High School Graduation Rates and Requirements
Graduation Requirements for DC Public Charter High Schools
- BASIS DC PCS
- Capital City PCS
- César Chávez PCS for Public Policy - Parkside High School
- DC International School
- E.L. Haynes PCS
- Friendship PCS - Collegiate Academy
- Friendship PCS - Technology Preparatory
- Goodwill Excel Center PCS
- IDEA PCS
- Kingsman Academy PCS
- KIPP DC - College Preparatory Academy PCS
- KIPP DC - Somerset College Prep
- Maya Angelou PCS
- Paul PCS - International School
- Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts
- SEED PCS of Washington, DC
- Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS
- Washington Latin PCS
- Washington Leadership Academy PCS
Every public charter school offers rigorous graduation requirements. Learn more about each school's graduation requirements and transcript audit policies.
Graduation rates are calculated by tracking the students who entered 9th grade and graduated from 12th grade within four or five years. And as part of its oversight, we verify that 9th-grade students are on track to graduate in four years and that 12th-grade students have met the school’s graduation requirements. To learn more about the Transcript Audit Policy, click here.
We also evaluate a school’s performance on multiple measures, including 4- and 5- year graduation rates, which are both indicators of whether or not a student is ready for college or the workforce on its School Quality Report. The 2019 reports are available here.
This year, 70.0% of students designated as “At-Risk” graduated in four years, an increase of 5.8% from last year. And the number of students with disabilities improved by 8.2% to 62.6%, while the number of Black students graduating increased by 5.8%.