Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Charter board approves new language high school

Yesterday the DC Public Charter School Board voted to allow the Yu Ying Public Charter School to amend their charter to expand its enrollment all the way through 12th grade.  What makes this particular  change so interesting is that Yu-Ying will be partnering with three other existing immersion language charger schools:  Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School, Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, and Mundo Verde Public Charter School.  Mark Lerner over at the Examiner has more:
The way this will work is that all bodies will contract with a non-profit charter management organization, the District of Columbia International School (DCI) created by the schools listed above. DCI will run the middle/high school and offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. The students attending DCI would continue to be enrolled in one of the consortium schools and each school is accountable for student academic achievement. However, a pupil attending DCI would be recognized as attending DCI instead of the home school and would attend classes with pupils from the other feeder sites. All four charters will share expenses based upon the per pupil funding formula for instruction and facilities.
(Warning.  It appears as if Yu Ying's web presence has been hijacked. Their existing address takes you to an online pharmacy.)

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