"We are best known for our unique public policy program."
Students enrolled 375
Hours 8:15am - 4:00 pm
School leader Zenada Mahon
Transportation options None
District Cesar Chavez Public Pcs

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709 12th Street, SE
Washington, DC, DC 20003

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(202) 547-3424
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4 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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April 30, 2014
I teach at the Capitol Hill Campus and this is definitely a school that I would send my own child to for high school. The staff is caring and dedicated to ensuring that every child maximizes his or her potential and achieves success at every level. Chavez not only has a strong academic focus, but it also promotes advocacy through the lens of public policy. Our scholars complete Community Action Projects at the end of their freshmen and sophomore years where they focus on a specific public policy issue and come up with solutions to the issue and go out in to the community to raise awareness. If you are looking for a quality learning environment for your child, Chavez is the place to send them!

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
Cesar Chavez Public Charter school has been there for me and I believe that if it weren't for them and their effort they put on us to strive I would've never been at the spot I would be right now! I like the way that every staff member and teachers have the time to help each and every one of us accomplish graduating and getting accepted to universities. I feel as though that Cesar Chavez Public Charter schools has everything they need to take every student forward in accomplishing what they want to do in the future later on. Therefore, I believe as though the school is a great school for anybody who is looking forward in trying to get what they want!

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2014
My school is inspiring scholars to succeed. In addition to taking their general curriculum, scholars prepare for and complete an internship experience, enroll in classes on local and global policy, and a research and write a senior Thesis paper that is a 20-page solutions-oriented paper on a policy of their choice. I love teaching here - I have incredible coworkers who are incredible teachers to their students - and am continuously inspired to be a better educator by my students, fellow teachers, and administration. I feel passionate about our mission and continue to see it lived out each and every day.

- submitted by a teacher
October 18, 2013
This school is a great college prep. School. The teachers are great to work with and make time for the students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 26, 2010
I am impressed with this school. My daughter is new to the school and the country and the Vice Principal, Miss Keaton and her staff have made the transition reaaly smooth. She is excelling as the teachers make an extra effort to ensure that she along with other students leave the building each day with new knowledge. Discipline is good and there is obvious care and concern for each student. I just love this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
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August 31, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2007
I consider Cesar Chavez one of the best schools in Washington DC. For me, what makes the school special is the public policy program that allows students to learn about issues of public concern and come up with solutions to them. This is important for me as student because I feel that it gives me thinking and leadership skills. At the same time we help our community. I think Chavez is a very good school and should make the school admissions stricter in order to have a better environment where all students give their best.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 02, 2006
great teaching, needs more arts options and sports. more parents should get involved. excellent public policy program and internships.

- submitted by a administrator
February 23, 2006
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December 12, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 31, 2005
Cesar Chavez Public charter High school is one of the best schools I have ever attended. I learn so much from this school. This school is preparing me for my future. Not just college, but my everyday life. Chavez teacheers are so wonderful, they don't hold any information from you, if they fill that you should know something then, trust me you will know by the end of the school year. This school is just so wonderful. That was for the parents. For the childern, don't think that you will come to Chavez with any type of attitude problems, because they will nip it in the bud so fast. But you'll still have fun!

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2004
I value Cesar Chavez school because it has taught my daughter the importance of getting a good education and it pushes her to do her best. The teachers keep her motivated and challenged. The teachers are so involved in her learning and mastering the necessary skills to succeed I will always be in debt to them. When you have a strong leader it trickles down. This is so evident at Cesar Chavez.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2004
Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public Policy is a great school because it prepares young students prepare for college. Cesar Chavez PCHS get's the youth involved with the community which is something important. Everyone should be involved to make the community of Washington DC better in many ways. This what a great school does; prepare students for the future for a better life.

- submitted by a former student
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Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy- Capitol Hill
709 12th Street, SE, Washington, DC, DC  20003
(202) 547-3424
Last modified Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy- Capitol Hill is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy- Capitol Hill Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top