DC Scholars Public Charter School prepares students to attend and succeed academically in high school and college while also equipping them with a foundation of life skills required to become productive members of their communities. Opened in 2012 as a PK-3 new-start public charter school in DC’s Ward 7, DC Scholars now serves grades PK3-8 while sustaining strong academic achievement. Our school delivers rigorous instruction, serves as a community of joy where our students thrive, and embeds the expectation that scholars can – and will – achieve academic success.
As a community school, we believe that our focus should not only be on academics, but that we must also support scholars’ emotional, social, and physical growth to improve overall student learning. We partner with families, social services, youth development organizations, and community activists to improve our scholars’ educational experiences and learning environments. We adjust our curriculum to exhibit cultural competence, emphasize real-world learning, and encourage problem-solving.
Offering students and families supports that extend beyond the classroom, including social services, parent engagement and mental and physical health care. Partnerships include:
Serving the Ward 7 community, DC Scholars prides itself on putting students on the PATH to college while providing students with a foundation of life skills.
Students receive rigorous and comprehensive instruction. DC Scholars focuses on individualizing each student’s learning experience.
DC Scholars offers a variety of extracurricular activities and youth leadership opportunities. Students can participate in cheerleading, basketball, track, yearbook, coding, drumming, coding, student government, and National Junior Honor’s Society.