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Washington DC

There is a significant amount of online and blended learning activity in all grades in the single district of Washington DC. The district supports 23 fully blended schools, one fully online school, and extensive blended learning activity. The CityBridge Foundation is a key district partner. In SY 2013-14, it identified 20 Education Innovation Fellows from teachers in the district; they received extensive training and mentoring, and are now working with their principals and the district blended learning office to expand blended learning in their schools. In addition, Next Generation Learning Challenges and CityBridge have announced that they will make $2 million available to public schools, including charter schools that wish to change their instructional models through the Breakthrough Schools: DC competition. Up to six initial planning grants of $100,000 will be awarded in early 2014, and those recipients will be eligible to win up to $450,000 to open a new or newly designed school in fall 2015.

Fully online schools

There is one fully online school in Washington DC: CAPCS Online, a fully online charter school, is one of five campuses authorized by Community Academy Public Charter School. It is currently serving about 120 students throughout Washington DC in grades K-8 in 2013-14.

State virtual school

There is no state virtual school.

District programs

Washington DC is a single district. Credit recovery classes are available for students to access from 14 of the districts high schools through PLATO Learning (Edmentum) and Apex.

Online learning policy history

There is no current online learning policy history for Washington DC.

Blended learning

There are four fully blended schools in Washington DC.  Two K-5 elementary schools partner with Education Elements, one middle school has a 1:1 laptop program that uses content from Florida Virtual School, and Ingenuity Prep is the district’s first fully blended charter school, which opened in SY 2013-14 and is serving students in grades PreK-K in its first year. In addition, Rocketship Education has been approved to open two schools in SY 2015-16.

The district is ensuring that students who learn in a blended environment in elementary school, continue to learn in a blended environment in middle and high school. Every middle school in the district is using a blended math program, and one school is using Teach to One Math, an adaptive learning program, with 550 students. Schools are also using ST Math, Think Through Math, and Plato (Edmentum). The district is expanding its efforts in SY 2013-14, piloting Common Core literacy programs in 40 schools.

last updated October 9, 2014

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