On November 29th, the DC Public Charter School Board held their annual Celebrating Best Practices event to honor DC’s top performing public charter schools and the individuals who make a difference each day in our education system. We are proud that once again our Lower School and High School both achieved Tier 1 and our LEA Director of Student Services, Wanda Gregory, received the Excellence in Special Education award.
Our lower school has earned Tier 1 two years in a row. In 2018, we improved in PARCC proficiency for the third consecutive year in both ELA and math, making us the only elementary public charter school to grow in both areas every year.
Our high school has achieved Tier 1 since 2013 and saw one of the largest improvements in the city in 2018 with impressive results on several key metrics: second highest growth rate on the state assessment in ELA and the third highest in math, the fourth highest four-year graduation rate, and the fifth highest performance rate on the SAT and ACT.
Our middle school scored at the high end of Tier 2, with promising results that show we are on track to reach our goal of Tier 1 for all campuses.
These accomplishments are the result of our strong partnerships with families and the dedication and hard-work of our administrators and teachers. Together, we provide our students a TIER-ific education grounded in academics, character and equity.
Commitment to Educational Equity
Wanda Gregory, our LEA Director of Student Services, also received the Excellence in Special Education award for her significant impact in building and delivering our high-quality inclusion program to children across our PreK-12 school.
"Students with disabilities are held to high standards, just as all of our students are," shared Wanda during her acceptance speech. "They participate fully in our rigorous academic program and our robust arts program. We provide experiences that foster character and deeper learning skills... Our students with disabilities leave Capital City prepared for post-secondary success."