognition is awarded to less than 10% of schools reviewed by Cognia around the world.
Each year, the DC PCSB issues an overall ranking of schools’ academic and culture progress, ranking each school between Tier 1 (the highest) and Tier 3 (the lowest). All five DC Prep campuses open at the time earned a Tier 1 ranking on the 2019 School Quality Reports, the highest ranking (AMC did not open until 2020). Additionally, DC Prep’s Anacostia Elementary Campus (AEC) received one of the highest scores in the city.
The DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education releases an annual assessment of school performance. This serves as a comprehensive overview of how schools are preparing students for overall success. In its inaugural year, OSSE awarded all eligible DC Prep campuses four stars.