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The first public charter school opened in 1992, only one year after the enactment of the 1991 Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

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DC Charter School Alliance

Washington, D.C.

(202) 387-0405 | Email | Website

Charter schools account for 128 of D.C.’s public schools, and nearly half of all D.C. public school students attend charter schools. Charter schools are authorized by the D.C. Public Charter School Board. 

D.C. charters are a diverse community that includes homegrown, single-site charter schools, and nationally recognized models. Each charter school provides unique educational models and experiences; they work together as a sector to ensure public schools have the necessary resources to provide a quality education.

*information up to date as of 2022

"D.C. charter schools are strong, vibrant, and continue to provide families with the options they deserve.”

Ariel Johnson, Executive Director, DC Charter School Alliance

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Contact Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994.

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If you or your spouse work for a company that provides matching gifts, you can make an even bigger impact! To have your gift matched, you must submit your company’s completed matching gift form.

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
800 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Suite 300
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Advocates Council

Contact Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994.

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Legacy Society

Contact Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994 to learn more about the Legacy Society or for any other inquiries regarding planned giving.