Frequently Asked Questions

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Charter schools are public schools. They are open to any student who wishes to attend, and they are tuition-free.

Charter schools have the flexibility to try new and innovative ways of improving student achievement. At AppleTree, we have developed a comprehensive instructional model, Every Child Ready, which reflects children’s desire to learn about their world and their role in it, with opportunities to question and explore ideas.

Yes. As established by the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board, non-residents will be considered on a secondary basis to DC residents and will be required to pay tuition.

Each classroom is staffed either with three teachers: a Lead Teacher and a Teaching Fellow, both of whom hold at minimum a Bachelor’s degree; as well as a highly qualified Teaching Assistant or two Lead Teachers, both of whom hold at minimum a Bachelor’s degree. AppleTree classrooms have no more than 22 students.

There is no tuition fee! However, there is a meals fee and fees for the optional Before Care and After Care programs. All fees are based on a sliding scale. The chart below lists the prices for meals and extended day for 2013-2014. AppleTree participates in the National School Lunch Program, which is a national meals subsidy program. Your child may be eligible to receive school meals for free or at a reduced price.

Your student will be served breakfast, a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. Meals meet USDA dietary guidelines for school lunch. If you wish to provide meals for your child, you must do it every day and it should include breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.