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41.  Howard Road Academy
Howard Road Academy is one of the District of Columbia’s leading charter schools. As you can see from our website we are focused on student achievement and providing the highest quality education possible. We offer a highly structured curriculum that sets high expectations and is tailored to meet the individual needs of each student. We are committed to working closely with this community to ensure its continued growth. We invite you to stop by and see for yourself the extraordinary accomplishments of Howard Road Academy students and staff. Thank you for your interest in our school.
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42.  E.L. Haynes
Founded in 2004, the award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School currently serves 950 students from grades Pre-K through ten and will continue to grow to serve more than 1,100 students through grade 12. E.L. Haynes is named for Dr. Euphemia Lofton Haynes - the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics and a DC public school teacher for 47 years.

The diversity of our student body reflects the demographics of our city: 66% of E.L. Haynes students are economically disadvantaged and 21% are English Language Learners; E.L. Haynes' student body is 52% African-American, 28% Latino, 12% Caucasian and 8% Asian and Native American/Pacific Islander.
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43.  IDEA

Each student is an important and valued member of the IDEA public charter school. In order to be a community member in good standing, one must embody in word and action the following principles that guide who we are and how we behave as members of the IDEA
skills and values they need to create their own success as thoughtful and confident individuals in the world beyond.

Our faculty and staff welcome open communication with students and families. Please call the school at 202-399-4750 to speak to a teacher. If the teacher is in class, please leave a message and the teacher will return your call.
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44.  Achievement Prep
Achievement Prep offers a college-preparatory, tuition-free middle school option to students in Washington, DC, with a focus on communities East of the Anacostia River. Our program is intentionally and strategically designed to combat the fourth-grade slump by beginning our enrollment at this critical educational stage, providing students with a rigorous college-prep program focused on literacy intervention, remediation and acceleration.

Achievement Prep is a Building Excellent Schools Fellow founded school. The Head of School of Achievement Prep, Shantelle Wright, has received extensive executive training, guidance and support from Building Excellent Schools, a national non-profit organization based in Boston, MA that is committed to dramatically improving the academic achievement of underserved students in urban areas across the country.

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45.  Maya Angelou
Our mission is to create learning communities in lower income urban areas where all students, particularly those who have not succeeded in traditional schools, can reach their potential and prepare for college, career, and a lifetime of success. At Maya Angelou our students develop the academic, social, and employment skills they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change.

Our programs are creating lasting change in the lives of our students, and more broadly, helping to break a cycle of poverty created by broken social and educational systems. Students who have been incarcerated enroll in our charter schools; MAPCS middle school students enroll at our high school campuses; and our high school graduates enroll in college and universities across the country. We are changing lives, one student, one day, and one success story at a time.
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46.  Capital City Public Charter School
Capital City Public Charter School enables a diverse group of students to meet high expectations, develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, achieve a deep understanding of complex subjects, acquire a love of learning, along with a strong sense of community and character. We will graduate young adults who are self-directed, intellectually engaged and committed to personal and civic responsibility.
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47.  Two Rivers
To nurture a diverse group of students to become lifelong, active participants in their own education, develop a sense of self and community, and become responsible and compassionate members of society.

Two Rivers was founded by more than three dozen parents from the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Two Rivers was awarded its charter in August 2003 from the D.C. Public Charter School Board and opened on Capitol Hill in the fall of 2004. We offer classes from preschool through 8th grade.
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48.  Jane Addams
Jane Addams is a school of merit. As indicated on standardized tests, the school has been on an upward trend academically. Sixty one to sixty three percent of the students meet and exceed state goals. A large part of this success is due to the commitments of parents, students and teachers.

Our mission at Jane Addams Elementary School is to provide high quality instructional programs in reading and other basic skills so that all students, with the support of parents, community members and school personnel are prepared for future challenges in the world.
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49.  Eagle Academy

Eagle Academy Public Charter School students become confident individuals with positive self-esteem. They will be respectful, effective communicators; creative problem solvers; critical, reflective thinkers; self-directed life long learners and users of current technology. In our vision, ALL students will develop a strong foundation for continual learning by working to high standards and expectations for achievement. Accountability will be shared between parents, educators and the students themselves. Our school will provide students with a safe and secure learning environment where they will take advantage of a wide variety of resources and learning strategies.
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50. 
Amundsen High School
Amundsen High School is to provide a nurturing, safe environment in which all staff and students are actively engaged and accountable for the teaching and learning of the skills necessary for success in a global society. 

The mission of Amundsen High School is to graduate well-rounded students who are all equipped with the academic and social skills necessary to succeed as competent adults in a global society.
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51Cranmore School
Cranmore School’s mission is to be a Catholic School committed to the teachings of the Gospel with the aim to help all boys fulfill their potential, by fostering their individual talents and providing for their needs within its caring Christian community.

Naturally, we also warmly welcome families from other faiths and beliefs who wish to join our school community.
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52.  UWC South East
We have the highest expectations for every student that attends Caldwell Academy. We believe that elementary school lays the foundation for a student’s educational career. At Caldwell Academy we will give every student a quality education full of rigor and exceptional instructional practices that pave the way for all continual learning and growth.

The role of a teacher’s content knowledge has been extensively investigated in the research on teacher effectiveness. Strong content knowledge has consistently been identified as an essential element for student learning. Therefore, providing students with teachers that are thoroughly knowledgeable of the standards, which plan and instruct students according to their needs and data will thereby increase academic achievement. Ensuring that our students are able to perform across all content areas and even after they graduate is our primary goal.
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53.  Duval Charter
at Baymeadows
We are a tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades K-8 who reside in Duval County. Duval Charter School at Baymeadows is a member of the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) family of schools and will provide Duval County with a great neighborhood school of choice.

The Duval Charter School at Baymeadows will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. Duval Charter School at Baymeadows students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully ascertaining their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.
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54.  The Brook Hill School

The Brook Hill School is built upon three pillars – Education, Potential and Character. It is a place where students are encouraged to excel academically, thrive athletically, and flourish artistically. Brook Hill students work hard in each of these areas as they prepare for college and their future.

Brook Hill, however, is so much more than students, athletes, and artists. Brook Hill is a community of people using and discovering their God-given gifts, talents, abilities, and interests. When parents say what they appreciate about the school, it is often, “My kids love Brook Hill – it’s a place where they feel that they belong.” In fact, Brook Hill is often described as a “family”, a close-knit community of people who value a comprehensive, quality, Christ-centered, college preparatory education.
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55.  North Broward Academy of Excellence

North Broward Academy of Excellence opened in the Fall of 2001, serving students in K-3. As word spread of their commitment to discipline and core academics, the student population grew and expanded. In 2005, North Broward Academy's middle school was added and now serves 6th through 8th grades.

Values the safety of all of our stakeholders. Offers excellent academic instruction at all grade levels. Respects our students and parents, and they, in turn, respect us. Reviews data continually and adjusts student learning plans accordingly. Supports parent involvement at our school and actively provides opportunities for parent involvement.
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56.  Cape Coral Charter School
Cape Coral Charter School will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We will strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a high quality, challenging curriculum. We will promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. Cape Coral Charter school serves the Cape Coral area for PreK through 8th grade. In 2006, we moved into our brand new facility located at 76 Mid Cape Terrace in Cape Coral.
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57Renaissance Charter School
The Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We will strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We will promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society.

Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully ascertaining their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.

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58.  PM Wells Charter
PM Wells Charter Academy provides students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. PM Wells Charter Academy students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully actualizing their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.
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59Keys Gate Charter School
The Keys Gate Charter School is a charter elementary and middle school operated by a dedicated staff of individuals who care to make a difference in the education of the children in south Miami-Dade County.

Keys Gate Charter School is located in Homestead, Florida, near the Keys Gate residential community, on a 10-acre site at the corner of Kingman Road and Palm Avenue. The facility is 71,000 square feet, one-story with a fenced activity field located behind the school (156,307 S.F.) and the secondary field being 36,216 square feet.

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60Bonita Springs Charter School
The Bonita Springs Charter School represents excellence in education. The school is a cooperative group of students, parents, educators, and community members who work side by side to promote the highest levels of education in a warm and loving environment. Bonita Springs Charter School is located on Old 41 in the Bernwood Business Park. The school is a new school, only a few years old. Our school is made up of two buildings, one for grades K-5 and a seperate building for middle school, grades 6-8. The entire school is fenced in with a security gate leading to the main entrance. It has two playground areas, one for primary students and one for upper elementary students. In addition to the traditional classrooms the school has a mulch-purpose room, art, music, gifted and talented, and science rooms.
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