Resources

Charter schools, including each of DC Prep’s campuses, are fully public schools – meaning that they are open to any student living in Washington and they operate on public dollars. There are no admissions tests or tuition fees at charter schools.


However, charters are freed from many of the rules that burden regular public schools. Charter schools have flexibility in the design of their school programs, their personnel decisions, and their resource allocation. In exchange for this freedom, public charter schools are held accountable for their school's performance including student achievement, organizational and fiscal management, and stakeholder satisfaction.

For more information on charter schools, please refer to the organizations and associations listed below.

The DC Public Charter School Board was created in 1995 by the School Reform Act and has the authority to grant charters in Washington. Board members are appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia from a list drawn up by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
http://www.dcpcsb.org/

Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (“FOCUS”) is a charter school advocacy group in DC working with city and federal officials and the media to increase understanding of, and support for, charter schools. FOCUS also runs a charter school startup center, encouraging individuals and organizations to start charter schools and providing information, training, and support to them.
http://focusdc.org/

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (“OSSE”) – formerly known as the State Education Office (“SEO”), sets statewide policies, provides resources and support, and exercises accountability for all public education in DC. Key responsibilities include distributing federal grant funds focused on closing the achievement gap under No Child Left Behind, and monitoring student achievement through the development and administration of the PARCC assessment.
http://osse.dc.gov/


DC Prep Resources 

 
Campus-by-Campus SY16-17 Family Calendars (note, some dates are subject to change as the school year progresses - for up to date listings visit our Events webpage):
EEC
EMC
BEC
BMC
AEC


Edgewood Elementary Campus Health Profile

Edgewood Middle Campus Health Profile

Benning Elementary Campus Health Profile and National School Lunch Program SY15-16 Eligibility Provision

Benning Middle Campus Health Profile

Anacostia Elementary Campus Health Profile

DC Prep Lead Testing: Family and Staff Communications (Benning Cluster and All Org)

Authorization for Medical Administration Form

Nondiscrimination Statement and Notice of Procedural Safeguards

Notice of Proposed Dismissal of Class Action in Petties, et al. v. District of Columbia

DC Prep Local Wellness Policy and Assessment

National School Lunch Program SY16-17 Public Notification (en español)

Edgewood Roadway Safety Audit

DC Prep uses data to celebrate our students' successes and to measure their progress. We post student work in classrooms and on our data walls from which teachers plan their teaching priorities. If you do not wish to have your child's work displayed, please contact ParentDataQuestions@dcprep.org. Thank you.

School Menus for 2016-17 School Year

DC Prep partners with Revolution Foods to serve students healthy, nutritious meals. Revolution Foods’ Culinary Center is a peanut and tree nut-free facility. Revolution Foods tracks for the eight major allergens: dairy, wheat, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, and shellfish. If your student is susceptible to these or has other special dietary needs, please reach out to the Operations Manager at your child’s campus.

February
Breakfast
Early Childhood Lunch
K-8 Lunch

January
Breakfast
Early Childhood Lunch
K-8 Lunch

December
Breakfast
Early Childhood Lunch
K-8 Lunch

November
Breakfast
Early Childhood Lunch
K-8 Lunch

October
Breakfast
Early Childhood Lunch
K-8 Lunch

September
Breakfast
Early Childhood Lunch
K-8 Lunch

August
Breakfast
Early Childhood Lunch
K-8 Lunch

 

 

What our Leaders are Saying

“I wanted to be in a place where teaching and developing my craft would be valued, where I could work with like-minded people to change students’ lives for the better, and where I could someday have a larger impact on our city. The reasons I came are the same reasons I stay – I still love teaching, and I was right about the impact a school can have when like-minded people work together to help students’ change their lives! We are changing the face of education in DC.”
MaryKate Hughes, Director of Curriculum and Instruction; 2006 Milken Educator Award Winner