Digital Pioneers Academy PCS
2220 Branch Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020
Friday, March 1, 2019
Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA)—D.C.’s first computer-science focused middle school—opened its doors last fall in Ward 7’s Hillcrest neighborhood with an inaugural class of 120 sixth graders (and a waitlist). DPA is preparing scholars not only to graduate from college, but also to secure a high-paying, high-demand 21st century career. Scholars are required to take a daily computer science class with a rigorous curriculum that equips them with habits of innovation, problem-solving, and creativity.
KIPP DC Quest Academy PCS
5300 Blaine St NE
Washington, DC 20019
Friday, February 1, 2019
KIPP DC Quest Academy’s program began in 2014 as a restart of Arts and Technology Academy PCS. Principal Allison Artis, led and continues to lead the transformative restart work.
Serving students in grades 1-4, Quest Academy has been awarded the Empower12 Bold Performance award this year which is awarded to schools with high-performing ‘at-risk’ students. KIPP DC works to develop the knowledge, skill, and character needed for students to become thoughtful, intentional citizens in the competitive world.
Quest Academy is an open-enrollment public charter located in Ward 7. There are currently 407 students enrolled.
Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys
4250 Massachusetts Ave SE
Washington, DC 20019
Friday, December 7, 2018
Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys, which opened in August with an inaugural class of 40 students, is a single-gender school that aims to provide students—particularly black and brown boys—with an educational environment where they are supported, challenged, and loved. Designed specifically for the way boys learn and experience the world, the model aims to encompass the four values of: Relationships (“I am my brother’s keeper”), Rigor (“I am excellence”), Relevance (“I matter and this matters”), and Resilience (“I never quit.”). Co-located for one year at Rocketship’s Legacy campus in Ward 7, Statesmen currently serves 4th grade and will grow a grade each year through 8th grade. The school was named to honor the life and character of Frederick Douglass.
Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS
200 Douglas St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Friday, November 2, 2018
Established in 2010, Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School currently serves 472 students in preschool through 8th grade. The school showcases its instructional model by hosting resident teachers from the Inspired Teaching Certification Program as well as by offering site-based professional development for other educators. The school's standards-based curriculum and student goals are centered around four principles: Intellect, Inquiry, Imagination, and Integrity. Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS is recognized by the DC Public Charter School Board as a top performing Tier 1 school.
100 Gallatin St, NE
Washington, DC 20011
Friday, October 5, 2018
Briya Public Charter School educates adults and young children in Washington, DC. Families enroll in Briya’s Two-Generation Program together: parents study English, digital literacy, and parenting while their children receive a high-quality early education. Briya also offers a high school diploma and training for medical assistant and child development associate credentials. The school believes, and research validates, that educating parents and children together promotes strong families and success in school and in life.