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What are charter schools?

  • Charter schools, including each of DC Prep’s campuses, are fully public schools
  • 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.

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