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What are charter schools?

  • Charter schools, including all of DC Prep’s campuses, are fully public schools, open to students of all backgrounds and abilities
  • They operate on public dollars
  • They are open to any student living in DC, regardless of ward
  • There are no admissions tests or tuition fees at charter schools

A different type of education

Charter schools have flexibility in the design of their school programs, their personnel decisions, and their resource allocation. Public charter schools are held accountable for their school’s performance including student achievement, organizational and fiscal management, and stakeholder satisfaction. Public charter schools are accountable to multiple entities, including the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB).

To learn more about charter schools and see all of our school profile pages, visit the DC Public Charter School Board website.

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