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D.C. School Board Approves Four New Charter Schools

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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.


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