Enrollment for SY18-19

Thank you for your interest in Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Art (RWPCS). Richard Wright Public Charter High School is a public school free of charge serving students who reside in the District of Columbia.

For this upcoming 2018-2019 School Year, Richard Wright PCS is a participant in the city-wide “Common Application and Common Lottery” for DCPS and most DC Public Charter Schools. Our next application period for SY18-19 becomes available December 1, 2017 for Grades 8 through 11. Parents residing in the District of Columbia wishing to enroll their child in grade 8, 9, 10, and 11 at Richard Wright Public Charter School must complete an application at www.MySchoolDC.org.


Non-District Residents Wishing to Apply

Non-District residents wishing to enroll at Richard Wright Public Charter School will need to follow the same protocols for D.C. residents and pay tuition. Richard Wright Public Charter School’s tuition will equal the per-pupil allocations provided by the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula during each fiscal school year.

"Enrollment Saturday" April 21, 2018

Richard Wright Public Charter School will be open to collect Enrollment Documents from new and returning families Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am to 12noon! Please take advantage of this date to complete and provide mandated documents for enrollment.

  • Remember: the common enrollment deadline for school year 2018-19 is May 1, 2018

Any questions please contact Kara Sheler – Admissions Coordinator at 202.388.1011 ext 120.

Annual Health and Dental Forms

All District of Columbia students Grades Pre-K to 12 must submit health and dental certificates. This District of Columbia Universal Health Certificate (DCUHC) will be used for entry into Child Care Facilities, Head Start and DC public, private and parochial schools. Exception: It cannot be used to replace EPSDT forms or the Department of Health Oral Health Assessment Form. The DCUHC was developed by the DC Department of Health and follows the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for child and adolescent preventive health care; from birth to 21 years of age. This form is a confidential document, consistent with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) for health providers, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) for educational institutions.

Mandated Forms:

DC Universal Health Form and DC Oral Health Form

HPV Opt-Out Form

Open House/Shadow Visits

Richard Wright Public Charter School conducts “Open House” every Friday from 1:30pm-3:30pm beginning December 2017. The program is designed for interested families to shadow students in the classrooms and/or speak with the Head of School. Please call Ms. Glover at extension 155, RWPCS Parent and Community Liaison, in advance to schedule your visit. You may email Ms. Glover at rglover@richardwrightpcs.org to schedule an appointment as well.