DC Public Charter School Board

The mission of the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) is to provide quality public charter school options for DC students, families, and communities.

DC PCSB is an independent government agency of the District of Columbia, created in 1996, led by a volunteer seven-member board. As the sole public charter school authorizer in our nation’s capital, we provide oversight to 123 public charter schools which are managed by 62 independently run nonprofit organizations called local education agencies. These schools educated 43,911 students in school year 2018-19, nearly half of DC’s public school students.