Application and Selection Process

Application and Selection Process

Interested candidates with a demonstrated track record of success should apply by clicking here. You can click here to see what positions are available at Center City PCS.

Application Review

Candidate applications will be reviewed for prior charter school and/or urban teaching experience, demonstrated ability to move students academically, and commitment to teaching in a high-needs school.

Video Interview

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be sent a link to complete a video interview to assess mindset, readiness, and fit.

Campus Demonstration Lesson and Interview

Candidates who meet the video interview qualifications are referred to campus leaders for consideration. Interested principals will contact candidates directly to schedule a demonstration lesson and interview.

On the day of the campus demonstration lesson and interview, candidates will conduct a 30-minute lesson related to a predetermined standard. Following the lesson, candidates will receive feedback and an interview will be conducted.

Selection and Offer of Employment

A member of the Recruitment Team will notify interviewed candidates of a decision within 72 hours.

Students with documented disabilities or medical conditions who are not eligible for special education services may be eligible for a 504 Accommodation Plan under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A 504 Plan designates specific accommodations that a student may need to alleviate impairments that impact their ability to access the learning environment. At the campus level, the school counselor acts as the 504 Team Chair and leads meetings to determine eligibility, create, and update 504 Accommodations Plans.

Child Find

Center City has an affirmative obligation to identify, locate and evaluate students who may be in need of special education services. A parent is not required to request an evaluation in order for Center City to refer a student for an evaluation. If there is reason to suspect that a student has a disability and requires special education, Center City will refer that student for an evaluation to determine if he or she needs an IEP or 504 plan.

Parents can also learn more about their rights under IDEA by referring to the Part B Procedural Safeguards located on OSSE’s website or by contacting Miakoda Atkins-Mose at to obtain a copy of their Procedural Safeguards.

New to teaching?  Click here to learn more about our partnership with Urban Teachers and take the first steps to becoming a lead teacher with Center City PCS!

Center City PCS encourages a positive, supportive, atmosphere for both students and teachers to learn together. Our district is a place of growth and development; moreover, Center City PCS provides the tools necessary to help you excel as an educator as you nurture the whole child. Each year the relationships that I’ve built with students and families, along with the support I receive at my campus, keep me coming back.

Daniel Spruill


CCPCS will go virtual through Quarter 1

Center City PCS classes will start virtual learning on August 31st. We will continue to assess the national health emergency in planning for quarter 2 learning. Our district team has been working tirelessly on the development of our school’s reopening plan.

We are just a few weeks away from the first day of school and are excited to welcome each of you back, virtually.

Our Mission

Empower our students for lifelong success by building strong character, promoting academic excellence, and generating public service throughout Washington D.C.

CCPCS Central Office

900 2nd Street NE | Suite 221
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 589-0202
(202) 589-1629 (fax)

The Center City Public Charter Schools Newsletter provides pertinent information for our School community