Character & Service

Character

Center City PCS is about more than just academics. Based on our belief in educating the whole child, we also strive to impact the social, emotional and moral development of each student. We work to build character in our students every day through an explicit focus on building empathy and helping students learn to make good decisions that will positively impact their future.

Campuses introduce character concepts through daily Morning Meetings. Each unit focuses on a character trait or skill such as communication, relationship building, and conflict resolution. Students also build character through participation in service learning projects. Our campuses also implement restorative practices to proactively build relationships between students and staff and to peacefully address conflicts among students.

Service

At Center City, service learning is a core component of our curriculum. Our goal is to help students become aware of their role and impact within their community and to provide opportunities for them to give back to their communities.  

All of our campuses participate in service learning projects. Every service project addresses a local need and is designed around a learning objective. To maximize the learning impact of the project, students are asked to reflect on the activity and teachers make connections between the projects and the curriculum. Students participate in projects with organizations such as Martha’s Table, the DC Central Kitchen,  and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

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.

Helpful list of all DC Public Charter Schools that are offering learning opportunities this summer https://t.co/xd2yQpTwdk #CharterSummers #DCcharterPROUD #KeepKidsLearning #NationalSummerLearningDay

At @CenterCityShaw, EK12 Bold Improvement school winner, Principal Tyson strategically loops teachers w/ students when student growth & family engagement data is amazing. Love the data-driven decision-making! Find more interesting #BoldImprovement ideas: https://t.co/HBKtJt9xho

Thank you to @empowerk12 for the opportunity! #CenterCityPCS #Excellence #BoldImprovement

Highlights from #DCDataSummit session titled "Boldly Using Data to Improve Student Success" - @CenterCityPCS Shaw held student-led conferences w parents and teachers. Students owned their own data, which empowered them to take their learning to the next level.

Congratulations to Brandy Tyson, our bold performance principal!

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