Student Enrollment

Maya Angelou Public Charter School (MAPCS) has a rolling and open admittance policy. Students are admitted regardless of background or academic record on a first-come, first-served basis.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CHARTER SCHOOLS IN WASHINGTON, DC

Washington, DC charter schools are public schools that are free for all DC residents. Public charter schools are independent from the school district, so each can design programs it thinks will best serve students needs. Any DC student can attend any DC public charter school where space is available. Families complete applications to request space at a charter school. Schools with more applicants than spaces hold a lottery to randomly select students for enrollment.

Enrollment FAQ’s:

What is the difference between applying and enrolling?

  • The application form is only a few basic questions to let the school know you would like to secure a space for the current or upcoming school year. The enrollment process and documents are additional information and steps that allow MAPCS to gather residency and academic information for compliance and programming needs.

Do I have to be a D.C. resident to apply?

  • All students are required to submit proof of residency. Students who cannot show that they are D.C. residents will be required to pay tuition to attend our schools.

Do you need to have passed the previous grade level or earn certain test scores to attend an MAPCS campus?

  • No.

If my student is offered a spot at MAPCS, what documentation must I provide to secure my spot?

  • If you are offered a space at MAPCS you must accept the offer by the specified date and provide the following documentation: Proof of DC Residency, MAPCS Student Services Form, MAPCS Releases and Notices, Health Forms, Student Birth Certificate and government identification for parent/legal guardian, prior high school transcripts and/or final 8thgrade report card, home language survey, copy of most recent IEP/504 if applicable.

If you are ready to apply click here.

Notice of Non-discrimination

MAPCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (The Age Act), applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Maya Angelou Public Charter School (MAPCS) are hereby notified that MAPCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

Students, parents and/or guardians having inquiries concerning MAPCS’ compliance with Section 504, ADA, Title VI, Title IX, or the Age Act as they apply to students or who wish to file a complaint regarding such compliance should contact:

Heather Wathington
hwathington@seeforever.org
(202) 797-8250
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20003

who has been designated by MAPCS to coordinate its efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Section 504, ADA, Title VI, Title IX, or the Age Act as they relate to students.

For inquiries or to file a complaint regarding MAPCS?s compliance with ADA, Section 504, Title VI, Title IX, and the Age Act as they relate to employees or third parties, contact:

Mr. Chuck Jackson
cjackson@seeforever.org
(202) 797-8250
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20003

who has been designated by MAPCS to coordinate its efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Section 504, ADA, Title VI, Title IX, or the Age Act as they relate to employees and third parties.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards and Grievance Procedures for Students and Families.

Parents and guardians who want to learn more about their rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act can obtain a copy of their procedural safeguards from the Section 504 Coordinator:

Heather Wathington
hwathington@seeforever.org
(202) 797-8250
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20003

Anyone who believes that Maya Angelou Public Charter School has violated the regulations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI, Title IX, and/or the Age Act can submit a complaint pursuant to Maya Angelou Public Charter School’s Grievance Procedures. A copy of the grievance procedures can be obtained by request through:

Chuck Jackson, Chief Operating Officer
cjackson@seeforever.org
(202) 797-8250
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20003

Dr. Heather Wathington, Chief Executive Officer
hwathington@seeforever.org
(202) 797-8250
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE,  Suite 210
Washington, DC 20003

Ms. Jane Dimyan-Ehrenfeld, MAPCS Board Chair
janede76@gmail.com
(202) 797-8250
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20003

David Domenici, SFF Board Chair
ddomenici@ceeas.org
(301) 405-6488
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20003