School Services

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.

As part of its mission to strengthen quality in the public charter school sector, FOCUS provides a range of supports for schools at every stage of development, from founding groups looking for more information about starting a charter school to high-performing schools thinking about how to serve more students.

To provide technical support to schools, we offer cohort-based training, individual workshops and workshop series, and consulting hours, along with other resources.

For more information on FOCUS’s school services, please contact Anne Herr at 202-387-0405 or