Who We Are
The mission of the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) is to provide quality public charter school options for DC students, families, and communities. We fulfill our mission by providing:
A rigorous and comprehensive charter application process, guaranteeing that only the strongest applicants are approved to open new schools.
- Effective oversight and meaningful support of every public charter school. We closely monitor academic performance and non-academic outcomes, such as attendance, discipline rates, and finances.
- Clear and transparent reporting on public charter school performance.
- Our School Quality Report ranks every public charter school as Tier 1 (top-performing), Tier 2 (mid-performing), or Tier 3 (low-performing), helping families select the right school for their child.
- Active involvement of parents, school leaders, the community, and policymakers in our policies and processes.
Scroll down to meet members of our Board, Staff and DC Public Charter School Parents.
Our vision is to lead the transformation of public education and serve as a national role model for public charter school authorizing and accountability.