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Academic Program

Center City’s academic program is designed to prepare students for high school, college, and career!

Furthermore, we commit to providing students with a diverse set of experiences that include a rigorous, socially-relevant curriculum and opportunities for service learning. Our curriculum and instructional practices are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3).

Additionally, we believe in providing the most comprehensive education possible while maintaining the integrity of a small school program. Our students participate in the core academic programs of ELA, Humanities, Math, and Science. Additionally, each campus offers Enrichment courses, such as Physical Education (PE), Spanish, Art, Music, Dance, STEM, or Drama as a regular part of their schedule.

Using Every Minute of the Day WELL

All Center City PCS students receive daily instruction in reading, writing, humanities, mathematics, and science and engage in weekly physical/health education. Enrichment offerings vary by campus and include music, dance, drama, art, STEM, and Spanish. With a longer and more rounded academic day, students are provided with a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow.

Knowing EVERY Child’s Strengths and Areas of Need

Students who need additional support in core content areas are assigned to interventions to improve basic skills if they are struggling and more challenging work if they are advancing through material quickly. Inclusion specialists, English as a Second Language teachers, and interventionists work with children who need extra help in meeting grade-level standards.

21st Century Learners and Leaders

To prepare our students to serve and lead others in the 21st century, Center City PCS provides students with access to computer labs, Chromebooks, and other technology resources and tools. Students are able to use many of Center City PCS’ supplemental programs both in school and at home. The yearly Capstone Project provides all students, beginning in Pre-Kindergarten, the opportunity to execute a service project, research report, and presentation on an important global issue.

Honoring Academics and Achievement

Center City PCS hosts annual events that require discipline, preparation, and study, including campus-based and system-wide celebrations of learning, musicals, science fairs, art shows, and music and dance performances.

For more detailed information about the curriculum, see our Curriculum

Student

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.

Teacher

Center City's teachers are dedicated to developing the whole child through a rigorous, character-infused academic program. Find out if you are ready to become a Center City teacher.

Giving

Every child deserves a quality education and we strive to provide small, safe family environments that are conducive to learning. Your donation helps to ensure we are nurturing and developing the next generation of leaders.

Congratulations to @CenterCityShaw! We're extremely proud of our students and we can't wait to see your design at the parade! #centercitystrong #CenterCityPCS

Great to tour Cedar Hill today – home to Frederick Douglass— with future leaders from @CenterCityPCS! Every day, we strive to remember the sacrifices of patriots like Douglass & rededicate ourselves to their noble cause of freedom, equality & justice https://t.co/w8qVpayxSd

Ready to join our All Star Team? Center City PCS is hiring for the 2019-2020 School Year! Check out all of our available positions for next year and for immediate hire here: https://t.co/L3upH26jPU
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In the last couple of years, @CenterCityPCS Trinidad has embraced an arts initiative. Check out how it's transformed in our Nov 2018 newsletter: https://t.co/ZPro6uZczg #TransformationTuesday

All Center City PCS campuses and offices will be closed for February Break from February 18 through February 22.

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