The D.C. Public Charter School Board has given tentative approval to four new charter schools. They were selected from 11 applicants:
- The Sela Public Charter School, will instruct students in English and Hebrew on alternating days. It plans to locate in either Ward 1, 4, or 5.
- Meanwhile, the Community College Preparatory Academy will serve as an adult-education school to help prepare students for community college.
- Ingenuity Prep will be built around an early childhood program with an extended school day.
- The Somerset Preparatory Academy is designed as a college-prep program.
Currently there are nearly 32,000 students enrolled in 53 charter schools in the District.