Start a Charter School
During the next year, DC PCSB staff will take several critical steps to improve the review and evaluation of applications for new or expanding charter schools. They include:
- Ensuring expectations for new and expanding schools are aligned with measures of quality included in the revised accountability framework, also being developed as part of DC PCSB’s Strategic Roadmap.
- Engage with community stakeholders, especially families, to understand the program types that are in demand and incorporate that feedback into the review process.
- Assess the enrollment landscape in a post-COVID environment and coordinate with city partners to ensure new schools are successful and students can thrive.
DC PCSB staff will continue to support and meet with prospective applicants over the next year to provide updates on the planned improvements to our process. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to request more information.
Although DC PCSB will not be accepting requests for grade expansions or new charter schools for the remainder of 2021 or during 2022, it will be considering Enrollment Ceiling Increase (ECI requests). Guidance for submitting an ECI request during SY 2021-22 can be found here: https://dcpcsb.egnyte.com/dl/rzhZSaHND6.