Notice of Charter Reviews – Multiple Schools: Carlos Rosario PCS, Cesar Chavez PCS, CC Prep PCS, Family Place PCS
The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) announces an opportunity for the public to submit comments on the DC public charter schools listed below, which are up for a charter review on March 20, 2023. Pending DC PCSB staff’s analysis, the Board may elect to do one of the following for schools up for review: 1) continue the school’s charter without conditions, 2) conditionally continue the school’s charter by imposing annual or interim targets or requirements it must meet, or 3) commence charter revocation proceedings.
1. Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (Carlos Rosario PCS)
Carlos Rosario PCS is up for its 25-year charter review. The school operates one campus across two facilities in Ward 1, where it serves adult students. Its mission is to “deliver high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy.”
2. Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (Cesar Chavez PCS)
Cesar Chavez PCS is up for its 25-year charter review. The school operates one campus in Ward 7, where it serves students in grades 6 – 12. Its mission is to “prepare scholars to enter and succeed in competitive colleges and empower scholars to use public policy to create a more just, free, and equal world.”
3. Community College Preparatory Academy Public Charter School (CC Prep PCS)
CC Prep PCS is up for its 10-year charter review. The school operates one campus in Ward 8, where it serves adult students. Its mission is to “provide the education and skills development that will empower and prepare under-credited adults from postsecondary education success, viable employment and lifelong learning.”
4. The Family Place Public Charter School (Family Place PCS)
Family Place PCS is up for its five-year charter review. The school operates a single campus in Ward 1, where it serves adult students. Its mission is to “improve the literacy and workplace skills of low-income limited English proficient adults in the District so that they and their family are self-sustaining, employable and engaged in their community.”
Pursuant to the School Reform Act, D.C. Code 38-1802 et seq., DC PCSB is required to review each DC public charter school’s performance at least once every five years.