Review and Renewal Toolkit

Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS) is now the DC Charter School Alliance!

Please visit to learn about our new organization and to see the latest news and information related to DC charter schools.

The FOCUS DC website is online to see historic information, but is not actively updated.


In collaboration with the DC Public Charter School Board, FOCUS has prepared a toolkit to support schools during the review and renewal process. This toolkit outlines the process, ways to determine if your school is on track to achieve the goals outlined in their charter agreement, and what to do or expect if your school is not on track to achieve its goals. This toolkit should be seen as a roadmap for schools and throughout the toolkit you will find tips from FOCUS.




For a quick overview click here to see the Executive Summary.