Details overview

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

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Extended / longer school day
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Service learning
Instructional / curriculum models used Direct instruction
Project-based
Standards-based

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Painting
3
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish

Support

9
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Internet access
Kitchen
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Remediation
Differentiated learning programs
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No
Early childhood starting age 4 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Financial aid options None
Preschool meals offered Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 100% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 57%
Hispanic 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 54% 50%
Male 46% 50%
Special education 11% 13%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 61%
English Language Learners 0% 7%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

5
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
5
Boys Sports
including: Flag football
5
Clubs
including: Chess club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Flag football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Volleyball
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Math club
Clubs (misc.) Movie Club
Clubs - dance Jazz, Debate, Modern
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 National Collegiate PC High School
  Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
  Thurgood Marshall Public Charter High School

Teachers

15
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Coach(es)
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
71% 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 YoKid
Partner website Http://yokid.org
Partner Dance 4 Peace
Partner website Http://www.dance4peace.org
Partner Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project
Partner website Http://www.youngwomendrum.org/

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details 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.
Learn more Http://www.centercitypcs.org/how-to-enroll/application/
Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application submission begins 12/15/2015
Application deadline 03/14/2016
# of applications received 373
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 88
For the year 2013-2014

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