Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
School leader Shavonne Gibson
District Center City Pcs
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Extended / longer school day
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Center City PCS teaches a broad liberal arts and humanities curriculum to students in PreKindergarten-Eighth Grade. We believe, teach, and live Character, Excellence, and Service. We commit to the intellectual, physical, moral and emotional well-being of each scholar and believe every child can learn, lead and serve. Center City PCS’s academic model is built in a disciplined environment that encourages students to strive for excellence in education and their community.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Service learning

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Textiles
4
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Architecture
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

10
Facilities
including: Performance stage
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Garden / Greenhouse
Kitchen
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
Tutoring

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Financial aid options None
Preschool meals offered Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 0%-25%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 55% 13%
Black 44% 1%
White 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 50% 50%
Male 50% 50%
Special education 6% 13%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 61%
English Language Learners 39% 7%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

5
Girls Sports
including: Flag football
5
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
12
Clubs
including: Student council / government
Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Volleyball
Clubs Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Gardening
Girls on the Run
Literary magazine
Recycling club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools McKinley Technological Senior High School
  Benjamin Banneker Senior High School
  Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Awards

Academic award DCPSCB Tier 1 School
Year received 2012

Teachers

10
Staff
including: ELL / ESL Coordinator
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Amharic
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
61% 77%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Champions Science Adventures
Partner website Http://www.discoverchampions.com/
Partner US Chess Center
Partner website Http://www.chessctr.org
Partner Higher Achievement
  Dance 4 Peace
Partner website Http://www.dance4peace.org
Partner Adventure Theater
Partner website Http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Applying to Center City PCS is easy! We do not have admission criteria and welcome all families who are interested in our programs. We invite students for grades PreKindergarten (4 years old) to 8th grade to apply at MySchoolDC.org beginning December 14, 2015.
Learn more Http://www.centercitypcs.org/how-to-enroll/application/
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application submission begins 12/14/2015
Application deadline 03/14/2015
# of applications received 300
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 75
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Highly qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010