The Mission

The mission of the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School is to provide education that prepares the diverse adult immigrant population of Washington, D.C. to become invested, productive citizens and members of American society who give back to family and community. The School accomplishes this through excellence in teaching and learning in partnership with the community by fostering a safe and compassionate learning environment.

THE CARLOS ROSARIO SCHOOL MODEL

Foundational literacy and skills

Career training in high-growth, high-demand industries

Comprehensive support services

YEAR IN REVIEW

Received Tier 1 rating by the DC Public Charter School Board for excellence in student achievement

$125,000

raised and awarded in scholarships

13

universities that graduates are attending

69%

advanced in English proficiency

97%

certification rate for career training students

100+

employer partners
STUDENT STORY

Evett

Evett moved from Jamaica to the U.S. in 2015 to join her eldest daughter and grandson.

When she stepped through the airport doors in Washington, D.C., she thought, “This is it. My life can finally change.” At 15 Evett had to leave school to support her first daughter. Forty-one years later, at age 55, she enrolled in the GED program at the Carlos Rosario School. She was determined to earn her high school diploma and in 2018 she did it. “I’m very proud of myself. I didn’t know that after 40 years out of school I would be able to do it. But I did it. My kids are proud of me and I’m proud that I made them proud.”

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OUR TOP PROGRAM ENROLLMENT

THE NEED FOR EDUCATION

32,000

D.C. residents with limited English proficiency

American Immigration Council

62,000+

D.C. adults lack a high school diploma

DC Appleseed

20%

of immigrants in the District do not have a high school degree compared to 10% of native-born individuals

Urban Institute

76%

of immigrants struggle with using digital technology and other communications tools to access, use and communicate information online

Migration Policy Institute

72%

of jobs in Washington, D.C. will require post-secondary education or training by 2020

White House Report on Community College

DEMOGRAPHICS

North America

2%

Central America

60%

South America

8%

Europe

1%

Caribbean

4%

Africa

20%

Middle East

1%

Asia

4%