AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School is an engaging, full-day, tuition-free public charter preschool welcoming all children living in the District of Columbia.

The lottery for SY21-SY22 has closed. Starting in April, families who participated in the lottery will be informed of their results by MySchoolDC. If you are matched with AppleTree, someone from your matched campus will reach out to you with next steps beginning April 6th.

When you accept our offer to enroll, please be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Current, unexpired ID of the enrolling parent
  • Current, unexpired health certificate and immunization record (children will not be allowed to attend in-person instructions without current health and immunization. If you have not done so, please contact your child’s pediatrician to make an appointment.)
  • Current, unexpired dental certificate (due with 45 days from the start of school)
  • Proof of DC residency – a list of acceptable documents can be found here on page two

Beginning April 2nd, each campus will offer limited office hours by appointment only to support families who prefer to come in and complete the enrollment process. Days and times are listed on each campus’s respective web page. Should you have any questions, please reach out directly to the school’s operations coordinator/registrar (contact information is listed below).

Campus Name School Manager Phone Number
AppleTree @ Achievement Prep Joi Leverette (202) 562-1214
Columbia Heights Lesly Hudgins (202) 667-9490
Douglas Knoll Winifred Scott (202) 629-2545
Lincoln Park Latricia Irby (202) 621-6581
Oklahoma Avenue Danielle Jones (202) 629-2179
Parklands @ THEARC Tracy West (202) 506-1890
AppleTree @ Perry Street Prep Jolie Carr (202) 529-4400
AppleTree @ Rocketship Infinity Kiara Blackson (202) 627-2256
AppleTree @ Rocketship Legacy Elisa Johnson (202) 627-2256
AppleTree @ Rocketship Rise Andrea Wright (202) 750-7177
Southwest Sherika Dawson (202) 813-3584

AppleTree @ LEARN D.C. Enrollment Information:

Thank you for your interest in AppleTree @ LEARN for the 2021-2022 school year! To apply, you must complete the MySchoolDC application online. Please create a log-in and select LEARN DC PCS.

50% of school seats are reserved for military-connect students and 50% of school seats are reserved for students from the surrounding community. LEARN D.C. is the only charter school in D.C. authorized on a military installation open to ALL D.C. scholars.

We look forward to having you as part of the AppleTree @ LEARN and LEARN D.C. family!

Please check out Family Connections and Family Engagement for more information about AppleTree Schools:


This is a video of the instructional day at an AppleTree School using the Every Child Ready Curriculum.

Juanita White – Director of Family and Community Engagement


For information on Child Care Subsidy Vouchers, check for Voucher Eligibility here

For information about the work that AppleTree Early Learning PCS does on fulfilling the Child Find Policy which includes identifying, locating and evaluating AppleTree students with disabilities, read this document.

For information regarding SFA free and reduced price school meals, please click here.

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